My first restaurant post of the New Year is about one of my favorite places to get tacos… Templo Del Sol in Riverside.
I opened with almost the same sentence when I wrote about Josie’s Tacos in 2014. Why? Because when Josie’s closed, the recipe for my favorite tacos al pastor transferred over to Templo Del Sol.
Josie’s Tacos and Templo Del Sol shared common ownership…
… so the person who made the al pastor (delicious, marinated pork) at Josie’s is now here.
This makes me very happy because the al pastor is AMAZING.
Unfortunately, al pastor isn’t always available, which I learned on a recent trip. However, after they found out how much I liked it, they made some for me for my next visit. I love small restaurants.
After trying the al pastor at Josie’s for the first time, I never ordered anything else. When the al pastor wasn’t available here, I was forced to try something different. That is when I learned that Templo Del Sol also makes AMAZING carnitas.
Seriously, Templo Del Sol makes the best al pastor and carnitas I have ever tried.
Although I’m focusing on the al pastor and carnitas, Templo Del Sol has much more to offer. Here are a few more items we have tried:
Chorizo and Eggs:
Carne Asada Enchiladas (another of my favorites):
Chicken Taquitos with plenty of meat:
Chips and salsa:
If you like Mexican food, this place is definitely worth a try. PLEASE order the al pastor so they will have to make it all the time.
Templo Del Sol
1365 University Ave.