Excellent | Worth a Detour
Shore Rider| Best Beach Side Mexican Food in La Jolla, CA
Review by: Roadfood Team
Beaches and Tacos are a good mix
Beach-town eats are plentiful along the coast of California. If you’re seeking fun atmosphere and good food, look no farther than Shore Rider Bar in La Jolla Shores. This quaint neighborhood in northern San Diego attracts vacationers, surfers, and beach-goers. Shore Rider is a short walk from the beach. It is just-right for a quick bite or a chill dinner after a day in the sun. We explored the surrounding shops and neighborhood before stopping in to try Street Tacos, a Veggie Quesadilla, and the famous One Pound Burrito.
What should I eat at Shore Rider?
Shore Riders offers a wide range of seafood, burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Our stomachs were drawn to Mexican fare thanks to recommendations from the locals. The bar and dining area were bustling with families, friends, and couples. Our food arrived quickly, thanks to an efficient, bubbly waitress.
Both the tacos and the quesadilla are offered as appetizers, but we assure you that the quesadilla is large enough for a meal. This veggie masterpiece is loaded with grilled poblano peppers, Portobello, Chile Verde cream, Pico de Gallo, jack cheese, and freshly sliced avocado. Stuffed to the max inside a flaky tortilla and accompanied by house-made salsa, this was our favorite dish of the evening.
Tacos are small, so we recommend ordering a bunch for sharing. We sampled the Baja Fish, Chicken Tinga, and Blackened Shrimp tacos. Each came in a single soft corn tortilla piled high with more ingredients then the base could hold. The Baja and Shrimp both came with a mango salsa that added a touch of unexpected but pleasant sweetness. The Baja Fish is lightly battered, fried and perfectly flaky. The shrimp is small but plentiful and evenly cooked to offer a smoky aroma with each bite. The Chicken Tinga is simply pulled chicken and is great for a basic, pure taco experience.
Get ready for the biggest Burrito of your life
Onto the most anticipated item: a One Pound Burrito. It filled our mouths with a variety of flavors including blackened shrimp, pulled chicken, grilled poblanos, onions, Pico de Gallo, jack cheese, guacamole, and Chile Verde cream. They’re all rolled into a flour tortilla and served with a side of guacamole and chips. This does not compare to authentic Mexican burritos offered in the San Diego area. The flavors offer something new, unexpected, and quite enjoyable. The combination of chicken and shrimp reminds us of a surf and turf dish with a twist from the added sauces, salsa, and veggies. This burrito will fill you up in the best way and leave you satisfied and understanding what all the hype is about.
A word on the vibe of Shore Rider restaurant
Family-friendly, fun atmosphere, great food, great service, and a good time: Shore Rider in La Jolla Shores is a good option for Mexican and seafood cravings.
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