Frugal Foodie: Little house, big flavor

Authentic Mexican food just steps away.

Located on C Street across from the Learning Resource Center, La Casita Mexican Diner is the closest source of good food to campus.

The newly remodeled porch is a great place to eat during a sunny day; with the unexpected pop music instead of the more traditional Spanish music you tend to find at most Mexican food restaurants.

I had to wait about twenty minutes for my food, but for the taste and location, twenty minutes isn’t really that much of a wait.

I ordered the beef enchiladas plate. The price for my order was very reasonable, $6, somewhat of a surprise when you get a full plate of good fresh food.

The enchiladas were succulent and full of flavor, and the rice and beans tasted very authentic.

La Casita has what you are looking for, rolled tacos, tortas, shrimp burritos, menudo, caldo de  res, breakfast burritos and plenty of guacamole.

They also have several vegetarian options.  All the ingredients tasted fresh and cooked right before your eyes if you wish to watch.

So don’t walk four blocks to get a smelly Subway sandwich, walk across the street and get a plate of great Mexican food.



La Casita Mexican Diner

1247 C St. San Diego

(619) 531-0044

Mon. – Fri.

8:30 a.m. -8 p.m.


9 a.m. – 3 p.m

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Frugal Foodie: Little house, big flavor