Viva la cocina Mexicana! Javier’s packed its bags, went up north and crossed the border to Newport Coast and then, without a moment’s down time, El Callejon opened in its place. The new owners literally stepped in and took over in a single day, so the décor, dishware and atmosphere will be completely familiar to you since it’s exactly the same. The menu also bears a strong resemblance to the previous one. A traditional Mexican restaurant, it features the expected tacos, enchiladas, tamales, quesadillas etc. as well as chicken, meat and seafood entrées prepared in a variety of sauces.
El Callejon is a family-owned restaurant with branches in Vista, Encinitas and San Antonio. They are most famous for their margaritas, made from scratch. Unfortunately, since we ate there on its opening day, we were not able to taste them as their liquor license hadn’t arrived, but they do have it now!