CC of Pink Candles at Ridgemont High invited FH and I along for a food crawl of Chula Vista. We were excited to go. Not only was it a day of good company (Pink Candles of Ridgemont High, CAB Cooks, and A Radiused Corner), but it gave me a chance to check out some places in Chula Vista, an area I don’t get down to much and am not very familiar with.
The initial plan was to check out Aqui es Texcoco, a place known for their lamb tacos. They also serve rabbit! It’s always been pretty popular, but even more so now after a visit from Andrew Zimmern. The place was already full and it wasn’t clear how long the wait would be.
Luckily, CC had an alternative plan. We walked about a plaza over and came to Asi es Jalisco, a place that serves goat tacos and had room for us.
The tables were decorated with fresh cilantro plants.
No tap water, so instead FH and I shared a glass of horchata. They also had hibiscus which I was tempted to get. I thought the horchata served here was a little too sweet and watered down.
Asi es Jalisco is known for its birria. So we chose to order a half order of the birria de res (beef).
I’ve never had birria before so I don’t know how to compare it other versions, but I really enjoyed it. The broth was very flavorful and a little bit spicy. I would have loved eating this with a hunk of bread.
We were given thick tortillas to eat it with.
We also ordered tacos de chivo (goat tacos)
We all found the goat meat to be very mild. Too mild for my taste. I would have preferred something gamier.
We were given two sauces: one for the beef and one for the goat. And some chopped onions and cilantro.
I really enjoyed the birria and would love to come back to try some more. You can read CC’s post on our first stop here.