Loteria Taco Bar, San Pedro Marketplace, San Jose, CA
Loteria Taco Bar is a relatively new tenant at the San Pedro Market serving Californian style Mexican bites. The tacos were decent but a bit pricey for what they are. Had the shrimp one and al pastor one. Both tasted fine but nothing significantly better than what you could find at any other Mexican eateries. For a $3+ each, the taco size is surprisingly small.
The $4 churros order came as basket of half a dozen churro chunks with chocolate dip on the side. Make sure you have friends to share them with if you want to get that. The agua fresca was good.
I love their clever use of technology. You can opt to get a text message alert when your food is ready. You can also check the status of your order to see how many orders are in front your yours.
Food: 3/5. Fresh ingredients but perhaps a bit too healthy and too Californian.
Service: 3/5. Cute little counter with smart use of technology.
Ambiance: 3/5. Common dining area shared with other tenants at San Pedro Square.
Price to Value: 3/5. A bit pricey for tacos.