Tropical Star Restaurant & Specialty Market | Clairemont


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. MMmm… Potato balls. Been so long since I had one at Porto’s. How are they compared to Porto’s?

    • Mary says:

      Hi Soo! I really enjoyed the potato balls here – very creamy, excellent meaty filling, nice crunch on the exterior. Very comparable to the ones at Porto’s (it’s also been a long time since I’ve had Porto’s potato balls).

  2. This is one of my favorite eateries. I love their pastelillos (Puerto Rican empanada)..they are fried and have a great pastry crust.

  3. Jinxi says:

    Ooh those cookies sound so delicious. And the potato balls. And the cubano. And everything. I need to visit this place asap! 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Hi Jinxi – The food here is really good! They have a good mix of items, I think you’d enjoy it! Plus, you totally need some of those cookies ASAP. 😀

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