If you’re a San Diego local, you know there’s an abundance of delicious Mexican and Asian cuisine to experience. However, there are some eateries in San Diego that combine both cultural cuisines and offer a unique (but also familiar) Mexican-Asian fusion dish! The Tabe BBQ Fusion truck takes elements from both popular Mexican and Korean dishes to create an amazing and tasteful meal.
Their most popular menu items are the OMG Korean BBQ tacos and burritos, where marinated Korean ribs or seasoned chicken are put in a traditional taco shell or burrito alongside Mexican-style vegetables and sauces. Another highly recommended dish and one we have personally tried and loved is the Tabe Asada Fries which are skinny-cut fries mixed with cheeses, onions, peppers, hot sauce, and of course Korean BBQ beef.
If you can’t decide between Asian or Mexican takeout for dinner, get the best of both worlds and locate a Tabe BBQ Fusion food truck near you!
2655 S Coast Hwy 101
Cardiff, CA 92007
Las Olas has kept the Mexican tradition alive with their spectacular menu and incredible atmosphere. They serve authentic Mexican food including outstanding fish tacos, local craft beers, and the best margaritas at their two beach locations in San Diego, Cardiff-By-The-Sea and Carlsbad. The food is prepared fresh daily and only from scratch using wholesome ingredients. Cool down this summer with one of Las Olas’ great tasting margaritas or an ice cold beer. Las Olas Margaritas are famous, and many of their draft beer selections are from San Diego’s own incredible breweries! Check out Las Olas today and see for yourself why everyone is headed here to try some of their spectacular dishes.
Don’t forget about Happy Hour at Las Olas which offers some incredible deals. Happy Hour is Monday – Friday from 4 to 6PM. The Taco Tuesday specials run from 4PM till close!
12865 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
If you’re looking for a genuine Mexican style restaurant, look no further than Casa Sol y Mar! The atmosphere and exquisite meals inspired by the traditions and values of Mexico make it truly a pleasure to dine at. Casa Sol y Mar is located in the Del Mar Highlands and it’s impossible to miss!
Not only are they known for their great atmosphere, but they also have an incredible selection of customary Mexican dishes that will leave your taste buds satisfied. The Chicken Enchilada is definitely a local favorite, but they also have a seasonal menu full of mouth-watering items to choose from! Our seasonal favorite has got the be the Burrito de la Casa – can’t go wrong with a delicious burrito for lunch or dinner!
Don’t forget about their Happy hour going on from Monday through Friday from 4 p.m to 7 p.m! Casa Sol y Mar is a great place to grab a drink and some delicious food with friends. If you’re in the mood for authentic Mexican food in Carmel Valley, this is the place to check out!
3860 Valley Centre Dr
San Diego, CA 92130
Situated in the heart of Carmel Valley, Nico’s Taco Shop prides themselves on one thing in particular: The Big Breakfast Burrito.
We have had our fair share of breakfast burritos, and no other burrito has stood up to Nico’s hand crafted breakfast delight. The key to it’s deliciousness is it’s simple, perfectly proportioned ingredients: bacon, eggs, cheese, and potatoes. Douse this forearm-sized breakfast classic in one their two salsas for a truly authentic experience.
Before you decide to try this burrito out for yourself, just remember, Nico’s Taco Shop is cash only!
Fidel’s Little Mexico
749 Genevieve Street
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Fidel’s Little Mexico has been a staple for North County locals since 1960. The house-turned-restaurant consists of three different levels, including a festive courtyard, a couple of bars and outdoor patios, and a taco bar. In addition to the fabulous venue, the Mexican cuisine takes you right to the border.
Starting with the bare necessities, Fidel’s is all about their chips and salsa. Once you dip your first chip into their spicy, yet sweet salsa, we can assure you that you won’t be able to stop. The menu offers classic items such as enchiladas, huevos rancheros, fajitas, and countless burritos, just to name a few.
As a weekly-Fidel’s customer, it is highly recommended that you order the chicken and rice soup, as well as a patron margarita (on the rocks, with salt, of course 🙂 The chicken and rice soup is simple and consists of only avocado, cilantro, and onions while served with your choice of flour or corn tortillas. Also, be sure to order a side of enchilada sauce to dip your chips in…you won’t be disappointed!
The Taco Stand
642 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
In need of an authentic taco stand experience? The Taco Stand just opened up a new located in the heart of Encinitas! This family-owned taquería specializes in combining different variations of meats and ingredients, resulting in a lot of flavor. In addition to its flavorful menu, The Taco Stand has become an instant hot-spot due to it’s convenient late-night hours and coastal location.
Be sure to try the “Al Pastor” and “Nopal” Taco’s. The “Al Pastor” taco consists of rotisserie marinated pork, cilantro, onions, cilantro sauce, and pineapple. The “Nopal” taco is vegetarian and consists of flamed grilled cactus, melted cheese, cilantro sauce, tomato, and avocado.