Raymundo’s Taco Shop, a new advantage for Mexican aliment in La Jolla, is alms barter a bootleg booty on fast food.
“We accomplish aggregate actuality except for the tortillas,” co-owner Leticia Garcia said.
Her husband, Raymundo Garcia, is the added buyer of Raymundo’s and additionally its cook, confined up taco boutique favorites from burritos and enchiladas to bendable or brittle tacos. Chile rellenos and tostadas additionally are on the menu, as able-bodied as breakfast items served all day, including the California breakfast burrito, which contains eggs, carne asada, bacon and chips — “one of the best accepted ones,” Leticia said.
New to the card are shrimp soup and pozole, a acceptable Mexican soup fabricated with hominy, meat and spices. Leticia said the boutique is “trying out [the soups] to see how bodies acknowledge to it. If they like it, we’ll accumulate them.”
Raymundo and Leticia Garcia, pictured with their children, based their aliment on ancestors recipes and Raymundo’s 25 years in the taco boutique business.
Raymundo’s, which opened in November at 7918 Ivanhoe Ave. in The Village, is the Garcias’ aboriginal restaurant but not its namesake’s aboriginal run at aliment service: Raymundo Garcia drew on his acquaintance in the industry to authorize the shop.
“He’s been accomplishing this for over 25 years” at assorted taco shops throughout San Diego, Leticia said.
She said Raymundo’s recipes are a alloy of “everything he abstruse over the years” and “our home ancestors recipes,” such as the chile verde fries, which amalgamate tomatillo, onions, garlic and “special spices.”
“We accomplish [the food] how we accomplish it at home,” Leticia said.
Raymundo “has consistently been captious with the way he makes his food,” she said. “He consistently says, ‘I accomplish the aliment as if I’m activity to eat it, as if I’m advancing it for myself.’ He tends to accomplish the aliment as absolute as he can.”
Raymundo’s Taco Boutique is accessible from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays and is busiest during lunch, Leticia said.
Currently, the boutique is accessible alone for takeout orders due to bounded coronavirus restrictions, admitting it has tables central and out.
Opening a taco boutique during a communicable was “a little bit hard,” Leticia said. “We capital to accessible aback in August, but it got delayed because of all the permits and all the restrictions.”
The boutique was accessible for in-person dining for alone a few weeks afore a accompaniment adjustment banned Southern California restaurants from confined onsite, but that didn’t stop the Garcias from architecture a following.
“At the beginning, a lot of bodies came in and accustomed us,” Leticia said. “They told us they were absolutely blessed a taco boutique was here. Little by little, we accept our regulars, bodies who now appear every day.”
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The couple, who alive in Chula Vista, chose La Jolla not alone for the “pretty area” but additionally for the alcove they acquainted they could fill, Leticia said. “We saw there’s not abounding taco shops around” The Village, she said. “It bent our eye that there wasn’t that abundant fast aliment about here.”
The La Jolla association has been actual welcoming, she said. “Everyone came in aloof to ambition us acceptable luck. The added day, my bedmate and I were adage that we accept never gotten so abounding blessings from bodies that we don’t alike know. They appear in and acquaint us absolutely acceptable things, like ‘We ambition you the best, we ambition you’ll break actuality for a continued time.’”
Leticia said she hopes that “someday we can about-face this into a chain.”
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