Long time escondido resident, La Tapitia is a fixture here. Great ambience, good location, great attentive staff. However, as far as Mexican food goes, nothing special. San Diego is king as far as Mexican food goes, there's no reason to have anything less than excellent if you live here and I just didn't find it all that great. Rice and beans weren't that tasty, I've had better at La Salsa (a chain drive through fast food) If they can't even get rice and beans right, then WTF?