Food Observations

A blog for eaters

Mariscos Mar de Cortez

Terrible “crab” enchiladas at Mariscos Mar de Cortez in Ramona! It was actually Krab unfortunately. I was shocked and appalled that a “Mariscos” restaurant would do something like this.

Denny’s

Tasty “Ultimate Omelette” at Denny’s in Ramona! Made with three eggs, sausage, bacon, fire roasted bell peppers & onions, sautéed mushrooms (omitted), maters and cheddar cheese. Hash browns had the perfect crisp and greasiness.

Way Point Saloon

WPS recently offered this great burger special know as the Cali Burger. Very similar to the thin patty, double style burger like you’d find at In & Out. Included lettuce, mater, onion, American cheese, sauce, etc. It was really tasty and very popular in Ramona. I don’t think they’re still offering it though.

The Godfather

Tasty lasagna at The Godfather in San Diego! Not the best lasagna I’ve had, but decent nonetheless. Not quite hot enough in the center mass.

Nuevo Grill & Cantina

Two of my favorite things at Nuevo Girl in Ramona! Excellent carne asada enchiladas!

Villa Capri Trattoria & Wine Bar

Outstanding Pappardelle Bolognese at Villa Capri in Poway! Homemade pappardelle pasta with a classic Italian meat sauce. The Mozzarella Caprese was exquisite.

Mi Guadalajara

Excellent tamale and cheese enchilada at Mi Guad in Esco!

Sombrero Mexican Food

Outstanding adobada burrito at Sombrero’s in Carmel Mountain Ranch!

Truluck’s

Truluck’s delivered a truly phenomenal dining experience! Everything from start to finish was a complete standout; from the service, to the food and the absolutely stunning atmosphere. Dining outside did not take away from anything at all. My wife and I ordered a number of dishes, drinks, etc. Highly recommended, although be prepared to open your wallet wide.
Cup of lobster bique was very good. A nice, velvety texture and elegantly presented. No discernible chunks of lobster but there were a few bits. Crab Louie Cocktail was delicious with a generous amount of crab. The remoulade was not as bold as I was expecting. It was really quite subtle. Miso Glazed Sea Bass was excellent. I don’t think I’ve ever been served such a thick portion of sea bass. It was perfectly cooked. It was served on a bed of crab fried rice which I found to be pretty unremarkable. Portion amount wasn’t quite enough. Might have been more noteworthy if I had tried it as a standalone side.

The Par Lounge

Outstanding Calamari appetizer at The Par Lounge in Ramona! Super delicious and artfully presented, I easily ate the whole thing. It’s adorned with beautifully blistered shishito peppers, roasted peanuts, fresh lime, etc. Includes sides of a tasty sweet chili sauce and a savory peanut sauce. A very nice Asian inspired spin on calamari that is not over the top.

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