Craving some tasty and well priced Mexican food? Need an enormous burrito to satisfy your craving while you’re in North County? Sun Diego Eats has got you covered! As a native and former resident of Vista, Albertacos has been a staple of my life for over 10 years. In fact, I still make semi-regular pilgramages up there just to chow down on some of their food. So what’s so great about this little taqueria? Read on and find out.
Albertacos is in the classic taco shop mold; bright red and yellow paint, a fuzzy drive-thru intercom and delicious Mexican food. Some of their more popular eats include rolled tacos (loaded with guacamole, sour cream and cheese), the California Burrito, Carne Asada fries, and of course the Breakfast Burrito. The Breakfast Burrito includes eggs, bacon, fries, cheese, and ham. To enhance your experience, add in Carne Asada and make it even more filling. It is well worth the extra 50 cents, especially since the burrito only costs ~$3.25 to begin with.
What happens next is magic. The ingredients fuse together to create one of the best Breakfast Burritos I have ever experienced. The carne is juicy and flavorful, the eggs hot and fluffy, and the cheese is melted all over the place. In short, it is a super hearty burrito which will quickly convince you to order another for the road. Just look at that thing!
Of course, no Mexican burrito would be complete without hot sauce, but fear not, Albertacos delivers once again. Their red hot sauce is fiery, well balanced, and we encourage you to consume it in large quantities like we do. Recently, Albertacos has installed a salsa bar which includes a second red hot sauce as well as a green tomatillo hot sauce. The green is also quite good and it’s refreshing aspect contrasts well with the red. Lastly, don’t forget to order a couple sides of spicy carrots! They are done to perfection here. The carrots are tangy, spicy, and contain just the right amount of crispiness. It sounds simple, but spicy carrots are messed up at so many other Mexican places that I never take them for granted. So next time you’re in the area, make sure to make the stop in from the 78 and get the Mexican order of your choice. You won’t be disappointed.
Two Breakfast Burritos – $8.00
3 Sides of Carrots – $1.00 (They usually only charge for 2 bags at max)
Total – $9.00
Note: There are multiple Albertacos locations throughout San Diego, I believe near SDSU and also in San Marcos. We cannot vouch for these spots as we haven’t tried them and are unaware if they are owned by the same folks. The Albertacos we so strongly endorse is the one on Sycamore Ave in Vista.
601 Sycamore Ave, Vista, CA 92083