You're reading this mmm-yoso!!! food blog from an air conditioned location, aren't you? Cathy is writing from a Starbucks in Santee because the present temperature is 99•. Crazy hot days lately!
Our home does not have an air conditioner. There, I've said it. The Mister and I decided long ago that since we grew up in the humid Midwest and East coast in homes without such a convenience, we could do it as adults. For several days a year, we regret our choice. Even though it does get cooler in the evenings, the oven-like blast of heat that hits when we open the front door to venture outside to check the mailbox around noon has been debilitating.
Needless to say, I have not wanted to cook. At all.
I had to meet a business client in Lakeside, just off of Los Coches Road and afterwards, drove under the 8 freeway, to the second signal light where the city line is drawn and the location is technically El Cajon. The perfect place to eat is here.
La Posta has three locations-this newest one in El Cajon. Other locations are in Spring Valley and teh Hillcrest area of San Diego.
This location is quite large; it looks like they took over the space in the next storefront.
The salsa bar is filled with three very fresh house made salsas, pickled carrots, limes and an onion cilantro mix. Simple and very good.
You order and pay, and then chips and silverware s brought to your table, and soon, your food is brought out to you also. No number to place on your table; they remember everyone.
The shredded beef Mexican salad here ($5.25) is unique-the shell is large and formed so it is deep- and there are no beans. It is mainly lettuce, meat and cheese (as well as sour cream, cucumber slices and chunky salsa). The stewed meat is very juicy and flavorful. This is a deceptively large salad.
The side order of chile relleno ($3) is something The Mister and I always order here. It's made to order and really, really good- a fresh chile stuffed with cheese and dipped in a light batter and fried. The sauce for the relleno is made here, not the same as the enchilada sauce and has a deep, rich flavor.
On this hot, humid day, I wanted something not heated...the shrimp ceviche tostada ($3.50) is exquisite. The shrimp are very large and flavorful, chopped into thirds, mixed with a simple tomato-onion-cilantro mix then cooked in lime juice. So refreshing and fresh.
I hope everyone stays cool this long weekend!
La Posta de Acapulco 8575 Los Coches Road El Cajon, CA 92021-8815 (619) 443-5522