Rockin Baja Coastal Cantina: Fresh Fare

April 15, 2014 12:29 pm

Mexican food comes in many different forms, but California-style Mexican cuisine is characterized by a passion for fresh ingredients and seafood. At Rockin Baja Coastal Cantinia, that philosophy comes alive. The restaurant was founded after owner Rick DiRienzo took a trip to the small fishing village of Puerto Nuevo. The natives there have a specialty – lobster tacos wrapped in steaming tortillas with rice and beans. It may seem decadent, but it’s a brilliant take on street food that will make you an instant fan. DiRienzo has been serving Puerto Nuevo-style lobster since 1983 and he’s now got the recipe mastered. Even if you don’t care for lobster, the menu has plenty of other awesome dishes. Regulars rave about the “epic burrito,” a massive tortilla stuffed with your choice of meat, rice, cheese, black beans and onions. The shrimp tacos are also highly regarded.

Rockin Baja Coastal Cantina
258 Harbor Drive S
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 967-6199

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Happy Spring!

April 14, 2014 11:33 am

The sun is shining and the flowers are starting to bloom. Wishing everyone a lovely Spring!

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Greet Your Morning With These 4 French Toast Recipes

April 8, 2014 1:26 pm

Fluffier than a waffle but more flavorful than a pancake, French toast just may be the perfect breakfast food. If you love French toast but you’re bored with the usual recipe, these unique dishes will help you to mix things up but still maintain the same sweet taste that you adore.

Fluffy French Toast [Allrecipes]
By adding a bit of flour, this French toast recipe creates a fluffier version that your friends and family will love. It’s hard to believe that such a simple ingredient makes such a big difference, but once you taste this decadent breakfast dish, you’ll never make it the old way again.

Upside-Down Apple French Toast with Cranberries and Pecans [Food Network]
The name of this recipe really says it all. This French toast looks more like a pie than a breakfast, and the cranberries, apples, and pecans add hearty flavor to the usual sweet bread.

Apple-Maple French Toast [Martha Stewart]
Create a taste of fall all year round with this smoky, sweet French toast recipe. Thicker slices of bread create a sturdy base for this dish, and the caramelized apples give it a gourmet feel without a lot of effort.

French Toast with Berry Butter [Pioneer Woman]
Three different types of berry-infused butters add something truly special to this crispy, custard-style French toast.

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