If there's one thing that I like about San Diego it's the abundance of Mexican food places. I'm not talking about Taco Bell, Del Taco, or Baja Fresh. I'm talking about hole in the wall, open 24 hours, always ending in "erto's", Mexican food places. There are countless numbers of these restaurants in San Diego. For example, there are at least 5 within a 10 minute drive from my parents' house compared to a 20 minute drive to the closest one from my apartment in Lake Forest. Even those 2 restaurants in Orange County can't compare to the quality and selection we have here in San Diego.
For example, only one of the two restaurants I frequented offered carne asada french fries. It pretty much sounds like what it is. Carne asada meat poured on top of french fries along with guacamole, cheese and sour cream. There is one item that I have yet to find at a Mexican restaurant outside of San Diego. It is ironic because it is called a California burrito. I tried ordering it at one of the OC restaurants and they looked at us and laughed. A California burrito has carne asada, pico de gallo, french fries, and cheese. It is the BEST burrito, ever, hands down. I'm going to start a petition or something to have it rightfully named the San Diego burrito.