Although I've had and enjoyed their Barbacoa Tacos in the past, what I like the most so far is their Mixiote - $12. (Update 06/09: Menu uploaded here.)
The Mixiote is a Lamb Shank slow cooked with Mexican herbs and spices. Comes with all the condiments seen and a hot stack of handmade tortillas.
Pictures can say a thousand words but in this case three will do.
Fall Off the Bone. (ok four)
Great to share but a hungry adult wouldn't have much trouble finishing an entire order. A hungry adult = Me, btw..
Especially when you consider the different variations of tacos you can make.
The very first large picture with the fresh Salsa Rojo and a generous amount of chopped onions and cilantro; directly above was with the extremely fresh Salsa Verde; and the third, with only the Lamb Mixiote and a drizzle of its own drippings. Mmm.
I've heard many mention the meats here come unseasoned with salt which I find true. I think that's why a large metal salt shaker is provided at every table. An easy remedy.
I really enjoyed my Apple Soda ($1.99) in between breaks. But it wasn't for long until I was back creating more tacos. Another "Wish you were here.." shot.
The Bean Soup with Tortilla Strips I had last was surprisingly good. This day I had the Lamb Broth ($2.25).
You can't see but it has Garbanzo Beans, Rice, and Chunks of Barbacoa. As I was finishing my soup I browsed the menu again to see what I can have my next visit.
The Lamb Especial sounds fun.. 1 Lamb Taco, 1 Rolled Taco, 1 Quesadilla with Nopal Salad and Rice.
The El Borrego Restaurant. Great Lamb dishes that never make you say
El Borrego Restaurant, 4280 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115