January 28, 2021

La Mesa, California: Los Tito’s; restaurant review

Los Tito’s  

5257 Baltimore Dr., near Fletcher Pkwy., (619) 466-8226.  Open 24 hours.  

exterior of Los Tito's in La Mesa, California
exterior of Los Tito's in La Mesa, California

Situated in a strip mall, tiny Los Tito's is famous for making the best rolled tacos in town.  This crispy treat comes in several varieties.  The regular version is simple and straightforward with the rolls topped with avocado sauce and shredded cheese, while the potato version finds the rolled-up tacos smothered in tasty and colorful salsa fresca.  I favor ordering one of each.  

menu at Los Tito's in La Mesa, California
menu at Los Tito's in La Mesa, California


counter at Los Tito's in La Mesa, California
counter at Los Tito's in La Mesa, California


customer waits inside Los Tito's in La Mesa, California
customer waits inside Los Tito's in La Mesa, California


rolled tacos from Los Tito's in La Mesa, California
rolled tacos from Los Tito's in La Mesa, California

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October 28, 2020

San Antonio, Texas: Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos; things to do

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos  

End of October.  

faces painted for the Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos festival in San Antonio, Texas
faces painted for the Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos festival
 in San Antonio, Texas

No other city in the U.S. observes this Mexican holiday quite like San Antonio.  Observed annually here at the end of October, the traditional Day of the Dead Mexican holiday celebrating deceased loved ones dates back to pre-Columbian times.  Here, the Dia de los Muertos celebration honoring the dead is over the top.  Gifts to the deceased associated with the holiday are prevalent throughout the city, including marigolds, incense, and candles.  Also found in various places, including Pearl, are elaborate altars honoring those who have passed--created new each year by local artists--plus festivities including live music, face-painting, and Mexican cuisine.  




Many events are free, including the biggest event, La Villita, which is set right off the River Walk.  It features the largest open-air community altar exhibition in the city, to which people can contribute photos for display.  This event includes traditional mariachi musicians, Folklorico dancers, and a parade featuring puppets and stilt-walkers.  New in 2019, a Day of the Dead River Parade featured a colorful parade of catrinas on the river.  


2020 pandemic update:  This year a virtual festival will be held on October 31 and November 1.  

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