Friday, March 21, 2008
El Indio: San Diego, CA
I'm still in the Bay Area but I should really complete the second part of my eating trip from last weekend. So here it goes. :)
Our meal at Blue Water was mighty delicious and we did have a fair amount of food yet we didn't quite feel satiated probably due to not eating lunch that day. A few days prior we had watched a local special which had a section on El Indio, alleged creator of the taquito in the early 40's after demand from customers for a quick take away lunch. As it happens, we actually pass by this place often but never thought to give it a run. Being a block away and still in search of sustenance we decided to try their taquitos.
It was around 7ish when we walked into an incredibly packed El Indio . I had never seen a Mexican joint so brimming with people. Though pleasantly surprised I felt confident about the food. We ordered three taquito specials- a taquito with cheese and guacamole.
I've had some pretty bad taquitos. Any of you who attended grade school in California and had the unfortunate experience of eating an overcooked stale taquito from the cafeteria know what I'm talking about. A scaring introduction to taquitos wasn't aided by equally stale ones I've samples at several of the "berto's"(Alberto's, Roberto's, etc.)
I was thus gleeful when I bit into one of these- greeted with a freshly fried crunch shell stuffed with moist shredded beef. Though the actual taquito was great, I think the serving of cheese and guacamole are on the scant side. I also thought the salsa bar was quite small as well.
I do recommend not coming at a peak hour for some more elbow room.
3695 India St.
(619) 299- 0333