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Mar 16, 2011 11:32 AM

Where to find Pozole (posole) in San Diego?

Any place to find this wonderful dish in San Diego? Preferably as close to the northern New Mexico version as possible? I miss it and I simply cannot make it taste the same when I try to prepare it at home.

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  1. The food court/steam trays at Northgate Gonzalez Market.

    1. There's a little place in CV called Posoleria Dona Maria. Haven't been but my husband loves posole too so it's on our list to try. Anyone been there?

      Posoleria Dona Maria
      1660 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91911

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      1. re: Island

        I've been there its ok - not worth the drive to almost San Ysidro and its white pozole only.

        The best pozole Ive had in San Diego was at the Cenaduria of Candyland in City Heights though I believe they have new owners.

      2. El Comal in North Park makes a good one, red or white versions both available.

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        1. re: Josh

          Although I live really near El Comal I had never been so, in search of pozole, we went last night. Overall we really liked the place. Great prices, huge (too huge) portions. Too cold for the patio last night but I am sure we will go back for the live music on the weekends when it is warmer. My husband loved his fish tacos. We shared a gordita "exotica" which was wonderful--steak, nopales, and mushrooms. I, of course, had the pozole. I had the red. I liked it and all the condiments that came with it were great. But, it had nothing to do (except the hominy) with the pozole I have had in New Mexico. That pozole was green, so, that may be the big difference. The pozole I was looking for had lots of herbs in it (sorrel?? among others) and definitely smoked chilies. The hominy was somehow much softer and flavorful that the stuff that you get from the cans at the supermakret. It was also a lot spicier. I will definitely go back to El Comal, but not for the pozole. Still searching.

          El Comal
          262 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910

          1. re: wrldtrvl

            I think most of the places that have been recommended on this thread serve Mexican posole, not New Mexican. You're right they're similar but not the same. I don't know of any place in SD serving New Mexico style posole. There used to be a place out in Santee but they went out of business several years ago.

        2. Menuderia Don Vincente on Highland a few blocks south of Northgate Market makes a very good posole. Grande or chico, the appropriate garnishes and tortillas.

          Northgate Market
          606 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025

          1. Second El Comal! Gringo versions: Old Town Mexican Cafe and World Famous in PB are still pretty tasty in a pinch.