Tostados 3139 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

As soon as I entered Tostados I was greeted warmly by the owner Gerry and our lovely host Amanda. We sat at an expertly finished wood table with wood stools and a candle seahorse centerpiece.

Before we started each course Mr. Gerry clearly enjoyed describing the food. It’s obvious how much he loves people and delivering such exquisite food. The wine or beer paired with the meal was described separately by knowledgeable people. A very helpful tip on how one should bite into a tostado properly, without making the whole thing collapse, helped me out since I never learned how to do that and consequently made a real mess of things.

First course, ahi tuna watermelon tostada was light, refreshing and yummy. Paired with Flycaster beer, named after their uncle George an fly avid fisherman.

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Second course, beautifully crafted puff pastry filled with creamy goat cheese and green pepper. Paired with Mike Hess Clairitas. Loved the combination of flavors, quite enjoyable!

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Third course, filet mingon with a savory, small mushroom sauce. Paired with Paoloni  Nebbiolo. The owner Mr. Remia joined us at the table speaking passionately about his wine. So inspiring listening to someone so dedicated to his craft.

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Fourth course, lobster with delicate orange sauce, medium mushrooms and mashed potato’s. Paired with Paoloni  Chardonnay. This was my favorite wine of the evening.

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Fifth course, crepe with crushed shortbread cookies, caramel and apples. Super addicting!

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It was great meeting Mary from The Tasty Life and chatting with her.

by Maggie

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Amanda from Passionroots PR sent me an invite to Tostadas and I looked forward to trying my first tostada.  Amanda warmly greeted us and prepped us for a culinary adventure.  The owner Gerry Torres gave us very informative speeches on each food and wine pairing.  My favorites of the evening were:

tostadas.6708Filet mignon was cooked medium.  Beef was very tender and melted in my mouth.  Delicious flavors from the beef and minimal seasoning.  Reminds me of the prime filet I usually get at Flemings.

tostadas.6717Lobster had a delicious aroma and flavor of a perfectly cooked fresh lobster.  Mushrooms hidden in the shell gave it an additional layer of flavor.

Gerry Torres with his chefs.
Gerry Torres with his chefs.

While the food was excellent what impressed me most about Tostadas was the owner.   In-between serving us he walked around making sure everyone had a full glass and everything was up to his high standards.  Was like the old days when my mom fussed over everybody making sure everyone had enough to eat…

tostadas.6676Venue was nice and open.  Great view of the outside for people watching.  Cool modern decor.  I had a great time and it was cool meeting Mary from This Tasty Life.  Nice seeing Lynn from Oh-So-Yummy.  Thanks for the ride to Oceanside last week Lynn!

by Soo

10 Comment

  1. Mary says: Reply

    Hi Maggie and Soo! It was great meeting the both of you at the dinner! We had such an interesting array of food there – I think the watermelon tostada (after I took the evil tuna off) was my favorite flavor of the evening followed by that delicious lobster tail – yum! It was great chatting with the both of you 🙂

    1. Soo says: Reply

      Hi! It was great! Hope we see at the next event! I need more people to share my drinks with. 🙂

    2. Maggie Addleman says: Reply

      Hi Mary! It was lovely meeting you as well! It’s hard to pick a favorite because everything was so delicious……..Think I’m leaning towards the puff pastry. The creamy goat cheese tasted so good with the pepper! If only they cooked the tuna, it would have been perfect! Hope to see you soon!

  2. Faye says: Reply

    I’m so sad I missed this event as Tostadas is such an amazing place. The steak and lobster look AMAZING. I didn’t see those on the menu on my last visit so will have to research their current offerings.

    1. Maggie Addleman says: Reply

      The owner is so nice! He’d probably make you the lobster or steak…

    2. Soo says: Reply

      You should go next time! I noticed they have duck tostadas.

  3. Hello All,

    Thank you for the kind words, glad to hear that you enjoyed the experience. Would like to take the opportunity to thank the people that made it possible and enhanced the experience by their presence, product & craft. (you know who you are)

    We attempted to offer a glimpse of what is currently being done and what is to come, hopefully everyone enjoyed the evening as much as i did.

    Gracias Amigos!

    Gerry Torres

    1. Soo says: Reply

      Gerry,

      Thanks again for hosting us! 🙂 I gotta visit again and try your duck tostadas.

      Soo

      1. Hi Soo,

        Please do…Tostada de Pato and also try the pekin duck carnitas taco on a jicama tortilla!

        Thank you again

        Gerry

    2. Maggie Addleman says: Reply

      Hello Gerry-
      This was such a wonderful experience! Definitely will be back to try out more items on your menu and shout out to everyone I know just how great your place is!
      Maggie

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