Locals are going loco for the brand new taquería, The Taco Stand (La Jolla), with an additional location recently opened on B Street in the heart of downtown.
Your Baja adventure starts as soon as you step through the entrance of this fast-casual eatery. To your left, you will be greeted by a mural by the well-known, Tijuana artist “Art Pusher,” that features a Latin accordionist. To your right, you’ll find a scrap-metal, rectangular enclosure that displays the menu in bright colors, designed to resemble an authentic, south-of-the-border stand.
The Taco Stand’s menu is inspired traditional recipes found along the Baja coast, featuring top-grade meats, handmade tortillas and fresh guacamole and salsa made from scratch, daily. Order at the counter and indulge in dishes such as the Sonora Taco, with 100% certified Angus beef, melted cheese, beans guacamole, onions, cilantro and salsa. Or go vegetarian with the Nopal Taco, filled with flame grilled cactus. The Taco Stand not only serves up appetizing tacos, but also has a large selection of burritos, quesadillas and breakfast options. If you’re in the mood for something light, try the Pescado Burrito filled with grilled Mahi Mahi or if you arrive with a bigger appetite, try the Al Pastor Burrito loaded with Rotisserie marinated pork, cilantro, onions, cilantro sauce and pineapple.
It’s no secret that Southern California is the best place to find genuine Mexican food and The Taco Stand doesn’t miss any details. Pair your meal with an ice cold, imported Mexican cerveza. And if you’re able to find more room in your stomach, enjoy a Mexican flavored popsicle or a freshly made Rosarito-style churro.
From its spicy design to its top-grade meats and hand-made tortillas, The Taco Stand is bringing a whole lot of culture to the downtown area. With another location to open in Encinitas in the next few months.