mmm-yoso!!! is a food blog. Today's post is written by Cathy; Kirk and Ed(from Yuma) are a bit under the weather.
The Mister has also been under the weather for the past week or so...and I'm not, so I've been making Him go on errands with me and then we stop and He has some sort of soup or stew as a lunch. The other day, we were in National City and I just started driving and looking for a place to stop. This signage looked promising.Here's that sign from inside-Estilio Jalisco- Jalisco Style Mexican food preparation. Turns out it's been here since 1978. Family owned and operated. It was never on my radar.
I ordered from the White Board you can see to the right in this photo. The interior is fairly large for a Taco Shop and was quite busy, with a large group carrying musical instruments outside as we were walking in around noon on a Saturday. The Menu Board looks very interesting.
I ordered a fish fillet with Ranchera sauce (Diablo sauce was another choice) ($8). This was a thick, large, fresh fillet (definitely not tilapia) covered with a very nice, very fresh chili/tomato/onion sauce that was unexpected. Served with a good rice, great beans, the two (also fresh and homemade) hot sauces shown and fresh, handmade corn tortillas.
The Mister's Birria de Chivo ($8) was really, really good. Given the choice of ranch beans or refried, I wasn't sure, but the refried went well with this large portion of goat stew. The onions and cilantro complimented the stew, as did the (again, fresh made) corn tortillas. There were a few small bones in the meat, but nothing bothersome. The broth was so rich and really multi leveled in flavor points.
Here's a better photo of one and a half of the tortillas (we each got four)- you can see they are not perfectly symmetric, by any means...thick, thin and wonderful. So very fresh. This was a great place to stop.
Mi Tierra Super Taco 1835 Highland Avenue National City 92950 (619)477-1927 website