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Nuevo Grill & Cantina

Outstanding lunch recently at Nuevo Grill and Cantina! They have an expansive two page lunch menu that includes seafood favorites. I tried today for the first time their “Langostino Lobster Burro”. If you’re unfamiliar with langostino, it is a Spanish word with different meanings in different areas. In the United States, it is commonly used in the restaurant trade to refer to the meat of the squat lobster, which is neither a true lobster nor a prawn. Squat lobsters are more closely related to porcelain and hermit crabs.

This dish was served in a more conservative lunch portion size, but was still quite filling. The burrito is made with a liberal amount of gently sautéed langostino lobster things, grilled peppers & onions, all rolled into a grande-sized soft flour tortilla. It’s then smothered with a savory ranchero sauce and a generous amount of cheese. Includes rice, beans and a daub of sour cream. All for $11.99.

The langostino looks like, and sort of tastes like lobster. I thought it was very good. I would definitely order this again in any other culinary vessel, to include tacos, enchiladas, omelettes, etc. (Just not on ice cream).

Looking forward to bringing Gail back to Nuevo Girl for the weekend brunch! I’ve lived up the hill for a hundred years and have never been here for brunch. I scoped out the brunch menu today and can’t wait to try the carne asada eggs benedict with complimentary champagne.

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Carnitas Nachos 

Outstanding homemade carnitas Nachos!  

Ramona Cafe 

Ramona Cafe for breakfast recently. I find it hard to resist anything served in a skillet, and this was no exception. Here’s the “Tex-Mex Skillet” for $11.99. Home fried taters with seasoned ground beef, topped with salsa, cheddar and jack cheese, green onions and two eggs. Served with your choice of toast, English muffin or hot biscuit.  

There was really nothing remarkable about this dish. The beef was well seasoned and tasty, I just wish there was more. It was a very conservative amount of beef. It also seems like they were out of green onions. Then again, they were also out of their (much ballyhooed) cinnamon rolls, to Gail’s dismay. The home fries could have used additional cooking time to develop more crisp and color.

Not really a great value for 12 bucks but it filled me well. I don’t think I’ll be hungry for a while. And considering the amount of grease and unknown spice, it’s sitting well in my system. I can’t say that about every restaurant.

On the Border

One of my favorite dishes at OTB is called Ranchiladas!  Flavorful skirt steak with ranchero sauce and jack cheese, two cheese & onion enchiladas with a red child sauce.   Just outstanding!

On the Border

Beef brisket tacos at OTB are bangin’!   Made with crispy onion strings and a spicy jalapeño BBQ sauce.  😭 I could eat these every day!  Well, maybe every Tuesday…

  

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