• Pulque: Drink of the Aztec Gods

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    Francisco Perez has taken a chance on the impossible: bringing natural pulque to Aqui es Texcoco®. Currently, the restaurant is the only location in California serving non-canned pulque and curados.

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  • Andrew Zimmern's Top 5 Moments in San Diego | Travel Channel

    Andrew Zimmern visits Aqui es Texcoco

    Andrew Zimmern travels the world tasting delicious and exotic food. In his show Bizarre Foods, he lists his top 5 moments from his trip to San Diego, and it’s no surprise that Aqui es Texcoco is high on the list!

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  • Craft Beer and Aqui es Texcoco, A Great Combination

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    Aqui es Texcoco is proud to announce that we now serve Cerveza Cucapá, a small, independent, and traditional craft beer! Beer is such a marvelous drink, it pairs well with Mexican food, which is often spicy.

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  • Let's do Lamb, Barbacoa Style!

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    If you are craving traditional lamb barbecue or just a hearty Mexican meal, you don’t have to look any further than Aqui es Texcoco—one of only five San Diego restaurants certified “Authentic Mexican” by the government of Mexico!

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  • Refreshing Beverages – Mexican Style!

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    When you dine at Aqui es Texcoco, don’t forget to order the refreshing and authentic beverages that are straight from the heart of Mexico. No matter what your palate desires, their menu has an extensive selection of homemade Mexican refreshments designed to complement any one of their signature dishes. From homemade sangria to kids’ beverages, Continue Reading

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  • All Wrapped Up in Mixiotes!

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    If you are looking for a traditional and delectable Mexican dish, look no further than the mixiotes at Aqui es Texcoco! This restaurant serves authentic and tasty Mexican cuisine that is unlike anywhere else, and the ever-popular and scrumptious mixiotes served here are a local favorite that every Mexican food lover should try. However, many Continue Reading

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  • Not Your Average Quesadillas!

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    Are you a quesadilla-lover looking to pack some nutritional punch into your meal? Are you tired of eating the same fillings in your quesadillas, and are you willing to try something new? If so, you can’t go wrong with the mouth-watering quesadillas at Aqui es Texcoco! This authentic Mexican restaurant serves some of the finest Continue Reading

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  • Enchiladas – A Local Favorite

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    If you love enchiladas you’re in for a real treat when you dine at Chula Vista’s most authentic Mexican restaurant, Aqui es Texcoco! Not only are their enchiladas homemade with the freshest of ingredients, but they are also prepared true Mexican-style with the family pride you will find prevalent in this popular north-of-the-border eatery. Mexico’s Continue Reading

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  • 5210 Campaign Kick-Off for Fighting Childhood Obesity

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    On May 21st, the City of Chula Vista launched the San Diego County Obesity Initiative’s latest campaign against childhood obesity, meant to target school ages kids in the South Bay area; a location with one of the highest obesity rates in the county. Aqui es Texcoco restaurant has been in partnership with the movement toward Continue Reading

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  • Traditional Mexican Food – A Healthy Choice

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    Everyone knows how tasty and satisfying Mexican food is – more than 85% of the total U.S. population has tried it – and most households enjoy a variety of tacos, enchiladas or quesadillas on a weekly basis. What you may not realize is that authentic Mexican dishes, like those prepared fresh daily at Aqui es Continue Reading

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  • The Amazing Maguey Plant

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    Essential to the preparation of Aqui es Texcoco’s lamb barbacoa, the maguey plant has an important role in Mexico’s history as well as its cuisine. Also known as the century plant, the maguey dates back to pre-Columbian Mexico and thrives in dry rocky or sandy soil. This plant of many uses was worshipped by the Continue Reading

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  • Healthy Homemade Mexican Desserts

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    Aqui es Texcoco uses the freshest ingredients and traditional techniques for every dish they create in this popular north-of-the-border restaurant – including their delicious dessert menu. A delightful and refreshing ending to every meal, these homemade specialties represent the best of authentic Mexican cuisine. Rice Pudding (Arroz con Leche) Served throughout Mexico and popular at Continue Reading

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  • Halal Lamb Dishes at Aqui es Texcoco

