- $6 for $10 worth of Baja-style Mexican street food
Express Mexican Grill
For a roadside eatery, Express Mexican Grill really stands out, thanks to its turquoise exterior. It sets itself even further apart inside, where chefs cook up equally colorful Baja-style Mexican street-food eats.
They sprinkle chicken chimichangas with white onion, cilantro, and chunks of fresh tomato, and grill elote—Mexican street corn blanketed in cheese and spritzes of lime juice. Their most addictive offerings might be their tacos, which sport such meats as juicy carnitas and fish and come dressed with cilantro salad or bright-pink radish slices.
This unfussy cuisine is inspired by the type of Mexican food the owner grew up eating in San Diego. Patrons can eat it at the picnic tables next to the walk-up window, or they can stay in their car or spaceship if they want to order from the drive-thru.