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Cafe Coyote in Old Town – San Diego, CA

When I was researching places to go to in San Diego, one place that would always show up was Old Town. Old Town is considered the birthplace of California, because San Diego was the site of the first permanent Spanish settlement in California.

My husband and I took an Uber for the first time from the hotel (Town and Country Resort) to Old Town. The drive was probably less than ten minutes. The Uber experience was great, we felt very comfortable with our driver and we talked during the entire trip.

When we got there, we could definitely tell that the buildings had Spanish architecture. Everything looked pretty, with a lot of shops and restaurants (most of them Mexican). It was a pity that we went there at night because I probably would have gotten better pictures during the day.

We already knew where we were going to have dinner, at Cafe Coyote. It had good reviews on Yelp and some of the staff at our hotel had recommended it. When we got there, it was super busy, so I assumed it was going to be a long wait to be seated, but we were actually seated right away. We got complimentary tortilla chips and salsa, which was delicious. We also took advantage of a Yelp offer that consisted on getting a free quesadilla sampler if you checked in using the app. The quesadillas were very good as well. I definitely recommend you check Yelp or apps like it, they usually give you some sort of perk if you check in at the restaurant.

Cafe Coyote

I loved everything about the restaurant: the decor, the atmosphere, the service, the food. I ended up ordering the Tostada Suprema (A crispy flour tortilla piled high with refried beans, shredded chicken or beef, cheese & lettuce. Topped with a scoop of sour cream, guacamole, salsa fresca and black olives), which was delicious. I got full so I ended up taking half of the plate with me. My husband ordered the Carne Asada Burrito (A large flour tortilla filled with chopped grilled marinated steak, beans, guacamole and salsa fresca). The burrito was big, I stole a bite from his plate and it tasted very good as well.

If you’re ever in Old Town in San Diego and are in the mood for Mexican food, we recommend Cafe Coyote. Great food, great prices and great service.

 

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My Favorite Things: August 2016

Today I’m going to mention some of My Favorite Things from this month. This is a monthly link up created by Raisa and Eirene, where we talk about our favorite things (movies, games, books, you name it!) from the current or past month.

Television

Stranger Things

Stranger Things

I haven’t felt this way about a television series in a long time. I fell in love with this series and I am incredibly excited that they officially announced that it has been renewed for a second season. The first season is only eight episodes, and I enjoyed every bit of it. If you have a Netflix subscription, please do yourself a favor and watch it. I’m pretty sure you won’t regret it.

Gaming

Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3

This year, I’ve been participating in a Summer Backlog Challenge. The goal is to set an amount you want to complete during the summer and try to reach the goal. This challenge begun on June 1 and will end on September 30. I’ve already completed 11 games and Far Cry 3 was the last game I finished. I really enjoyed playing it. I love open-world games, and I definitely had fun in this one.

Overcooked

My husband heard about this game from a podcast and we got it when it came out (it was on sale, always a plus!). This game is so fun and addicting! It only has local co-op for now, so we’ve been enjoying sitting in our living room and playing together. It gets harder and harder as you keep finishing levels. We are currently on “world” five if I’m not mistaken. Hopefully we can play some more this weekend!

Tricky Towers

This game was part of Playstation Plus’ Free Games this month. The game is so much fun. Think Tetris, but with gravity and magic! It supports multiplayer and there can be up to 4 players in a round. This game is perfect to play with friends. It can get very frustrating and bring out your inner rage, but it’s part of the fun.

Reading

Looking for Alaska

love reading, but I stopped for a very long time after I got married and worked on getting our home organized. Reading is an anxiety therapy for me so I knew I needed to start reading again. When I stopped, I was halfway through Looking for Alaska by John Green. I’m working on finishing that one and then continue reading some of his other novels (I have one of his collections).

I still have The Maze Runner series unopened, so that’s also on my to-read list. If you have a Goodreads profile, feel free to follow me. Will be updating my profile within the next few days.

Software

Adobe Creative Cloud

I recently got Adobe Creative Cloud and I’m loving all the new features. I mainly use Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere Pro, but definitely want to test out the other programs that are part of the CC collection.

 

What are are some of the things you’ve been loving this month? Let me know in the comments!

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