Is this making you hungry? Last June 2nd we collaborated with Turista Libre for a Progressive Meal around Tijuana. Tortas del Wash, Tacos, Tostilocos and to wash it all down a taste of locally brewed Zesde Beer. Thank you to all who came, and shared this wonderful experience. Stay tuned for the second edition. Tijuana Makes Me Hungry! Continue reading →
This past weekend was my husband’s Birthday celebration weekend. I am pretty sure that we will be continuing the celebration for the next two weeks knowing the size of our family, and different get togethers. His birthday celebration destination of choice was ‘La Sexta”. We met up with some good friends, and headed out into the night.
It was the third anniversary at La Mezcalera, which consisted of free beer and music from a few different DJ’s. We mostly hung out in the back with the music and disco ball, but if you are in the mood for a bit calmer scene that is possible as well. You can hang out in the front by the bar with the tunes of the jukebox blasting.
Every now and then we decide that a quick Tijuana getaway is definitely in order. My husband had some vacation time off work, so we were able to go and spend a couple of nights there during the week. This little roundup of photos is a timeline of how our three days went. We made it to both new and some of our usual spots. Continue reading →
San Diego has been experiencing much cooler weather this year, than what I can remember of the previous years. I always associate cold or rainy weather with food. I don’t know if that’s just me, but I love to warm up with a type of comfort food, or of course a warm beverage. We heard about Bolillo Tortas opening in downtown San Diego a couple of months back, and couldn’t wait to try out their tortas.
“Street Food” is definitely becoming much more well known and popular these days. I know that a lot of us grew up eating food from either street vendors or food trucks, but until now no one had really started making such a big deal. It was just somewhere to eat delicious food, that you kept going back for. El Gallito is officially on my list of favorites. You pull into a parking lot , and at first you are like “Hmm..Tortas being sold next to a Toys R Us..how good can they be?!” Oh, believe me you are in for a real treat! Tortas Ahogadas, otherwise known as a “Drowned Sandwich” are what they are known for. Traditionally a Torta is made with a soft and slightly toasted Bolillo. These Tortas on the other hand have to made with a thicker and crunchier version in order to withstand the sauce. You can order a mild or spicy version. We opted for the spicy one. Now, I am going to say this isn’t the easiest sandwich to eat especially if you are on the go, but every bite has you still wanting more, no matter how messy you get. The inside is filled with very well seasoned and incredibly juicy pork. The pork was delicious enough to eat on its own, but the bead and sauces make the whole dish complete. They all compliment each other so perfectly.
I love the addition of the pickled onions over the top. They add such a beautiful contrast of color, as well as texture and a surprisingly mild note to the tomato and chile based sauces. I am already waiting for the next time we head over to El Gallito.It could very well turn into one of those “cravings”, especially knowing that it is so close to us.
The next time you are in the area, make your way over to El Gallito for a Torta Ahogada. Take a few “messy” moments to sit down and really enjoy this drowned sandwich.