17 17 to 10 years, they slice off the green outer leaves with a special sharp cutting tool called a “coa,” leaving the large agave “piñas” which are then steamed. The Tequila Factory Restaurant & Catina chose Tequila Herradura to distill their house brand selection, barrel and bottle because of Herra Dura's long history and dedication to thecraft. The blue Weber agave plant is propagated by offshoots of the mother plant. In this way, the tequila produced on the Hacienda today comes from descendants of the original agave growing in 1870. The Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant & Cantina sits high atop the Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel offering sweeping views from the Mission Bay to downtown. Their menu consists of traditional Mexican Cuisine that is complimented by a full bar featuring over 100 of the Finest Tequilas of Mexico…and of course some of the best margaritas in San Diego. Attention to detail in preparing authentic Mexican dishes, attentive service, combined with colorful ambiance amplifies the charm and flavor synonymous with Old Town. CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Began in 1868 by Father Antonio D. Ubach, but due to the boom for the New San Diego, was not completed and dedicated until July 6, 1919. In 1925 it was for- mally transferred to the Order of Saint Francis, of which Father Junipero Serra, the Founder of Mission San Diego de Alcala in Presidio Park in 1769, was a member. Historic Sites & Museums