mama testa taqueria


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. i haven’t had a potato taco/burrito before unless you count breakfast burritos or california burritos? a mashed potato filling doesn’t appeal to me though unless it’s chunky. i noticed i am not a fan of potato croquettes because of that. and, wow, a beatdown of bobby flay! must try fish tacos! thanks for keeping us updated about the ‘hood. 🙂

    • mary says:

      Hi Lynn! Oh, you might not like these then since the potato is more like a mashed potato consistency. They also offer the steamed tacos with carnitas, polano peppers + cheese, or refried beans + cheese. I love potato tacos when it’s done right! Yes, I was surprised to hear about beating Bobby Flay! The menu says the catfish tacos are fried but not quite crunchy which sounds interesting to me. I love catfish so that’s my next thing to try.

  2. Were the steamed tacos called “al vapor”?

    Everything looks good. I’ve only been to the older location. It’s good they opened up again.

    @lynn, you can get potato tacos anywhere down South. I like the ones at Cotija’s.the potato filling is seasoned. The shell os fried hard.

    • mary says:

      Hi CC – I tried looking up the “real” name of them and saw references to “al vapor” but that name isn’t listed anywhere on the menu. It simply says “steamed tacos” (I think it’s page 3). I never visited the old location but am happy the new one is so closeby!

  3. Faye says:

    I stopped in some weeks ago to take a look after lunch at QT Pot. It’s so cool to see them in Mira Mesa. I visited their Hillcrest location (probably after the Bobbly Flay thing) and thought their food was ok. Not sure about the steamed taco thing but I’d definitely try it ! The al pescador looks mighty interesting with the pineapple. Funny as I don’t like beans either – not sure exactly why though.

    • mary says:

      Hi Faye – I never went to the original location – I hated trying to park on University! I love that they are FINALLY been re-paving the parking lot now. I’ll miss those vague “lines” they had for parking spots.

      Beans… I don’t like the texture of beans and how they get mushy in your mouth. UGH.

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