La Especial Norte - Encinitas in Encinitas, CA
Mexican style soups are popular in Encinitas CA. Two places to try are La Especial on Hwy 101 and Jorge's Mexicatessan on El Camino Real. La Especial has a soup menu including delicious chicken tortilla soup, caldo de res, black bean soup but their real claim to local fame is the Mexico City style chicken soup. Delicious chicken broth with a spoon of red rice and a generous portion of white meat chicken and then topped with fresh chopped tomatoes, onions, avocado and cilantro to serve. It's muy popular on Sunday mornings after a big Saturday night. Jorge's does a Mexico City Style but they also do it Tlapeno style which means spicy. I couldn't pick a favorite. it's usually whichever is closer. Whenever I'm away and get back to Encinitas it' definitely Mexico City chicken soup.