tropical star restaurant & specialty market / clairemont – san diego, ca


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

6 Responses

  1. leanne says:

    I’m glad to see Tropical Star is still around! I haven’t been there in ages, but I remember it being tasty. I’ll have to stop by sometime and see if I can remember what it was I had the first time!

  2. That alfajor looks to die forrrr

    • mary says:

      It was so good! They also had a package with smaller sized baby alfajors but I decided to just try a regular sized one. Yummy!

  3. The last time I tried going there it was closed (I had forgotten they are closed on Sundays). We like their pastelillos (Puerto Rican empanadas), tostones, and their rice with pigeon peas

    For their products, I like buy the oblea wafers and jars of their caramel.

    Your posts makes me want to go again!

    • mary says:

      I definitely want to try any empanadas and maybe some other dishes. Didn’t really have a chance to shop, hopefully next time!

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