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Taco Bell 

Recently I had the distinct pleasure of visiting our new Taco Bell! I tried the “Double Stacked Tacos” for only $1 each. You can choose from three varieties. Nacho crunch; cool habanero; or spicy sweet. I got one nacho crunch and one cool habanero. Both were very good, although the cool habanero was the best. I like these better than the regular hardshell crunchy tacos that tend to break up and fall apart. There is a soft flour tortilla adhered to the hardshell by some sort of cheese substance. This made it much easier to eat without the whole thing disintegrating in my hands!

As others have noted, the parking lot is a complete cluster! Knowing this, I parked in the K-Mart lot over by Los Rancheros and made the short walk across the street. I highly recommend parking here during busy times. Easy in & out for sure! Dining area is extremely small and cramped, but I guess that’s the space they had to work with. Overall, happy to have the Bell in town for cheap and tasty eats.

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Rubio’s 

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

Miguel’s Cocina 

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


Carnitas Tacos

Outstanding homemade carnitas tacos using our tender, leftover slow cooked pork shoulder!

Carnitas Tacos 

Outstanding homemade carnitas tacos!  Our slow cooker pork shoulder yields so many amazing meals. 

Carnitas Tacos 

Outstanding homemade carnitas tacos with cotija cheese!

Los Rancheros 

Los Rancheros for breakfast recently! I’ve been wanting to try their so-called “Tacos TJ Style” for some time. Now, back in the day when I used to go to Tijuana, my tacos were more like bacon wrapped hotdogs with mayonnaise. That’s a topic for another post however.Anyway, at Los Rally’s you can get two TJ tacos for $4. There’s a myriad of choices that include carne asada, chicken asada, carnitas, adobada, cabeza, buche (pork stomach), etc.

Unfortunately you can NOT mix & match the proteins. I tried to order two different types and was told by the lady “they had to both be the same meat!” Oh well – I chose two carne asada.

The carne was outstanding! A fairly generous amount too. Corn tortillas were doubled up, hot & fresh tasting. Garnished with pico, cilantro and a daub of guac. Very good – I would go back and get these again.


La Cocina 

Outstanding combination plates at La Cocina in Ramona, CA!  Even if it is served on styrofoam plates.  This place is a local institution that feels more like a sit down Mexican restaurant than a taco shop.  

Carnitas Tacos

Outstanding homemade carnitas tacos with salsa verde and queso fresco! 

Rubio’s 

Outstanding Smoky Oaxacan Shrimp tacos at Rubio’s, a SoCal institution.  Food prepared with delicious, quality ingredients. 

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