La Piñata – Best Mexican Food North of the Border

By December 9, 2016 No Comments

The oldest restaurant in Old Town is also home to it’s best Mexican food. La Piñata serves up the perfect combination of traditional and modern Mexican cuisine.  Open for over 85 years, La Piñata keeps getting better with age. The new Executive Chef at La Piñata, Anthony Porras, has evolved the menu from delightful to revolutionary.   An extensive menu offers traditional favorites like chiles rellenos, tacos, burritos and enchiladas. House specialties include shrimp fajitas, fish tacos, pescado ranchero and Mexican style lobster. The ambiance is also worth noting with colorful and playful elements including a sunny patio.  To sample some of the most popular brunch items at La Piñata, we sampled:Mexican Fruit Salad, a refreshing start to the meal with pineapple, cantaloupe, watermelon and jicama dusted with salt, lime juice and chili powder. Chef Anthony Porras makes his own tahini in house that adds depth and dimension to the fruit salad.Breakfast tacos bursting with flavor with eggs and chorizo, salsa verde, pickled red onion and cotija cheese. Tacos from the new taco menu including a wonderfully spicy carne asada taco with chimichurri, candied jalapeños, and cotija cheese as well as an al pastor taco. For dessert, a decadent and sinfully delicious french toast made of Texas toast soaked in cinnamon egg batter oozing with Nutella and marshmallow. As someone who has had hundreds of Mexican meals in San Diego, La Piñata surprised me with the innovative and exciting cuisine from the new menu. Check it out soon!   

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