El Tianguis Rolled Taquitos, which entered the scene last spring with a debut shop on University Avenue in North Park, is expanding to the eastern Chula Vista community of Otay Ranch. Owner Oscar Ancira, a veteran of the commercial food industry, developed the fast-casual restaurant to specialize in taquitos, or rolled tacos. They start with a fresh corn tortilla, which are made in a special automated oven in the North Park eatery’s open kitchen.
Served in sets of three, five, eight, or twelve, the taquitos are filled with shredded beef, chicken, potato, or a blend of lentils and quinoa, then topped traditionally with sour cream, cheese, and lettuce. Ancira tells Eater that the rolled tacos will be assembled in the larger North Park kitchen but will be fried to order at the Otay Ranch site. El Tianguis will be part of the new Millenia Commons complex, joining Board & Brew, Iceskimo, Luna Grill, and Grated Grilled Cheese.
Aiming to open by January, the quick-service eatery will feature a dining area decorated in colorful murals and a patio. Location Matters’ Alexis Dachs, who represented the tenant, said ”El Tianguis exceeds the mark that so many taco shops fail to meet by having an extremely impressive build-out and offering upscale restaurant quality and service in a fast-casual setting.” -