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    At Aqui es Texcoco we are committed to providing you the best Mexican food, prepared from start to finish. We have expanded our selection by including new lamb dishes such as Mediterranean style. Now, we have taken the extra step to certify our barbecue lamb dishes are Halal. What is Halal? Food that is certified Continue Reading

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  • Authentic Mexican Food in San Diego

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    Though San Diego has maybe the largest concentration of Mexican eateries in the whole United States, Aqui es Texcoco is proud to be one of only 5 restaurants in the area officially recognized by the federal government of Mexico for serving authentic Mexican food! Owner, “Paco” Perez, is excited to introduce his traditional Mexican fare Continue Reading

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  • Texcoco – The Home of Barbacoa

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    Sunday and Monday are market days in Texcoco, and just a few minutes north of town is the popular tianguis (public market) – with 2,400 permanent vendors and another 6,000 weekend merchants. Its large food court with open-air restaurants is famous for barbacoa de Borrego (lamb pit barbecue), and other Mexican cuisine. A population of Continue Reading

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  • What is Huitlacoche?

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    A lot of our clients ask: What is Huitlacoche? So we thought it was a good idea to write an article that could explain What is Huitlacoche?. Pronounced whee-tla-KO-cheh, huitlacoche is also known as corn mushroom, corn smut or Mexican truffle. It is a fungus, which randomly grows on organic corn (not sprayed with any Continue Reading

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  • Is Lamb Healthy?

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    Is lamb healthy? What are the benefits of lamb? Many people ask those questions.  At Aqui es Texcoco, we offer you some lamb healthy options.  Taking its name from the rural Mexican town known as the home of barbacoa (slow pit barbeque), Aqui es Texcoco continues the tradition with its extensive menu of mouthwatering, slow-roasted Continue Reading

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  • Aqui es Texcoco Joins the Fight against Childhood Obesity

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    San Diego parents searching for restaurants with a tasty and healthier kids menu can breathe a little easier. Aqui es Texcoco in Chula Vista has created a special child’s menu in partnership with Healthy Kids Choice, California Endowment, Chula Vista Community Collaborative, and San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative to help fight childhood obesity. It’s Continue Reading

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  • The Search for America’s Best Tacos | Best Tacos in San Diego

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    Huitlacoche from Aqui es Texcoco made it as one of the best tacos in the West Coast and it is definitively one of the best tacos in San Diego.  ”Located in a strip mall about halfway from San Diego to Tijuana, locals come for the stewed lamb’s head tacos and broth, but you’d be remiss Continue Reading

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  • Best Bets by the Border

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    SD’s famed Baja-style chef Javier Plascencia picks his South Bay favorites South Bay isn’t just Mexican food. But it’s the best Mexican food. This is where cross-border families live, work, and barbacoa. Food truck fan? They all hang out at the Toys “R” Us parking lot. As for restaurants, there’s no better sherpa through the Continue Reading

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  • A True Culinary Embassy

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    Aqui es Texcoco restaurante began serving its tasty Barbacoa in 1990 in Tijuana, Mexico, and now has a second location in Chula Vista, California.

    Aqui es Texcoco serves Barbacoa-style lamb accompanied by house-made side dishes made daily with the freshest ingredients available. Aqui es Texcoco takes pride in serving the most authentic Barbacoa in the South Bay region, and perhaps all of San Diego. People come from as far away as Riverside County and Orange County to savor the delicious offerings. Traditional desserts and flavored waters are also house-made from all natural ingredients.

    Aqui es Texcoco’s promise is to offer guests authentic, delicious food and great service at affordable prices. Aqui es Texcoco brings a piece of Mexico right to the table.

    Aqui es Texcoco has a special kids’ menu to help them make healthier choices while eating out. This program is in partnership with Healthy Kids Choice, California Endowment, Chula Vista Community Collaborative, and San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative.

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  • A Taste of Mexico

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    Aqui es Texcoco restaurante began serving its tasty Barbacoa in 1990 in Tijuana, Mexico, and now has a second location in Chula Vista, California. Aqui es Texcoco serves Barbacoa-style lamb accompanied by house-made side dishes made daily with the freshest ingredients available. Aqui es Texcoco takes pride in serving the most authentic Barbacoa in the South Bay region, and perhaps all of San Diego. People come from as far away as Riverside County and Orange County to savor the delicious offerings. Traditional desserts and flavored waters are also house-made from all natural ingredients.

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