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Taco Bell

One of my favorite things to order at the Bell for breakfast are these tasty mini skillet bowl things! Tremendous value at only a buck and super tasty. Made with scrambled eggs, taters, nacho cheese and pico de gallo. I always have them add either seasoned ground beef or steak to make it a perfect meal.


Nuevo Grill & Cantina

Outstanding chicken enchilada smothered with a delicious verde sauce and melty cheese blanket at Nuevo Girl!

Mariscos Mar de Cortez

Mariscos Mar de Cortez for dinner recently. This big, beautiful “Supreme Burrito” is an absolute monster! Made with your choice of chicken or beef, filled with rice, beans, cheese, guac, sour cream, lettuce, kitchen sink, etc. This football sized burrito is then liberally blanketed with a flavorful chile relleno type sauce. The shredded beef was tender (albeit bland); everything else was well proportioned and tasty. Tortilla warm, soft and supple, just how I like it. Such an amazing value to get this huge burrito plate at an affordable price. I literally felt like laying down after eating this.

Manana’s Mexican Food

Tasty order of rolled tacos from Manana’s in Ramona, CA!

Old Town Mexican Cafe

Outstanding shrimp ceviche tostada at OTMC in Old Town San Diego! Also the enchiladas here are so fatty you only need one. Definitely among the oldest and most popular restaurants in San Diego’s historic Old Town, OTMC never disappoints.

Mariscos Mar Azul

This is NOT an April Fool’s joke! Yes, I ate seafood in Yuma and it was outstanding! Mariscos Mar Azul is one of my new favorite restaurants in Arizona’s southwest region. The place is kind of trippy. The instant I walked in I could tell immediately it used to be a Chinese restaurant. Why waste time redecorating when you should be focused on cranking out excellent Mexican seafood dishes, right? Never experienced a place like this in SoCal. Anyway, this garlic shrimp dish was just delicious. Served with a side of rice and salad. Can’t wait to go back next time I’m rolling though AZ.

Hacienda Casa Blanca

Outstanding wet burrito lunch special at Hacienda Casa Blanca in El Cajon, CA! 😅

Miguel’s Cocina

Outstanding machaca con huevos at Miguel’s in Coronado!

Casa de Pico

In business since 1971, Casa de Pico is a SoCal institution! Beginning in Old Town San Diego, they eventually moved to La Mesa in 2005. The atmosphere at their Grossmont Center location is simply stunning! Reminiscent of the spirit of their original Old Town location. It’s a fun, festive environment with vivid colors, hand-painted artwork, wrought iron chandeliers, etc. Food is outstanding, too! I enjoyed one of their signature dishes called “Senor Pico”. Beautifully grilled, thin-sliced carne asada with a taco and cheese enchilada.

Rancho Viejo Mexican Food

Excellent Carne Asada Quesadilla at the new Rancho Viejo Mexican Food in Rancho Bernardo. Sometimes I just like a simple CAQ! Rancho Viejo packs a punch with theres… You won’t be hungry for a while. It’s made simply with a generous amount of good carne asada and a fairly conservative amount of cheese. Some places I go to the grease just streams out when you pick it up. All down your hands and arms and everything. Not here. This is a decent, no frills carne asada quesadilla served on a foam plate.

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