Spice Up Your Evening: Barra Barra Saloon and Casa de Reyes at Taste of Old Town

Prepare your taste buds for a culinary adventure like no other as two of Old Town San Diego’s most iconic establishments, Barra Barra Saloon and Casa de Reyes, come together to participate in the highly anticipated Taste of Old Town event on Thursday, September 21, 2023, from 6 pm to 9 pm. This gastronomic celebration promises an evening of delectable dishes and tantalizing cocktails that will transport you to the heart of Mexican cuisine.

Casa de Reyes: A Fiesta for Your Palate

Casa de Reyes, known for its vibrant atmosphere and authentic Mexican flavors, will be a highlight of the Taste of Old Town event. They will be serving up a mouthwatering dish and a refreshing cocktail that perfectly captures the essence of Mexican cuisine.

Food: Fried Pork Empanada con Avocado Salsa, Queso Cotija, Lettuce & Pickled Onions

Indulge in the rich, savory goodness of Casa de Reyes’ Fried Pork Empanada, generously filled with tender pork and served with a side of creamy Avocado Salsa that adds a delightful contrast to the dish. Topped with crumbly Queso Cotija, fresh lettuce, and zesty pickled onions, this empanada promises to be a symphony of flavors and textures that will leave you craving for more.

Cocktail: Tamarind Margarita with Frida Kahlo Tequila

To complement the tantalizing empanada, Casa de Reyes will be shaking up a Tamarind Margarita featuring the renowned Frida Kahlo Tequila. The sweet and tangy notes of tamarind will dance harmoniously with the smooth tequila, creating a cocktail that’s both refreshing and complex, perfect for sipping under the San Diego evening sky.

Barra Barra Saloon: Spicing Things Up

Barra Barra Saloon, a beloved Old Town institution, is bringing its own unique flair to the Taste of Old Town event. They are sure to make a lasting impression with their fiery creation.

Food: Shrimp a la Diabla over Cilantro White Rice

Barra Barra Saloon will present a dish that packs a punch – Shrimp a la Diabla served over a bed of fragrant Cilantro White Rice. This bold and spicy concoction features succulent shrimp bathed in a devilishly delicious red chili sauce. It’s a flavor explosion that will awaken your taste buds and leave you craving more.

Don’t Miss Out!

Taste of Old Town 2023 promises to be an unforgettable culinary journey through the heart of Old Town San Diego’s rich Mexican heritage. Whether you’re a fan of Casa de Reyes’ authentic Mexican flavors or craving the spicy kick of Barra Barra Saloon’s Shrimp a la Diabla, this event is a must-visit for food enthusiasts and culture seekers alike.

So mark your calendars for Thursday, September 21, 2023, from 6 pm to 9 pm, and join in the festivities at Taste of Old Town. Get ready to savor the incredible flavors and experience the vibrant culture of Old Town San Diego through the exquisite offerings of Casa de Reyes and Barra Barra Saloon. It’s a fiesta for your palate you won’t want to miss! Purchase tickets at www.tasteofoldtown.org.

Casa de Reyes


  • Mon-Thu: 11am-9pm
  • Fri: 11am-10pm
  • Sat: 10am-10pm
  • Sun: 10am-9pm

Phone – (619) 220-5040

Address – 2754 Calhoun St, San Diego, CA 92110

Website www.casadereyesrestaurant.com

Barra Barra Saloon

Hours – Mon-Sun: 11am-9pm

Phone – (619) 291-3200

Address – 4016 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110

Website www.barrabarrasaloon.com