A popular late-night, or really anytime, snack that’s a top seller at local taco shops will be the sole focus of a new eatery opening across from the North Park water tower on El Cajon Boulevard. El Tianguis Rolled Taquitos is the creation of Oscar Ancira, whose family founded the Delimex line of Mexican frozen foods.
At El Tianguis, the taquitos’ base will be fresh corn tortillas made in-house in a special automated oven sourced from Mexico, which will be displayed in the open kitchen. With fillings that range from the classic shredded beef and chicken to vegetarian or vegan versions, the rolled tacos will be fried in small batches throughout the day and topped with sour cream, a blend of cheeses, and lettuce with hot sauce and guacamole offered on the side. The taquitos will be served in sets of three, five, eight, or 12, with larger quantities available for catering.
Aiming to open by early May, the eatery, which has seating for 36, will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, with possible late-night hours if the demand is there. Ancira says he hopes to open multiple locations, ranging from food court or food hall stalls to traditional restaurants.