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Feb 21, 2010 07:14 PM

Good Mexican near Balboa Park or the Zoo? Anything in Oceanside?

I love La Super-Rica in Santa Barbara (especially the rajas) and am looking for something similar in S.D.

Also, we are staying in Oceanside - any good Italian/Mexican/vegie food (dairy is fine but no meat/fish) in the area?


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  1. The closest Mexican to the Zoo and Balboa Park is probably Mama Testa's. I'm not sure what style La Super-Rica is, but Mama Testa's is good.

    1. Mama Testa's is very family friendly, very good and close by. Tacos only.
      Limited veg menu.

      A bit further (about 5 minutes) is Rancho's Mexican food. While the food is good/mediocre it has a HUGE vegetarian/vegan menu. Anything on the menu can be made vegetarian.

      A block further is El Comal that has the very limited veg menu but the honor of having the best vegetarian burrito in town (with rajas, mushrooms, crema, beans, and rice)

      About 2 minutes further is Mariscos German Taco Truck (tacos only, seafood only)

      About 3 minutes past that is Super Cocina (the best Mexican food in town) but you might have a hard time finding something vegetarian there.

      6 Replies
      1. re: Ewilensky

        Just to clarify, the Mariscos German truck is not tacos only, although that is their most talked-about item. They also do (taken straight off of their menu) clamatos, cockteles, botanas, tostadas ceviche, and burros, not to forget their wonderful (and complimentary) seafood consomme...

        1. re: cgfan

          Their shrimp quesadilla is also really good.

          1. re: Josh

            Shirmp Quesadilla from Mariscos German

            1. re: DiningDiva

              Great pics..
              I did not know that they made shrimp quesadillas...Yippppeeeee!

              1. re: DiningDiva

                Nice pics, is this from the truck or the stand alone restaurant?

        2. Awesome recommendations - thank you!!!