I’ve made a couple of trips to Chula Vista in the past month for some revisits. On one visit, I went back to Maye’s Dessert & Bistro (see the first visit here). This time, I got quite a few empanadas to serve as hors d’oeuvres with the in-laws for New Year’s Eve. Maye’s offers 1 free empanada with a purchase of 5.
Each empanada is carefully wrapped in its individual wrapper.
Looks all the same? No problem. They each have their own stickers too.
For savory ones, I got 2 each of Pizza, Carne Asada and Cheesesteak (yum!). For sweet, I got one each of Mazana (apple), Banana Cream and Coconut Cream. The sweet ones were okay and we really didn’t care for the banana cream filling. Tasted a bit artificial. I think the pastry for the empanadas is more suited for savory fillings.
Maye’s Desserts & Bistro
4240-A Bonita Rd.
Bonita, CA 91902
While in Chula Vista, one must visit Hogetsu, right? Here’s the standard box for a dozen.
This time I stocked up on the ones I like. I’m not sure why I got two of the mochi with the kinako (soybean flour) since that wasn’t a favorite but oh well. There are some lemons, oranges, standard pink and white. About half were white bean filling (my favorite), rest were red bean.
This time they had some new varieties that I tried. The bottom three are not like the other mochi but rather more like a red bean bun. They were cute but were just so-so.
And on the last quick trip down to CV, I had to stop by Mariscos El Pascador again because it was lunch time and I was starving! I got there before the lunch crowd hit so the wait was minimal. I had to get a gobernador, which I ate in the car (oo, hot hot hot!). I love this.
I also got a couple of fish tacos, which I didn’t eat until I got home. I really should have ate these in my car but I was in a bit of a rush. They were still good but I’m sure it would have been way better hot. Gives me a reason to go back, right?
Mariscos El Pescador
(In the parking lot of Toys R Us, across from the trolley tracks on Industrial Blvd and L Street)
1008 Industrial Blvd
Chula Vista, CA 91911
I’m so glad it’s Friday! Hope everyone has a terrific weekend. It’s going to be beautiful in SD!