Best Darn Mexican Food In San Diego

"Best Mango Catfish Taco in San Diego!! Had my tastebuds dancing!" ` Yelp Reviewer


Our Story

Welcome To Tessa Lynn’s Taqueria

Tessa Lynn’s Taqueria is all about serving our favorite foods served up by mom while growing up. What better way to experience Mexican culture, than to enjoy some truly delicious authentic Mexican food, without having to travel across the border! We debuted our grand opening event in August of 2017 off of King Street in downtown San Diego.

We offer a comfortable family atmosphere, and a cozy bar located in our “Vihuela Room” where you can enjoy some of the finest Mexican inspired brews in the area. We pride ourselves in bringing you the fresh feel and sounds of good old Baja California. Your #1 Choice for an evening Staycation located dab snab in the middle of downtown San Diego!

Only the Best

Authentic, Fresh, Superior Quality

We believe in serving you with only the freshest ingredients, each and every day. When you order one of our tasty menu items, you will receive plenty of the main filler, with freshly prepped vegetables when included.

This obviously includes our delectable Fresh Fruit Margaritas, which we serve with and without alcohol!  Fresh Flavors Include Pineapple, Tamarindo, Coconut, Nuez, Mango,Strawberry, Watermelon, Coconut, and more!


Check Out All The Hype!

“The sopepilla was phenomenal!!!”

“Thank you for the bomb recommendations Tessa! The food was spectacular. First time visit to San Diego and this exceeded our expectations. We had the chile relleno with adobada and the posole. Food was super delicious!!”

Cameron S. – Los Angeles, CA

“I have to say that the Carne Adobada Chile Relleno was the best thing I ate all weekend!”

“Flew into San Diego for College Fest 2018, and my friend picked Cocina Azul. We ate at some good places while visiting, but I have to say that the Carne Adobada Chile Relleno I had was the best thing I ate all weekend. The slow cooked pork was soft and tender, and the flavors in this dish were outstanding! The servings were huge too, I probably could have split it with one of my friends.”

Bonnie B. – Colorado Springs, CO

“Crazy good. Insanely good!”

“This place was delicious! The service was excellent and the chile was so yummy. Three of us ate here and we all enjoyed our meals. The sopapillas at the end of our meal were unexpected and so delicous!”

Braydon S. – Chula Vista, CA

“This place right here! Lawddd have mercy! Azul is AMAZING!!”

“I came here for the first time last week for dinner with some co-workers. Side note, this is a great place for dinner because the portions are so large and the food is so filling. I wanted to go straight to sleep after eating. I ordered the seafood enchiladas which were FANTASTIC!!!!”

Alexandra P. – San Diego, CA

Don’t Miss Out!

Fish Fridays!

$2.00 Mango Catfish Taco

$3.00 Mini Halibut Fish Tacos (4)

Hours of Operation

8:00am – 10:00pm

8:00am – 10:00pm

8:00am – 9:00pm

Our Location

4231 Balboa Ave

San Diego, CA 92117

Want to Order Ahead?

(619) 228-5594


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