As much as I want to say that I don't give into cravings, I just simply can't. Okay, let me start off by saying, the cravings for these snacks are a bit different. Yes, they make tostilocos and clamatos on the San Diego side of the border, but it's just not the same. Especially when the weather begins to heat up the yearning for a Chamango or Raspado is at its peak. I can still remember about 6 years ago, the first time that Antonio ever took me to La Movida. This small yellow spot has been forever a great memory of mine.
Whether you are longing for something sweet, spicy, sour, or even all three, La Movida will have a solution for you. This visit we ordered a Chamango and Tostilocos. The chamango consists of a large cup filled with a sweet mango slushy made up of mango puree, ice, and real chunks of mango. Then poured over that you have lime juice,chamoy,and tamarindo candies. My mouth started watering before I even began writing this post, just thinking about how to describe these snacks. The chamango is so refreshing, the only issue would be eating it so fast that you might get a brain freeze. Of course that's never happened to us...ahem!
Tostilocos, oh how I wish that I didn't like you. But, I do..and I guess I will just have to deal with it. The mixture that makes up tostilocos might sound odd to some, but you should at least taste them before you judge. Think Salsa Verde Tostitos topped with pickled pig skin, chile, chamoy, clamato, lime juice, cucumber, jicama, tamarindo candies, and japanese peanuts. Does that even make sense to you? The list and variations of tostilocos differ at each spot, and many will have their preference. This version actually had regular peanuts on it as well, but the japanese peanuts and their crunchy shell are still at the top of my list.
If you are looking for a place to fill that spot in your stomach with special cravings, make a visit to La Movida. There are an assortment of options, that one may even have a hard time choosing just one item. Map