4.17.2009

El Fandango Restaurant in Old Town


(n) fandango (a provocative Spanish courtship dance in triple time; performed by a man and a woman playing castanets)

El Fandango is a fantastic restaurant in San Diego's "Old Town". It reflects the changing pattern of food preparation in California during the time period of 1846 to 1856 - years of great change in California.

First, game and seafood was the staple of local Indians. Then the Californios of the Spanish period developed huge herds of cattle. At this time the tradition of “Fandangos” was instituted. During special events, parties sometimes lasted several days. Sounds like my kind of celebration!!

5 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting post Nancy!
This Fandango Restaurant look very cool!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Léia

CK said...

We ate here when we visited San Diego. Excellent Mexican food.

~Cheryl said...

Didn't we decide to eat there? Guess I got everybody side-tracked looking for gnomes. Next time....it still sounds like the perfect restaurant! Party on!

Barb said...

Hi Nancy, you taught me something new today,hope you have had a great day we are expecting some more rain but I did get a little bit of yard work done today talk to you soon....Barb

Alex said...

Hi Nancy, cool shot, looks like a nice place to eat. Will have to look it up if i ever get a chance to go back to U.S.A. You have a wonderful country it is so diverse.