May 17, 2024


Food & Travel Enthusiast

All about solution recipe of San Jose’s La Victoria

Marcelino Barrita remembers the exact day 24 a long time ago when he opened his downtown San Jose taqueria in a transformed Victorian: May well 14, 1998.

But an similarly vital date in La Victoria lore is dropped to background.

That would be the working day months afterwards when he perfected Orange Sauce, his culinary contribution to San Jose and the globe. He produced the condiment to give a minor further zip to La Vic’s burritos, tacos and quesadillas and ideally strengthen revenue. The plan worked and the sauce — unconventional, creamy, addictive — caught on with shoppers. Word spread, he says, many thanks to the social media of the time, aka word of mouth.