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Published on May 29, 2024
Mike's Red Tacos Heats Up Midway District with Grand Opening and Free Tacos in San DiegoSource: Google Street View

Taco enthusiasts in San Diego's Midway District are in for a treat this Friday as Mike's Red Tacos, a local birria hotspot, swings open its doors for the second time. The owner, Mike Touma, has turned his appetite for birria into a burgeoning business venture that has quickly expanded from a single food truck to multiple storefronts across the region. In an effort to satisfy a growing fanbase, Touma's new 2,100-square-foot eatery will start dishing out its signature beefy tacos at 3365 Rosecrans Street in the bustling Loma Square shopping center.

As an opening special, Mike’s Red Tacos is planning to set the scene with a fiesta vibe by offering one free taco to the first 50 people in line, come 11 a.m. on Friday, May 31. The move, described on the restaurant's Instagram announcement, promises to add some sizzle to the weekend for San Diego's taco aficionados. The menu isn't limited to the standard fare, it's also spiced up with items such as birria ramen, loaded nachos and the "CrunchStack", a twist on a Taco Bell classic.

According to Eater San Diego, the expanded menu is built on the foundation of chili oil-dipped tortillas crisped to perfection and paired with slow-simmered beef. This secret has carved out a niche for Mike's Red Tacos in the saturated San Diego food scene. Delights such as California burritos and quesadillas add variety to their well-received lineup.

The Midway District location not only upgrades the experience with an extensive menu but also caters to the night owls as it extends its service until midnight on weekends. In a city where Mexican cuisine is a touchstone of the local culture, beer, micheladas, and hard seltzers will also make a menu appearance, turning the taco shop into a potential nightlife hotspot. Touma is already eyeing further expansion, with ambitions to cover San Diego in a blanket of birria as vibrant as his flavorful tacos.