Don Carlos Taco Shop

Kosh:  When the long night comes, return to the end of the beginning.
Neil Gaiman – Babylon 5: Day of the Dead

Not much seating inside.
Not much seating inside.

Outdoor seating.
Outdoor seating.

Driving through the cold night.  Not knowing where I was going.  She led me here.  It was warm.  Scent of fried tortilla was in the air.  

Potato taco
Potato taco
Potato taco
Potato taco

Golden taco dripping grease glinted under the bright florescent light.  Hot crunchy tortilla.  Perfectly seasoned mashed potato.  Flavors tasted so good.  My first potato taco. 

Potato taquitos
Potato taquitos

Potato rolled tacos have a bit less potato to tortilla ratio but still have that crunchy tortilla and creamy potato goodness.  I have long forgotten the name of the cute college girl that brought me here but I have returned many times for the delicious tacos.  Place may not be as charming under the harsh light of day but it really hit the spot that cold winter night when we were young and the night was long.

Beef taco
Beef taco

Sometimes I get the potato taco with beef.  It’s an exotic treat as they stuff delicious shredded beef into the potato taco and you have extra flavors to send your taste buds into turbo mode.  Sometimes I get the shredded beef taco.  Hard crunchy shell and delicious tender shredded beef.

Owner of Don Carlos Taco Shop
Owner of Don Carlos Taco Shop

I use to see the owner man the register and flirt with bikini girls in days past.  He isn’t always here like he use to be.  I like sitting outside and watching the world walk by.  When I have a hot date I get tacos to go and watch the sun set along the seashore.  Sometimes I wait for the long night as the bright light of day fades to a sliver of light in the dusk.

La Jolla sunset.
La Jolla sunset.

Don Carlos Taco Shop
737 Pearl St
Ste 113
La Jolla, CA 92037

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4 Comment

  1. Maggie Addleman says: Reply

    Z’ha’dum! Great chicken taquitos and beautiful sunset! We will have to go again!

  2. Soo says: Reply

    I’m gonna post the sunset photo when I find it. 🙂

    Kosh: “The avalanche has already started, it is too late for the pebbles to vote.”
    Babylon 5

  3. ooh potato and beef sound EXCELLENT. i am not a fan of rolled tacos because they don’t have enough filling. at least the ingredients on top help! I’ll be meeting up with some college friends soon… I wonder what memories we’ll discuss from our younger days!

    1. Soo says: Reply

      You must try it. The flavors blend together so well!

      El Indio fills up their taquitos pretty well. 🙂

      That’s cool you are having a get together! There is only 1 college friend I still see. You should post on the cool stories told!

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