29 November, 2021, 00:17

VIDEO: Al Pastor, Rojitos & MORE Baja-inspired eats at Ensenada Street Food

In this third feature of Tucson taquerias, I visited Ensenada Street Food on South Park to try their traditionally inspired al pastor.

In this third feature video of Tucson’s taquerias (check out the rest on the Tucson Foodie YouTube channel), I visited Ensenada Street Food on South Park Avenue.

Ensenada Street Food is an all women owned business. We published an extended feature on Ensenada Street Food in 2019.

For this visit, I tried the Ensenada Deluxe Plate, as recommended by Rachel Alvarez, daughter and partner of owner Magdalena Alvarez. The plate includes four tacos: carne asada, al pastor, fish taco, and a rojito.

The al pastor, a guest favorite, is heavily inspired by the traditional method, which involves a rotating spit, or trompo topped with pineapple and other ingredients.

The fish taco perfectly exemplified what a Baja style fish taco should be, while the rojito (ESF’s name for a quesabirria taco) was large and stuffed with tender birria.

Check out the full video to see it all in action. And if you go – beware the red salsa!

Ensenada Street Food is located at 1602 S Park Ave and open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Adam Lehrman started Tucson Foodie in late 2008 as a way to track his search for the best food Tucson had to offer.

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