City Tacos Sells Three Millionth Taco

A Mexican eatery founded by Gerry Torres in North Park in 2014, City Tacos, last week surpassed three million tacos sold in San Diego County. The milestone comes in his ninth year in business. 

“I just happened to stumble across this fun milestone while going through my records,” said Torres. “While I certainly can’t say that all San Diegans have had a City Taco taco, I am proud that my vision and passion has extended to nearly the same number as the population here. 

Originally from Mexico City, Torres moved to San Diego in 1992. This past June he became a United States citizen in a ceremony held at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in downtown. "I am forever grateful to the loyal following of our great patrons through the years," he said. "National Taco Day will be a little extra special this year.”

The City Tacos menu features traditional tacos (pollo asado, carnitas, carne asada), caseros “homestyle” tacos (pulled pork with mayan achiote sauce, beef shank, mahi mahi), and several other meat, seafood, and vegetarian options.

City Tacos currently has six San Diego locations: East Village (Ballpark), Encinitas, La Mesa, North Park, Pacific Beach, and Sorrento Valley. With roughly 3.3 million people in the County, the milestone averages to nearly one taco per resident.

Recently, City Tacos was featured on Real Simple magazine’s web site with a recipe for Taco Placero with Cactus Salad.

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