Edit ModuleShow Tags

Very Important Taco: Gobernador Vampiro at Rudy’s Taco Shop

The Sinaloan speciality features grilled cheese and shrimp


Published:

Tacos vampiros are said to have originated in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Made with slightly larger, lightly fried tortillas and griddled with cheese, they get their moniker from the Dracula-repellent garlic added to the protein.

At the beloved Rudy’s Taco Shop in Solana Beach and La Costa, they come in carne asada and surf ’n’ turf, but we go for the gobernador—itself another Sinaloan specialty, supposedly named for a governor who preferred his tacos with shrimp. On top of a cheese-filled corn tortilla are garlicky chunks of shrimp, cilantro, onion, and avocado.

While the taco may seem simple, their salsa bar is anything but. It spans a mild avocado salsa, hot tomatillo verde, and five-alarm molcajete with other options in between.

Not feeling like tacos? Rudy’s also makes burritos, tostadas, soups, and breakfast. Plus, the taqueria’s handmade corn tortillas are available for purchase, and there’s a mini-market with beer, Jarritos, and more.

7662 El Camino Real, La Costa; 524 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Very Important Taco: The Chapulines Taco from Aqui es Texcoco

An off-menu grasshopper taco worth chirping about

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 76

A mega-famous ice cream shop lands in San Diego, Lucha Libre opens a location in North County, and chef Kevin Templeton of Barleymash drops by

San Telmo Brings Argentine Fast-Casual to Downtown

Meat lovers need to try the marinated-meat sandwiches at this unassuming new spot
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. San Diego Magazine's Travel Awards 2018
    Cast your vote now for your favorite hotels, travel companies, and attractions
  2. First Look: Cloak & Petal
    The owners of Tajima bring Japanese small plates to Little Italy with Cloak & Petal
  3. Your Guide to San Diego's Best Happy Hours
    Here's where to throw back a cold one while the sun's still out
  4. 15 Coolest Jobs in San Diego and How to Get Them
    We asked 15 San Diego professionals with the coolest jobs in town how they landed their gigs—and how we could steal them
  5. Shake Shack vs. In-N-Out: Which Burger is Better?
    Pitting NYC’s burger icon against the king of SoCal
  6. The San Diego Lager Boom
    Why light, crisp, and flavorful is the next “new” thing
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Enter a Drawing You Could Actually Win

There are more than 1,700 prizes in the Dream House Raffle

Buy a Raffle Ticket, Win This Rare Sports Car

Donate to a good cause to seriously upgrade your ride
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags