A California Girl Finds Tacos in Pittsburgh

Say hello to Sarah!  She has just moved to Pittsburgh from the west coast and will be blogging about discovering Pittsburgh

A recent misfortune that resulted in my getting lost for an hour around the West End Bridge led to a happy mistake: finding the California Taco Shop in Overbrook.

This place has been on my mind since I moved out here about two months ago from San Diego and it did not disappoint. And since I was the only person in the joint, I chatted with the owner, Gustavo, who’s also a fellow (former) San Diegan.

Gustavo opened the shop about three months ago and made it a point to serve “San Diego-style” Mexican fare, which means California burritos (meaning there’s a big-ole smack of fries thrown in), carne asada fries and the San Diego staple: the breakfast burrito.

Our friend Gustavo was born in Ensenada and because of this claims he makes a mean fish taco. I have yet to try one, but I can only imagine.

This place is pretty reasonably priced, a little out of the way along Route 51, but still worth it if you want to try a West Coast specialty.

I recommend my favorite, the pollo asado fries, they’re even great reheated the next day.

You can find the California Taco Shop on Yelp here.

California Taco Shop on Urbanspoon

Sarah

About Sarah


I'm a Cali girl, born and raised. I just moved to the Burgh, where I'm working as a freelance journalist and blogger. I love french fries and if you like pretty or nerdy things, you can follow me at my blog with a silly name: http://dapperblossom.wordpress.com/

  • Killer_133

    It’s in Whitehall!

  • http://profiles.google.com/starjewel Kimberly McKinnis

    How funny. I’m a Pittsburgh girl, born and raised. I recently-ish moved to Northern CA. What a culture shock! It’s amazing here, but I still miss da Burgh

  • http://burghfeeding.blogspot.com/ Dave

    Welcome! I look forward to your future posts, and findin some new places.

    • Lindsay

      Dave – thanks so much for stopping by! I haven’t seen your blog before – and so excited to find it – I am especially eager to check out Hank’s Frozen Custard. I have never been there.
      Please submit Burgh Feeding to BlogLocal.net too – http://bloglocal.net/submit/
      Thanks! Lindsay

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