A WEEKLY FEATURE HIGHLIGHTING TASTY VEGETARIAN-FRIENDLY DISHES FROM RESTAURANTS ACROSS SAN DIEGO COUNTY.
What is it? Nopal Taco
Where is it from? The Taco Stand
What’s in it? Flame grilled cactus, melted cheese, tomato, avocado and cilantro sauce. Pro tip: You can add beans, or sub them for cheese if you prefer.
How much will it cost me? $2.69
Why we love it? A taco is, generally speaking, a reasonably priced and filling lunch that we adore ordering on the regular. If you’re looking for something different that is still authentic, we recommend giving the Nopal Taco a try. It’s got all of our favorite taco ingredients with the addition of some not-so-standard ones: cactus and cilantro sauce. Cactus is a veggie that you often seen cooked up in Mexico and added to tacos, burritos, omelets - you name it. The traditional, delicious grilled cactus is topped with melted cheese, chopped tomato and an ultra-creamy cilantro sauce that makes for a textured, tasty taco. Oh, and don’t worry, there’s avocado in there, too ... because let’s be real, it wouldn’t be a San Diego taco without it.
Locations: 645 B St., downtown; 621 Pearl St., La Jolla; 642 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. letstaco.com