Hailed as “Poway’s best taco bar”, Taco Taco does not disappoint! Tucked in the corner of a busy parking lot shared by not only Wal Mart, but the DMV too. I enjoyed a very good carnitas quesadilla. Small but interesting menu here. Includes a Mexican style fried rice which I might try next time.
A Ramona institution since 1983, El Michoacan is a must visit if you’ve never been! And since the temperature yesterday was below 80 degrees I was happy to dine in. The building is cavernous and no frills (no air conditioning). The space is dotted with tacky inflatable decorations and random oscillating fans. I was pleased to see that the old, yellow hard plastic elementary school chairs have been replaced by modestly padded church/banquet hall style chairs. I just love the colorful and vibrant tablecloths here. My table had a cheerful rooster print which was fun to look at. This place is the embodiment of charm and tradition.
There is a dizzying array of combinations on the menu (52), plus a nice selection of a la carte Mexican favorites. Eating a meal here is like being at casa de la abuela with homecooking by amá. You don’t feel like you’re just at some restaurant. I ordered the #44 which is two rolled tacos with guacamole, chicken enchilada and chile relleno, $13. Although the relleno was quite petite, it was flavorful and delicious. The chile walls were firm and the cheese filling kept its form without spooging out all over. Topped with an excellent ranchero sauce. The rolled tacos were filled with tender shredded beef and beautifully plated with lettuce, tomato and cheese. Chips here are somewhat stale and underwhelming more often than not, but the salsa is remarkably good. I hope you enjoy.
I celebrated National Tequila Day (July 24) at Mi Guad in Esco! Outstanding “Burrito Loco”; made with shredded beef, along with guacamole, pico de gallo, lettuce, rice, and beans (omitted) inside a large, supple flour tortilla. The whole thing is then blanketed with their excellent house made enchilada sauce, melted cheese and sour cream.