12 Restaurants Lead Taste of Old Town San Diego

The self-guided foodie fiesta goes down from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in Old Town San Diego

Old Town San Diego is chock-full of restaurants and on Thursday, foodies can nosh – and toast – their way through a dozen of those delicious destinations during an annual tasting event.

The 2016 Taste of Old Town will feature food and drinks from 12 eateries in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, including popular spots like Old Town Mexican Café and Café Coyote.

Organizers say participating eateries at the self-guided food fiesta event include:

• The Alamo
• Barra Barra Saloon
• Berta’s
• Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant
• Café Coyote
• Old Town Mexican Café
• Casa Guadalajara
• La Pinata
• Miguel’s
• Casa de Reyes
• Rockin’ Baja Lobster
• Old Town Tequila Factory 

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., each restaurant will offer a special sample during the event, and some of those dishes will be paired with sips of tequila, beer or wine.

For example, Casa Guadalajara will serve crispy shrimp and mango street tacos, while La Pinata will offer a mini chimichanga stuffed with chicken and topped with guacamole. The full mouthwatering menu can be seen here.

Tickets to the tasting event will cost $40 per person; they can be purchased in front of Old Town Market at the state park starting at 3 p.m. Thursday. Attendees can also buy their tickets online for $35. Each ticket includes two featured food samples and two featured alcohol samples from each restaurant on the list.

The event is organized by the Old Town Chamber of Commerce, and proceeds will help keep parking free in Old Town. For more details, including a map of the stops along the walking food tour, visit this website.

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