Tuesday, July 24, 2012
SUPER BREWS AND BURRITOS NORTH PARK STYLE
ON THE GUACAMOLE EXPRESS—One of the joys of experiencing the culinary renaissance in San Diego’s historic North Park neighborhood is being able to stay within a few blocks of 30th & University and enjoy amazing San Diego style Mexican cuisine.
Yes, North Park is also known as being the best beer neighborhood in San Diego. Add some of the best Mexican food in the region with some cold craft brews and that’s one definition of paradise under the summer sun.
Carnitas Snack Shack
2632 University Avenue
Comment: Magic happens when an experienced chef applies his talent to creating CARNITAS TACOS (2 for $7). SD Home/Garden Lifestyles mag gave chef Hans its highest Silver Fork award in July, 2012 issue.
CARNE ASADA BURRITO:
3753 30th Street
Comment: Simply put they make the best carne asada burrito, period. Also, pollo asada ranks right up there as well. Go ahead try elsewhere, but you’ll come back to this place. Burrito magic is the reason Saguaro’s stays open 24 hours.
Comment: Best white posole with chicken I’ve tasted to date. Also, they have cactus on the menu.
3910 30th Street
Comment: Friendly, efficient, big menu, margaritas and Mexican beer work here. Sides of Guacamole and chips are excellent.
Sombrero Mexican Food
2201 Fern Street
Comment: Available all week with plenty of hominy included.
Juan Chou Tacos * Sushi
Comment: New addition to NoSoPark with quality Sushi and Mexican menus. Concept works just fine. Food is tops and someone has to make the best flan: they win.
Images: Carnitas Snack Shack culinary Superman Hanis Cavin is a great sport posing in “Avengers” costume to highlight San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles July 2012 Silver Fork Dining Awards coverage.
Photo: Martin Mann, SDHGL.
Although not in North Park, blog reader and friend Gary Payne says Emiliano's Mexican Food in the Allied Gardens area is "Acá se come bien!" (6690 Mission Gorge Road-619-284-2460--www.emilianosrestaurant.com/about-us.html
--This just in from New Mexico's Pat Minjarez: Caliente's Restaurant in Albuquerque (1930 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 505-298-7988.
Just a bit outside of North Park but who cares: tasty is tasty.