Tijuana's 25+ Year Old El Tío Pepe Rolls Out San Diego-Based Food Truck

March 5, 2019

El Tío Pepe, a Mexican eatery known for its smothered carnitas sandwiches with three locations in Baja California, has launched a food truck in San Diego.

Founded as a food cart in the northern Baja California, Mexico city of Tijuana in 1993, El Tío Pepe is known for its torta ahogada - a traditional Guadalajara-style sandwich filled with tender chunks of braised pork then smothered in a spicy chile de arbol sauce. The sandwiches are made with traditional pan salado, a salted bread that's imported fresh from Guadalajara three times per week. El Tío Pepe has three locations in Baja - Tijuana, Rosarito and Otay - and opened a food truck currently sited in San Diego's South County last month.

Owner Juan Jose Orozco Neri is currently operating the El Tio Pepe food truck from the parking lot at 3740 Main Street in Chula Vista from 10am to 6pm daily. In addition to tortas, the eatery will serve a variety of tacos, as well as Mexican sodas and agua frescas.

For more information about El Tío Pepe, visit tacoseltiopepe.com.