Restaurant: La Victoria Taqueria
City: San Jose (Downtown, on San Carlos)
I had La Vic’s (short for La Victoria Taqueria) after going to the Star Wars exhibit at the Tech Museum on Presidents’ Day. When I was attending SJSU, I’d go to La Vic’s frequently.
The SW exhibit was originally to end at the end of February, but due to popular demand, they’re gonna stay till end of March! Get the discounted prepaid tickets from Costco (2 for $29.99), and then secure the actual physical tickets at the museum in advance, before they run out. Oh, and pay a difference of $5/person for the Millenium Falcon experience. That’s $20/person instead of $27 (Jedi package = SW + MF exhibits).
I ordered a quesadilla. La Vic’s Super Flour quesadilla has cheese, sour cream, guacamole, fresh salsa, & your choice of meat. I chose al pastor. The meat offered were carne asada (steak), carnitas (braised pork), pollo (chicken breast), pollo asado (grilled chicken), buche (pork), chille verde (pork in tamatillo sauce), lengua (beef tongue), chorizo (Mexican red sausage), and al pastor (marinated pork). I also ate the quesadilla with La Vic’s famous orange sauce.
A quesadilla is a flour tortilla or a corn tortilla filled with a savory mixture containing cheese, other ingredients, and/or vegetables, (often) then folded in half to form a half-moon shape. This dish originated in Mexico, and the name is derived from tortilla and the Spanish word for cheese queso. The specific origin for the quesadilla was in colonial Mexico. The quesadilla as a food changed and evolved over many years as people experimented with different variations of it. (Wikipedia)
According to Mexican food history, many of the traditional Mexican foods have roots in other cultures as well as the Mexican culture. For instance, quesadillas, a mainstay in Mexico and considered to be authentic Mexican food actually not only have roots in Mexican traditions, but in Spanish as well. The corn tortilla, thought to be quintessential Mexican, is actually native American. (Food Editorials)