Michelin-Recognized Tuetano Taqueria To Open Location In San Diego's Old Town

July 9, 2021

Renowned South San Diego County taco destination Tuetano Taqueria has announced its second area outpost will open later this year in Old Town. 

Chef Priscilla Curiel opened her quaint taco shop Tuetano Taqueria in San Diego's South County border town of San Ysidro just three years ago. A graduate of the culinary program at the Art Institute of San Diego, Chef Curiel was raised to be a restaurateur. She grew up working in all facets of the industry at her family's restaurants on both sides of the border - Talavera Azul in Chula Vista and La EspadaƱa in Tijuana. In its short tenure, Tuetano Taqueria has been spotlighted in a multitude of publications, ranging from a glowing review in Food & Wine Magazine, to a mention in GQ's Best New Restaurants List, and most recently, being named as one of 25 Delicious Discoveries Across California by the highly respected Michelin Guide. Late last year, Curiel opened a second concept, Mujer Divina, a Mexican coffee house and authentic burrito shop in National City.

Chef Priscilla's has announced that she will open a second location of Tuetano Taqueria within the incoming Old Town Urban Market, a mostly-outdoor food hall and shopping destination set to unveil this summer. Like the original, the menu will be centered around slow-cooked, fall-apart beef birria de res, with the option of the addition of the restaurant's namesake tuetano, or roasted beef bone marrow, to compliment any taco, torta or dish. The concise menu will include meat and vegetable tacos on freshly made corn tortillas and jam-packed torta sandwiches. For drinks, expect items like cafe de olla, birria broth, Sebadina water (Agua Fresca), horchata, and Mexican Coke and other soft drinks.

Tuetano Taqueria #2 aims to open at 2548 Congress Street in San Diego's Old Town as early as late summer 2021. For more information, follow the company's Facebook & Instagram pages.