Gregg and I don't go to many Mexican restaurants where we live. When we do go out to eat we are so hooked on Thai food that we usually head to our favorite of the moment, Bangkok Thai, a relatively new restaurant ten minutes away from home. All that being said this place looked really inviting and we stopped around lunchtime.
I always remember one of our old neighbors from when we lived here back in the 80's saying that after he had left for university, he used to ask his mother to send him care packages filled with his favorite Mexican food. There are many excellent Mexican restaurants in the San Diego area and this was the first and only one we visited on our vacation. The people there were very friendly and the food was great.
If I had looked more closely at the billboard outside, advertising 'the best Margaritas in the world', I would probably have ordered one but the Coronado Golden Ale that Gregg and I drank was outstanding, so no complaining here.
All the vegetables in the salad were so fresh and crunchy. If ever Gregg orders a salad he always gets the Caesar and I usually get the regular kind. Here it was called Ensalada Chica.
I also ordered the Coconut Shrimp which was absolutely yummy. Gregg's meal was the Fajitas and he said those refried beans were the best he had ever tasted. Both meals we gave a big thumb's up.
There was outside seating which we elected not to take because there was a bit of a heat-wave going on, and we wanted to get into some air-conditioning. You can see a lady in the picture below. She was making tortillas and people would come up and buy them off the street. When she had a large batch she took them into the kitchen, and as she passed our table we smiled and told her we had enjoyed watching her cook them. She offered us one and you know, straight off the grill top, they were out of this world. When the lady came back we told her how much we enjoyed them and she said she would bring us more, but we smiled and said that we couldn't eat one more bite. Truthfully? We could have made a whole meal of those tortillas.
If ever you find yourself on Orange Avenue in Coronado, we can most definitely recommend the Costa Azul.
In the next day or so I will share photos taken around and about Coronado.