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San Diego's best under-the-radar taquerias

Published On 03/12/2014 Published On 03/12/2014
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1. Sara's Mexican Food 2907 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

Sara's is a literal hole in the wall (take-out-only window) conveniently located between bars so you can grab a burrito on the way to the beach or stop by after last call for some tacos on your way home.

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2. Jalapenos Mexican Food 11835 Carmel Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92128

Don't be fooled by its location in a Carmel Mountain strip mall, Jalapeños brings some real-deal carne asada to town -- whether you get it in a burrito, quesadilla, or on top of a plate of fries with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa.

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3. Super Cocina 3627 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104 (Normal Heights)

Super Cocina brings truly authentic Mexican food to Normal Heights with traditional soups like pozole or menudo and dishes like Puerco en Chile Colorado (pork, pork ribs, and potatoes in a spicy red chile de arbol and tomatillo sauce).

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4. Taco Express 1330 State St, San Diego, CA 92101 (Little Italy)

Though somewhat out of place in Little Italy, Taco Express earns its keep with fairly priced, quality tacos, and their covered patio in the back is the perfect place to enjoy your mexican reprieve from pizza and pasta.

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5. Tommy's Tex Mex 4145 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107 (Point Loma)

Tommy's Tex Mex also goes by Don Tommy's, but whatever you call it, the place makes some killer homemade tortillas that are worth checking out right now!

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6. La Fachada 20 25th St, San Diego, CA 92102 (Logan Heights)

La Fachada is the spot for authentic street tacos and a great selection of aguas frescas. It might be helpful to learn how to say aguas frescas -- and maybe some other taco-related Spanish words -- before you go.

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