Here are a few of my go to places for good authentic Mexican food in North County.
No better way to celebrate the Battle of Puebla, victory over the French and taco Tuesday all rolled into one.
Primos’s Market ~ Oceanside
606 Morse St
Oceanside, CA 92054
b/t Freeman St & Alvarado St
Great street tacos, regularly $.99 on special $.69 . They have great Fresh made salsa and guacamole to accompany them.
Go to Dish: Any of the street tacos. Pick up a carton of their home made guac. to go at the market.
Mariscos Ensanada ~ Oceanside
Aguachile ~ Shrimp, avocado, red onion, in a jalapeno broth.
Go To Dishes: Best Carnitas in North County, any shrimp dish (though potions are kinda small), Aguachile and ceviche
Lola’s 7 up Market and Deli ~ Carlsbad
3292 Roosevelt St,
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Go To Dishes: Carne Asada anything (They get all their meat from Tip Top Meats in Carlsbad) and fish tacos.
Karina’s Taco Shop ~ Encinitas
916 N Highway 101
Authentic Mexican Seafood
Go To Dishes: Spicy Shrimp Taco and Octopus Taco
La Especial Norte ~ Encinitas
Lots to Like here,. larger menu selection at dinner.
Go To Dishes: Any of their moles, the chicken tortilla soup, and I’m a sucker for a good shrimp cocktail.
So there are some places I like for Mexican food. Not all inclusive and I left out some Americanized places like Haggo’s in Cardiff, Puesto in La Jolla / San Diego and Grubby’s / Los Tacos in Carlsbad and Oceanside that are all great in their own right.