Beef Birria Quesitacos

Last year, the birria taco craze reached the Bay Area and instantly became a super popular food item for all taco lovers.  Birria taco trucks gained a huge cult following by advertising their juicy, gooey, and crispy quesitacos on Instagram and posting the time and location every day where they will be selling. People lined... Continue Reading →

Beer-Battered Fish Tacos

The kids and I used to go to Rubios every Tuesday for their Taco Tuesday specials to get discounts on their famous and delicious signature Baja style fish tacos. We were addicted to it and went every Tuesday for a few months until the kids asked me to recreate it at home.  After making it... Continue Reading →


In 2019, as a personal challenge, I gave up drinking alcohol for the entire year.  I got used to being sober and didn't really crave hard liquor or beer, but occasionally, I did crave an iced-cold sour, salty, and refreshing Michelada. At the beginning of 2020, the San Francisco 49ers made a great run to... Continue Reading →

Homemade Corn Tortillas

I get excited and begin salivating when I go to a Taqueria and see the sign with the printed words "Hecho a Mano." This indicates to me that the Taqueria is serious about their tacos and makes fresh tortillas in the house. I love all tortillas, but fresh tortillas is a total game-changer. The soft... Continue Reading →

Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos Al Pastor is one of my FAVORITE tacos in the whole world to eat.  I determine the greatness of a taqueria based on the taste of the Al Pastor alone.   If the Al Pastor at a taqueria is no bueno, I probably would not come back, even if the other protein options are delicious. #AlPastorSnob... Continue Reading →

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Last summer, I experimented with different robust seasonings and zesty marinades for grilled shrimp. The cilantro lime marinade for this recipe instantly became a family favorite and also enjoyed by everyone that tasted it. The cilantro lime marinade contains fresh classic Mexican flavors. The herbaceous cilantro and tart lime juice brighten up the succulent shrimp... Continue Reading →

Cochinita Pibil

Cochinita Pibil is a popular shredded pork dish from the Yucatan region of Mexico.  The pork is wrapped in banana leaves and slowly cooked in achiote paste, lime juice, and orange juice.  I first saw Cochinita Pibil cooked in an underground oven on an episode of one of Rick Bayless' cooking show and it looked... Continue Reading →

Grilled Fish Tacos

                  My kids are huge fans of fish tacos. It's fun to place all the fish taco ingredients and garnishes in front of them and watch them customize their own fish taco.  Emily got the taco creation process down and is becoming quite the taco making professional.... Continue Reading →

Mexican Style Rice

                    A few years ago I followed an America's Test Kitchen recipe to make Mexican Rice from a magazine I bought and loved it.  Over the years, I changed an altered a few things and added veggies and it's now my go-to recipe to compliment any... Continue Reading →

Roasted Salsas

Over the holidays I hosted a taco party at my house for 30 of my friends.  Instead of buying all the salsas, I decided to make it myself.  I made Pico de Gallo, Orange Sauce, and the roasted salsas below.  They all turned out great and super easy to make.  In the future when I am too... Continue Reading →

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