Hard Shell Tacos and/or sit-down mexican food
where can I find hard shell tacos? I thought I read about some place in Barrio Logan? I like the hard fried tacos like they make in L.A. I'm originally from Texas and I haven't gotten used to the soft taco shops here and the lack of very good sit down nice mexican restaurants. Help! Tx
The place in the Barrio that you are thinking about is probably Los Quatro Milpas. They do hard shell tacos. I think they are quite ordonary and not particularly special, but on this board that is the minoritu opinion. My favorite hard shell taco in SD is the hard sell mashed potato taco at Mama Testa in Hillcrest.
I share your pain about no decent sit down Mexican in SD. I am posting this from Mexico City where I had a terrific dinner at Azul Condesa last night and a truly stellar lunch today at Merotoro. As I was eating, other reveling in how good the food was, I couldn't help but wonder why SD doesn't have similar dining options.
1417 University Ave Ste A, San Diego, CA 92103
Nati's in Ocean Beach makes a good hard-shell taco. The big warning there is the only things on the menu that should be ordered are the ground beef tacos, or the enchiladas. Anything else and you're asking for trouble.
Not sure what you mean by "very good, sit down, nice mexican restaurants"? Do you mean upscale or just nice in the sense it isn't a hovel?
I like Candelas, I think they do a nice job at upscale, so does El Agave. There are also new places like El Vitral and La Puerta, that while not great are fun and interesting.
Ortega's Restaurant in Hillcrest does a good job with Puerto Nuevo style food, Alejandro's in Eastlake, Los Arcos in CV and El Zarape on Adams Ave are all pretty good.
El Zarape Restaurant
3201 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA
Los Arcos Restaurant
, Chula Vista, CA 91910
560 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
El Vitral Restaurant
815 J Ave, San Diego, CA 92118
2304 San Diego Ave Ste B, San Diego, CA 92110