Food Network to feature Hillcrest’s Mama Testa Taqueria tonight

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Photo from 'hober' via Flikr

Now I’m not a big Food Network junkie … the channel just magnifies how bad my cooking is. But I’ll definitely be tuning in tonight at 9 p.m. to check out “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” as he features Hillcrest’s popular Mexican restaurant Mama Testa.


Bobby Flay

According to the preview of the show on the Food Network’s website, Bobby will be challenging the “Mexican Food expert chef and restaurateur” at Mama Testa to a “fish taco throwdown.” I’ll leave that last bit to your imaginations…

In case you’re unfamiliar with the show, here’s a bit about what Bobby does:

“Chef Bobby Flay is on a secret mission: to challenge the absolute masters in different kinds of cooking – award-winning BBQers, bakers, pizza makers and more. In each episode, one of these cooks thinks Food Network is shooting their profile for a show. What they don’t know is that Bobby is going to drop in for a surprise visit and challenge them to an unexpected cook-off. Since they’re in their element and Bobby’s out of his, prepare for an exciting, tension-filled competition.” (From www.foodnetwork.com)

So make sure to check it out, because it’s only so often a San Diego gets national attention that doesn’t involve a) tourists or b) the weather.

And make sure to get in line with the rest of San Diego tomorrow…

Mama Testa Taqueria
1417 University Ave # A


  1. Taryn Huhn

    July 15, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I love the food network! I’m excited to see a San Diego restaurant is being featured. I’ve never been to Mama Testa’s but I’m going to have to put it on my list of places to go… I’m for sure setting to record on my DVR 🙂

  2. Robert Merino

    September 30, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    We watch the food network, we love that’s learning how to cook! We’ve been never to Mama Testa’s but we’re going to eat it on Saturday! Smile

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