A California Girl Finds Tacos in 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.