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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. Now I have to check this place out! Great find! This is the same strip mall with this Mexican bakery that I like. Neveria Tocumbo is also there – they have good ice cream with flavors you won’t find at most mainstream places. Across the street is Asia Cafe, but since the original owners retired, the food isn’tthe same.

    • mary says:

      We got a torta from Tocumbo but it was just okay. I want to go back and try their ice cream. Maybe I got the wrong items at the bakery, I didn’t like it too much. The tacos are a good find though! Cheap and tasty.

  2. I checked my old posts…it’s called La Nueva. What I liked there were these filled flaky pastries. One had cream cheese and jalapeños. The other had a picadillo mixture that was really good. They don’t have it all the time, weekends only I think. I usually don’t like certain breads or pastries from panaderias because they are too dry So I avoid them and get savory items.

    • mary says:

      Hi CC – I liked this yellow cake with frosting they had at La Nueva but didn’t really care for the other random things we got (cookies and a chocolate cake thing). Maybe we just got the wrong things! My favorite panaderias are Elidia’s (off Fairmount) and Hilda’s (on University Ave).

  3. Faye says:

    $1.49?! And stuffed with al pastor?! Did the al pastor have any hint of pineapple to it? That second pic of tacos make the corn tortillas look home made. I can’t stress enough how cool you know a person is by their love of cilantro (funny as a family member is allergic to cilantro).

    • mary says:

      STUFFED! I don’t particularly remember a hint of pineapple, but I’m not a super taster like Jake so I might have never detected it in the first place. The guy heated up the tortillas on the grill right where he heated up the meat, so the tortillas picked up some of the meaty juices (yum). I love cilantro in a ridiculous way – it has just a vibrant taste and I love how it smells!

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