Outstanding homemade carnitas tacos using our tender, leftover slow cooked pork shoulder!
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.
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.
So, by now you should be aware of the horror that JIB has increased the cost of their two taco deal. Used to only be a buck, now it’s been jacked up 20 cents more! Apparently it’s to cover the cost of all the extra lettuce LOL!
On a recent trip to The Brig we sampled some tasty happy hour fare. The onion rings were excellent, came out hot and crispy. The calamari was a bit sad and limp for a “seafood” restaurant. Quite institutional in fact, coming out in stick form. I’m not gonna sugar coat it! I felt like I ordered them from a bowling alley snack bar. The highlight of the evening was definitely the outstanding tacos made with a generous amount of tender, flavorful braised beef short rib meat.