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Taquerias/Burritos in Sunset Cliffs

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monty_capuletti Mar 20, 2012 11:03 AM

We will be staying in the Sunset Cliffs neighborhood and are flying in from the DC area. I used to live in Albuquerque and while there I discovered one of my favorite foods, chicharron burritos. I know we will have plenty of fish tacos, etc. while there as we love those as well but I am looking for a good taqueria (that will be local to where we are staying) that offers chicharrones. A cursory search on the web did not provide much as not too many of the small taquerias that would serve chicharron burritos have actual websites with menus.

Any suggestions are GREATLY appreciated!

Also any tips for good bars with solid food/music/drinks in that area would be appreciated as well.

Thank you!

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    The Office Goat Mar 22, 2012 10:21 AM

    I haven't been in a long time, but I think Tommy's Tex-Mex (which isn't really tex-mex, but it is a taco shop) is still in operation and on Voltaire at the edge of OB, not far from Sunset Cliffs.

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      TheBoat Mar 20, 2012 11:23 PM

      I second melee's picks. As an east-coaster, just be warned that at Pizza Port you will encounter the weird, thick-crusted CA style pizza. They will make it thin if you ask. Other than that, Newport Pizza is a great place for slices and good beer, Thursday night is $4 off pitchers.

      Wednesday night is the farmers market (really more of a street fair) on Newport Ave. Sometimes you can find some decent bites to eat, and it's great people watching.

      Winston's is the local music club. Check winstonsob.com for what's playing.

      Liticker's Liquor store on Voltaire has al pastor "street" tacos. Not mind-blowing, but a good cheap and tasty snack. The tamales aren't bad either.

      I do know that Loma Bonita on Scott St. is probably the closest place to you that serves chicharron, but I've never had it there, and I'm not the biggest fan of their food anyway. You've got to travel outside of Point Loma for the good stuff.

      Otherwise, any of the other taco shops around should make you happy enough with a big, fat carne asada/carnitas/pollo asado burrito. Just stay away from Nati's if you're looking for Mexican. Cardboard food.

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        melee Mar 20, 2012 09:38 PM

        I'm afraid i don't have any recommendations for a chicharron burrito but some other places to try near your hotel include:

        Azucar - Cuban bakery w/great cafes con leche, pastries & scones
        Pizza Port - Awesome craft beers and good pizza
        Raglan - Burgers and craft beer
        Sessions Public - Small plates & craft beer

        I'm guessing you can see a trend here; San Diego is home to a lot of really great craft beer.

        On the other side of the hill in Point Loma you'll find:

        Tender Greens - fresh salads, great seared ahi
        Con Pane - Fresh baked breads & great sandwiches (good place to pick up food to go)
        Brigantine - Great happy hour with some pretty good fish tacos

        Hope you have a great trip!

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