Your rolled tacos cravings can now be satisfied at a new North Park spot dedicated to the popular Mexican snack. Fresh corn tortillas are the foundation of El Tianguis Rolled Taquitos, where they are made throughout the day in an automated oven displayed in the kitchen; the eatery cuts the end off each tortilla so that it rolls around the filling in a single layer, insuring a product that’s crisp and light.
Owner Oscar Ancira, whose family founded the Delimex line of Mexican frozen food, has created a straightforward fast-casual menu of four taquito flavors — shredded chicken, shredded beef, potato, and lentil and quinoa; both the potato and lentil and quinoa fillings are vegan. Each flavor can be mixed and matched in sets of three, five, eight, or 12 taquitos, then topped with sour cream, shredded lettuce, and a blend of cotija and chihuahua cheese. Salsas range from a mild or spicy red sauce to a green tomatillo-based variety.
There’s seating for 36 in the eatery, which is currently open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, though operating hours may extend to 11 p.m. on weekends. The shop tells Eater that they hope to launch many more locations in the future; for now, they’ll concentrate on central and south San Diego neighborhoods.