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I can always count on Rubio’s for the quintessential fish taco!


Homemade Carne Asada 

Outstanding carne asada from Stater Bros in Ramona!  Their flap meat is consistently excellent.  

Los Amigos

Not the best carne asada burrito in town but definitely the closest!  I can’t think of a more perfect takeout meal when you don’t feel like cooking. 

Plaza Grill 

Loaded Fajita Fries at Barona Casino’s Plaza Grill are just outstanding!  One of the best, most beautiful dishes they make.  One of our new favorite restaurants near Ramona, they also make great clam chowder.  Can’t resist ordering a cup whenever we go!

Tres Taqueria 

Excellent order of rolled tacos at Tres Taqueria in El Cajon! 

Mi Casa Reveles 

Outstanding order of rolled tacos at Mi Casa Reveles!

La Cocina 

Outstanding breakfast recently from La Cocina! I ordered a machaca plate – served with rice & beans and warm tortillas for $8.50. I would have considered this a fair price if it wasn’t served on a styrofoam plate. Just kidding! In all seriousness, this is a fantastic taco shop that feels like a sit down restaurant. Especially the chips & salsa service which was exceptional this morning. 

If you’ve never had machaca, it’s basically some sort of seasoned shredded beef cooked on the flattop with onions, peppers, tomatoes and eggs. Traditionally a breakfast dish, it can be made into burrito form, or just as a combination plate with tortillas, etc. One of my favorite Mexican dishes. 

This was a big league machaca plate! Definitely in the top 2 or 3 I’ve had in town.

Los Amigos 

One of the better looking orders of rolled tacos I’ve had from Los Amigos.  Usually we get them to go, and the takeout wrap job, plus the drive home tends to leave them looking like a sad sack.  This is one of the reasons I always like to dine in!  

On the Border 

Usually a burrito is the perfect handheld food.  Making it “wet” though takes it to a whole new level at On the Border!  Yes, you have to eat it with a knife and fork.  This flavor and texture combination is just bomb when you blanket the whole thing in a flavorful enchilada sauce.  One of my favorite things to order at OTB. 

Miguel’s Cocina 

Outstanding grilled swordfish tacos at Miguel’s in 4S Ranch!

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