San Diego has always offered an abundance of locales serving up fresh SoCal/Norteño dishes, but in recent years the local landscape has seen the emergence of Mexican regional cuisines in the available offerings, and this is an exciting development indeed. Barbacoa de Borrego (lamb barbecue) is a central Mexican specialty that may seem adventurous to the carne asada burrito set, but in its simplicity of preparation and purity of flavor, it's a lot more than just a great change of pace.
|The basic barbacoa taco|
|appealingly fatty costillo|
|quesdailla de huitlacoche|
|none more black!|
There are literally two or three taquerias per block up and down Broadway in Chula Vista, but this one stands out even as its stucco facade doesn't.