To be honest, I rarely venture into Old Town as it's a bit too touristy for my taste, but I really love spending Cinco de Mayo and Dia de Los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) there. On those holidays, Old Town hosts big festivals complete with lots of live music, yummy food and margaritas, outdoor soccer (for reals, watch out for "balls flying past your nose.. oh there goes your social life" -- okay sorry I couldn't help but quote the movie "Clueless"), and beautiful art. I know, I know I am a sucker for festivals.
But I digress, on Quatro de Mayo (hey you gotta start celebrating early when
drinking holidays fall on a work night) Nadav, Cara-Mia, and I went to Old Town to take in the early Cinco de Mayo festivities. We danced to some live music (okay I danced while Nadav and Cara-Mia stared at me =P), checked out all the cheesy Old Town souvenirs, and had a great time laughing over margaritas.
Naturally, we indulged in some margaritas. Casa de Reyes has some bomb (ya I just went there) strawberry margaritas. They were sooo delicious, dangerously delicious if you ask me. The guacamole, chips, and shrimp ceviche also really hit the spot.
Just a little bit of advice for those of you planning on visiting San Diego. If you are interested in eating Mexican food. Puhleaseee don't go to Old Town expecting awesome excellent food. If you do want to eat there order a margarita and some appetizers, but avoid ordering a full meal at a restaurant there. Instead, get a really yummy Mexican meal at a small drive-thru or hole in the wall Mexican place. You can thank me later ;)
Hope you have a great day