Fish tacos – El Chupacabra

Fish tacos - El Chupacabra
Beer battered cod, cabbage, white sauce and pico. 3 on soft white corn tortillas served with tortilla chips and limes. $6.99
El Chupacabra, Seattle WA

These tacos were a little sad, so that’s why I’m glad they were only $6.99. The fried fish didn’t taste so fresh and the corn tortillas were cold and limp. The white sauce wasn’t even white! As elusive as a chupacabra, so was the pressence of a decent fish taco!

Salsas - El Chupacabra

Different salsas at the table (you’ll need them!).

Paper lanterns
Paper lanterns above the bar.

Chorizo burrito – Purple Palm Restaurant

Chorizo burrito - Purple Palm Restaurant
Flour tortilla, salsa verde, manchego, potato, scrambled eggs. $15
Purple Palm Restaurant, Palm Springs CA

This was not worth fifteen bucks! The scrambled egg filling with chorizo tasted fine, but it took SO long to get this to our table that it was cold and unappetizing when it arrived. The salsa verde sauce on the bottom of the plate was gross and congealed and would attach in chunks to the bottom of the breakfast burrito. Ew!

Street tacos – Escena Lounge & Grill

Popcorn shrimp taco - Escena Lounge & Grill
Popcorn shrimp with cabbage slaw and salsa. $3
Escena Lounge & Grill, Palm Springs CA

These tacos were pretty tasty and at $3 a pop they made the perfect afternoon snack! I know it’s kinda ghetto for me to admit it, but the popcorn shrimp was probably my favorite. I don’t eat a lot of fried seafood so perhaps I just had a craving for it that day, hehe.

Chicken tinga taco - Escena Lounge & Grill
Chicken tinga with guacamole and salsa. $3

Carne asada taco - Escena Lounge & Grill
Carne asada with guacamole and salsa. $3

Mt. San Jacinto hike
Mt. San Jacinto hike, looking back down into Coachella Valley.

Ceviche taco – South Beach Bar & Grille

Ceviche taco - South Beach Bar & Grille
Mixed seafood ceviche. Served on a soft flour tortilla with cheese, red cabbage, salsa fresca and white sauce. $3.25
South Beach Bar & Grille, San Diego CA

Hmm, this was kinda gross! It had a weird flavor and a mushy texture. Not one of their successful tacos, yuck.

Lady slipper orchids

Lady slipper orchids (Paphiopedilum spp., Orchidaceae), Balboa Park Botanical Building.

Baja fish taco – South Beach Bar & Grille

Baja fish taco - South Beach Bar & Grille
Battered and fried pollock. Served on a soft flour tortilla with cheese, red cabbage, salsa fresca and white sauce. $3.25
South Beach Bar & Grille, San Diego CA

Mmm, this was SO yummy! I do wish that they had used corn tortillas or at least grilled these lame flour tortillas though. Besides that, I really enjoyed this delicious and fairly sizeable fish taco!

Ocean Beach pier
Ocean Beach pier. Such a beautiful day!

Tacos al pastor – Chilango

Tacos al pastor - Chilango
Two corn tortillas filled with marinated pork, cilantro and onion. Served with caramelized onions, salsa, and rice and beans. $7
Chilango, San Francisco CA

Yuck, I did not enjoy this! The al pastor marinade the used was way different from anything I’ve tasted before. It was way too vinegary and super strong tasting. Even drenching the tacos in salsa didn’t really help. I don’t think I’ll ever order this from Chilango again.

Rice and beans - Chilango
Rice and beans.

Emerging Prunus tree
Emerging Prunus tree with pink flowers, Dolores Street.

Beef enchirito – Taco Bell

Beef enchirito - Taco Bell
A warm, soft flour tortilla wrapped around seasoned beef, hearty beans, diced onion, real cheddar cheese, and tangy red sauce. 360 calories, 17g fat
Taco Bell, Palm Springs CA

The enchirito is another one of my favorite Taco Bell items probably because it’s SO saucey and cheesy! It goes down so easily during that late night “fourthmeal”, lol!

Huevos rancheros – Squat & Gobble

Huevos rancheros - Squat & Gobble
Two eggs over easy, cheddar cheese and corn tortillas topped with spicy ranchero sauce and served with black beans and jalapeno sour cream. $9.75
Squat & Gobble, San Francisco CA

There’s something about a large plate of huevos rancheros that just makes my morning! The version at Squat & Gobble isn’t very authentic but it tastes great. The service is always very friendly here and the people watching makes me smile.

Coffee - Squat & Gobble
Coffee.

Steak and prawns – Zapata Mexican Grill

Steak and prawns - Zapata Mexican Grill
Grilled steak, prawns, rice, black beans, guacamole, salad, salsa and 4 corn tortillas. $13.50
Zapata Mexican Grill, San Francisco CA

I was pleasantly surprised by this plate – I thought it was going ot suck! The prawns were acutally really good though. They were large, juicy and tender. The grilled steak could have been more tender and less salty, but it still tasted great with everything else. And of course, they make sure to pack the plate! 🙂

Steak and prawns - Zapata Mexican Grill
December 8, 2013. $13.50

Mu shu bbq duck wrap – Harbor Village Kitchen

Mu shu bbq duck wrap - Harbor Village Kitchen
Stir fried with lettuce, bamboo shoot, black fungus, and carrot with a flour tortilla. $9.50
Harbor Village Kitchen, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Omg, this was just a large greasy pile of crap! The duck was gross and stringy and I still can’t believe they threw in a flour tortilla to accompnay the mu shu pile. That was laughable! Let’s just say I didn’t eat much of this.

Wind Portal art installation
“Wind Portal” art installation, Paul Woolford and Ned Kahn, SFO Bart Station.