Tacos to Fall in Lava With!

//Tacos to Fall in Lava With!

Tacos to Fall in Lava With!

Volcano Rabbit in the San Diego Gaslamp


The Gaslamp’s latest Mexican food destination, Volcano Rabbit, may just be the most glamorous taco shop in all of San Diego. Equipped with a bar, lounge, and patio, the sumptuously decorated space offers a long list of gourmet tacos to match its fashionable-friendly atmosphere.

The chili rubbed octopus is both braised and charred, served with pineapple and spicy mayo on a corn tortilla. While the shop offers elevated takes on traditional tacos — such as carnitas, lengua, and skirt steak carne asada — it’s the restaurant’s fusion tacos that really make it interesting.

Take the sticky beef short rib taco, which serves up a saucy braised short rib with banh mi inspiration. The Vietnamese-inspired taco includes pickled onions and carrots, along with cucumber, cabbage, crushed peanuts, and daikon radish on a flour tortilla. Better yet, Japanese fusion brings a unique flavor mix to the seared ahi taco, topped by sesame seaweed, furikake, and pickled ginger, to go with purple cabbage and ancho mango salsa on a corn tortilla.

It’s a big world of flavor for a restaurant named for an actual tiny rabbit native to a range of volcanos south of Mexico City!