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Friday, April 2, 2010

What to Have for Lunch Today: Mijita Ballpark's Taco al Pastor

Posted By on Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 7:23 AM

click to enlarge The achiote-marinated pork tacos aren't available at the original Mijita in the Ferry Building. - JOHN BIRDSALL
  • John Birdsall
  • The achiote-marinated pork tacos aren't available at the original Mijita in the Ferry Building.
Fri., April 2, 2010

click to enlarge JOHN BIRDSALL
  • John Birdsall
The day-old second location of Traci Des Jardins' upmarket taqueria differs in key ways from the Ferry Building original. Prices, for one thing (carnitas and carne asada tacos are $3 at the ballpark, a buck less than their Embarcadero cousins, though other items cost a bit more). And just as you might expect, Mijita ballpark does nachos, and jalapeño poppers. But the biggest difference here? Tacos al pastor ($3), achiote-marinated pork shaved off the pineapple-topped vertical rotisserie, heaped on a bumpy, maize-yellow house-made tortilla, with a squirt of tomatillo-arbol chile salsa. It's salty, chewy, and quite tasty, though ― fair warning ― you'll need three, maybe four, to feel like you've lunched.

Mijita 24 Willie Mays Plaza at AT&T Park (at King and Fourth St.)

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