La Taqueria Tijuana Brings Authentic Taco Shop Experience To San Diego's Little Italy

June 2, 2021

Little Italy has been one San Diego neighborhood absent an authentic Mexican taco shop ever since Mexican Fiesta shuttered at the close of 2017, but all that has changed now that South County's La Taqueria Tijuana has opened on Kettner Boulevard.

Fernando Montiel opened the first La Taqueria Tijuana in 2019 at 1753 Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach. The fast-casual eatery offers a traditional San Diego taco shop experience with a menu of Tijuana-style street tacos on freshly handmade tortillas, as well as burritos, tortas, quesadillas, rolled tacos and smothered fried & chips using proteins like spit-roasted adobada, carne asada, pollo asado, birria, tripe, and veggies.

Filling a much needed Mexican taco shop void in the neighborhood, La Taqueria Tijuana is now open in the 1,300 square-foot space on the base floor of Little Italy's Broadstone apartment building. The concise food menu is similar to the original location plus drink offerings like an array of Mexican sodas, craft brews and wines imported from Baja Norte's famed Valle de Guadalupe region. The space also has ample outdoor seating.

"We are excited to bring handmade tortilla, Tijuana-style tacos to the heart of San Diego," commented La Taqueria Tijuana founder Fernando Montiel. "Little Italy is one of San Diego's only neighborhood without a taqueria, and we are excited to bring the neighborhood something it needs."

La Taqueria Tijuana #2 is located at 1980 Kettner Blvd, Suite 30, in San Diego's Little Italy. For more information, follow the company on Facebook & Instagram.