Don Pollo – Poway, CA

I’m glad I’m not the only person sick during this season. Not that I wish coughs and sniffles on friends but…it’s nice to have someone who shares the same miseries. That’s not grinch-y is it. Chicken soup has been known to help get over a bad cold. Not sure the science behind it but I… Read More Don Pollo – Poway, CA


Las Brisas Restaurant (OMG ocean views) – Laguna Beach, CA

LAS BRISAS RESTAURANT My last two nights in Taipei were filled to the brim with family time. That’s all that seemed to matter. Saying goodbye to them on the final day brought uncontrollable tears (on my part) and the question, from my grandma, when will you come back? My mom took the same flight as… Read More Las Brisas Restaurant (OMG ocean views) – Laguna Beach, CA


Galaxy Taco – La Jolla, CA

I don’t think I can convey how happy a rainy day makes me feel. It’s even harder to express that happiness when that rainy day falls on a weekday that I have free for lunch. I hadn’t heard much about Galaxy Taco in La Jolla but was game for trying them out since their menu… Read More Galaxy Taco – La Jolla, CA


Lucha Libre (North Park)

Lucha Libre opened a sister location in North Park some time ago. I’ve been visiting North Park more often and have passed by their new location several times. There’s no parking and signage for this location is quite minimal. I rarely crave Mexican food but one thing that I absolutely crave is Lucha Libre’s thick… Read More Lucha Libre (North Park)


El Agave (Old Town)

Out of town friends constantly remind me that San Diego is the most beautiful city in the world. I’ve visited Old Town more often in the last year than I have since I’ve resided in San Diego. I was surprised by the quality and variety of Mexican restaurants I’ve tried on those visits. I’ve always… Read More El Agave (Old Town)


Mama Testa

I was smiling when I saw Mama Testa coming to Mira Mesa. I had seen the build out of their new location when I would visit this plaza. They were originally located in Hillcrest and garnered a fan base due to their appearance on an episode of Bobby Flay’s Throwdown some many years ago. I… Read More Mama Testa


Casa Sol y Mar – Del Mar, CA

I visited Casa Sol y Mar two years ago with Snooks and Toxie to try their Happy Hour. We all collectively thought the food was mediocre and the staff a bit rude. So there wasn’t ever an urge to return. But a group of friends recently wanted to get together for lunch and one of… Read More Casa Sol y Mar – Del Mar, CA


The Hake Kitchen and Bar (Yelp Event) – La Jolla, CA

Yelp recently partnered with The Hake Kitchen and Bar in La Jolla to host dinners for those that were lucky enough to get in. Each person was able to invite one guest. You would be able to share three appetizers, one dessert, and two drinks between you and your guest.┬áThe restaurant would call you with… Read More The Hake Kitchen and Bar (Yelp Event) – La Jolla, CA


DON RIOS (previously MXN previously Santanas) – Rancho Penasquitos

I grew up hearing about Santanas as everyone in school just loved their burritos so much. I never really ate there so it wasn’t a big deal to me when Santanas changed to MXN. I recently drove by MXN in Rancho Penasquitos and noticed a new sign that said Don Rios where MXN used to… Read More DON RIOS (previously MXN previously Santanas) – Rancho Penasquitos



VALLARTA EXPRESS My family and friends generally assume I’m having a bad day if they find out I’m eating Mexican food for any meal. Trust me – it’s totally easy to have a bad day by 7a and have a breakfast burrito to punish yourself for it. It happens. I don’t remember what exactly happened… Read More VALLARTA EXPRESS – MIRA MESA, CA