Chips and salsa turned to the culinary world after the failure of their single camera sitcom, Chips & Salsa, which the network deemed too spicy for its viewership. Savor as much spice as you like with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of Mexican fare at Ceja's Mexican Diner & Grill in Oceanside.
Ceja's Mexican Diner & Grill’s head chef prepares authentic Mexican soups and salsas from scratch, forging a fitting prologue to an authentic menu of gourmet tacos, house burritos, and Mexican breakfast fare. Complimentary chips and salsa greet guests upon arrival, emerging piping hot from a special warmer that was initially designed to thaw out frozen blocks of horchata. Diners can take up tridents to spear the albondigas soup’s bobbing meatball buoys ($7.25) or divvy up pairs of gourmet tacos stuffed with grilled mahi mahi ($7.25 for two) or barbecue pork slathered in Ceja’s signature sauce ($7.25 for two). A twirling retinue of 12 burritos bursts from kitchens flaunting fillings of carne asada, machaca, and chorizo, which diners can then augment with such tasty accouterments as jalapeños, sour cream, and cilantro ($5.65–$7.25). Served around the clock, Ceja’s Mexican breakfast fare includes a trio of farm-fresh omelets ($7.45+) and hot or mild chilaquiles drizzled in red, mole, or green tomatillo sauce ($7.55).
Wall-mounted TVs flicker across Ceja's festive interior, which ensconces diners amid vivid red and yellow walls and vibrant artwork. Alternatively, an outdoor patio nestles guests beneath black umbrellas to safeguard them from the sun’s rays and any miscalculated supply drops.
Ceja's Mexican Diner & Grill
Ceja's Mexican Diner & Grill uses original recipes exclusively, and makes all of its salsa and soups from scratch. The quick-service restaurant greets all of its guests with complimentary baskets of freshly baked tortilla chips and main courses follow in the form of gourmet tacos and Mexican bowls presented on a bed of spanish rice, beans, cheese, and guacamole. No matter the time, Ceja's also offers an all-day breakfast menu. On that, guests find such specialties as huevos divorciados, or two eggs served in a fried corn tortilla.
Ivey Ranch / Rancho Del Oro
4259 Oceanside Blvd.
Oceanside, California 92056