North Park’s Cantina Mayahuel serves a wider selection of Mexican spirits than you could ever try in a lifetime. Tequila, mezcal, sotol, raicilla, and bacanora, they have it all. Luckily for everyone, they also make really good homestyle Mexican food, which is a real lifesaver after more than a few drinks. Try the Yucatan stew or the carnitas, which comes in taco, plate, and torta form. The food is both tasty and a reliable insurance policy to ensure that you can function the following morning.
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Nomad Donuts is where to go in North Park for unusual donut flavors, like blueberry lavender and ube taro.
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Galaxy Taco in La Jolla serves high-end versions of classic Mexican street tacos and a variety of really good cocktails.
Corazon De Torta
Corazon de Torta is a food truck in Barrio Logan that serves the best Tijuana-style tacos and tortas north of the border.
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The Crack Shack
The Crack Shack in Little Italy is where to go to a really good fried sandwich on a huge patio.
The Grass Skirt
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