Edit ModuleShow Tags

Very Important Taco: Carnitas Taco at Cali Street Tacos

Prepare for a thick tortilla and plenty of heat-packed flavor


Published:

La Jolla’s newest taco shop may be just a few months old, but it already feels like home. We’ll thank the lovably no-frills decor and the jar full of classic Mexican candy at the register for that. And while the menu has a few experimental creations like Hot Cheeto-lote (corn on the cob dipped in Flamin’ Hot Cheetos powder) and tortillas made entirely of cheese, it’s traditional items like the carnitas taco that taste like we’re en casa.

A freshly handmade corn tortilla is stacked with a generous serving of pork—a seasoned balance of crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside—and topped with creamy guacamole, diced onions, and cilantro. No taco disassembly here; this tortilla is thick enough to keep it all together. There’s plenty of flavor in the meat alone, and though it doesn’t need any heat, the salsa bar provides some extras just in case. Try the salsa verde for a powerful kick, or salsa roja for something smokier.

Cali Street Tacos, 5525 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla

calistreettacos

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 141

A taqueria in San Ysidro gets national attention, a modern Filipino restaurant to open in Hillcrest, and are millennials sick of drinking?

The Florence Makes Its Debut in Sabre Springs

The new $4 million restaurant may be the best thing that happened to a suburban office park

The Contender: The Big Zac

A vegan fast-food chain impersonates the McDonald’s classic
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Vote Now for San Diego's Best Restaurants 2019
    From pho to fries, you can choose San Diego's best eats and drinks in 99 categories
  2. Puesto's Next Top Taco
    Submit your best taco recipe for the chance to win a grand prize
  3. Restaurants Are Dying; Here’s the Solution
    It’s simple math, but the state of California refuses to allow it
  4. 21 Ultimate Road Trip Itineraries from San Diego
    These getaways will take you through California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Mexico
  5. Best of North County 2019
    Our annual roundup of what's up-and-coming and full-on buzzy above the 56
  6. Things To Do in San Diego This Week
    International Mariachi Festival, The Redwoods Revue, Best Coast Beer Fest, Australian photography and more
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Enter San Diego’s Cutest Pet Contest

Your furry family member could win a pet prize package and be featured in San Diego Magazine

Puesto's Next Top Taco

Submit your best taco recipe for the chance to win a grand prize
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Enter San Diego’s Cutest Pet Contest

Your furry family member could win a pet prize package and be featured in San Diego Magazine

The SKY Facial Plastic Surgery Difference

The only person performing injectable treatments at SKY is the head honcho himself, Sirius K. Yoo, M.D.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags