Trout tostadas – Cala

Trout tostadas - Cala
With chipotle, avocado, and fried leeks. $16
Cala, San Francisco CA

These were pretty tasty, and I thought that the fried leeks were a great component. I thought that the texture of the trout was verging on the slimy side, but that didn’t stop me from devouring these little bites!

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Pickled vegetables - Cala
Pickled vegetables. Complimentary

Assorted tacos – The Castro Republic

Assorted tacos - The Castro Republic
Heritage carnitas, adobo chicken, and beer-marinated steak. On organic corn tortilla, onion, cilantro relish, lime, and roasted tomatillo salsa. Taco Wednesday, each $2
The Castro Republic, San Francisco CA

These definitely hit the spot on a random Wednesday night. And I’m totally down with the two dollar price tag. While most places observe Taco Tuesday, they do Taco Wednesday at The Castro Republic!

Street taco platter – Loco Charlie’s Mexican Grill

Street taco platter - Loco Charlie's Mexican Grill
Four mini tacos with al pastor, lengua, carne asada, and pollo asado. Soft corn tortillas, cilantro, onions. Served with rice and beans. Each $8.95
Loco Charlie’s Mexican Grill, Palm Springs CA

These tacos were pretty good! I liked the variety, and the quality of the proteins was good. And you can’t beat the price!

Fish tacos – Loco Charlie’s Mexican Grill

Fish tacos - Loco Charlie's Mexican Grill
Two corn tortillas filled with breaded fish topped with Mexican cole slaw, chipotle baja sauce and pico de gallo. Served with rice. $9.95
Loco Charlie’s Mexican Grill, Palm Springs CA

These tacos were much larger than I expected. The fish were slightly greasy, but they tasted great and they definitely don’t skimp on the toppings. The rice, on the other hand, was really lame and dry.