Encinitas: Haggo's Organic Taco & Swami's Beach
We don't make it up to the Northern part of San Diego as often as I would like to admit. There is nothing like exploring the own city that you reside in, with everything being so new to you. Driving down the 101, and taking in the beautiful coastal views on a Sunday afternoon will definitely be done a lot more often around here.Seeing all of the surfers with their boards in hand heading towards the beach brought back wonderful memories of my childhood in Newport Beach. I know, they really aren't that far away from each other. I guess that's what living in various neighborhoods except any actually close to the beach will do to you. Giovanni absolutely loves the beach! At the first site of the ocean, he asks to go and put his feet into the sand and the water. I love that he has absolutely no fear.
A Sunday afternoon spent discovering new eateries, coffee spots, and beaches could not have been any more perfect.
We decided on lunch at Haggo's Organic Taco. What a gem that little spot is! I am all about the eclectic vibe, and mismatched colorful pieces of furniture and art. I ordered the "Burgundy" burrito, ring an Anchorman bell at all? Oh yes, and there are two types of quesadillas named after characters from Napoleon Dynamite on the menu. Haha..yes, please! Antonio and I still bust out quotes from that movie-even on a daily basis at times.
My burrito was delicious! A whole wheat tortilla stuffed with grass-fed beef, caramelized onions, and cabbage slaw. The brown rice and and red beans on the side were lovely as well. Antonio ordered the Coseteau tacos. The seasonal local catch of the day, was Baja Grouper. They would be a great addition to any summer afternoon.
Next up was a quick coffee stop for a Cappucino and Espresso con panna. Giovanni was more than content with his Peanut butter chocolate chip cookie. I may or may not have stolen a few bites.
We spent the rest of the afternoon barefoot with our toes in the sand and rolled up jeans at Swami's beach. Breathing in the fresh, salty air really is so relaxing, and most times helps to spark some inspiration. Giovanni and I ran back and forth into the water up to our shins, more times than I can count. My favorite part was watching him climb along the tide pools, and hey, he even managed to give his little Buzz Lightyear figure a swim lesson.
Hello summer days..I can not wait to have more adventures like these. What's next? I'm hoping that it will include many more days such as this with my little family, perhaps some camping and of course there has to be some s'mores involved as well.
Haggo's Organic Taco 1114 North Coast Highway 101 Encinitas, CA 92024 (760) 753-6000
Swami's Beach 1298 S Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas, CA 92024