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Rene’s Mexican Grill & Cantina

Tasty taco & enchilada combination plate at Rene’s in Poway!


Tasty “California Bowl” with mahi-mahi at Rubio’s in Ramona, CA! It’s nice to be eating something here with just a fork that I don’t have to pick up.

La Cocina

Outstanding enchiladas combination plate at La Cocina in Ramona! I see they have graduated from styrofoam plates to heavy duty paper plates. That makes me happy.

Mi Ranchito Taco Shop

Outstanding order of rolled tacos recently from Mi Ranchito! Topped with a very tasty creamy guacamole Americano and a liberal amount of shredded cheese. All of it sitting on a bed of fresh looking shredded iceberg lettuce. Mi Ranchito rolled tacos are made with ground beef vice shredded beef. Although some may scoff, I actually prefer ground beef in my rolled tacos. Good clean bites every time. At some places the shredded beef is rolled too tightly and I’m always pulling out long slugs of meat with each bite, leaving an unfortunate hollow tortilla tube.

Mariscos Mar de Cortez

Outstanding tamale and enchilada combination plate at Mariscos Mar de Cortez in Ramona! This places specializes in seafood, but their traditional Mexican dishes are executed very well.

Nuevo Grill & Cantina

Happy Hour is my favorite time to visit Nuevo Girl! These little HH quesadilla things are outstanding. Pro tip: request an add of their delicious carne asada. Makes the perfect meal that’s not overly heavy.

Old Town Mexican Cafe

Finally back in SoCal after two weeks in Ohio! Time to thaw out. AND time for some Mexican food. Not far from the airport, located in San Diego’s historic “Old Town”, is the Old Town Mexican Cafe. This place has been a staple since 1977. All their food is handmade and authentic from the finest ingredients available. I kept things simple with an excellent wet burrito.

On the Border

Outstanding barbacoa taco and brisket taco at OTB in Escondido!

Mi Guadalajara

My new favorite Mexican restaurant in Esco is definitely Mi Guad! This is a dish I order frequently at Mexican restaurants that includes a carne asada steak and cheese enchilada. This one at Mi Guad is called “Carne Asada Guadalajara” on their menu. It’s definitely among the most beautiful and best tasting I’ve had.

Hacienda Casa Blanca

(Visited December 14, 2019) Excellent tamale and enchilada combination plate at Hacienda Casa Blanca in El Cajon!

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