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    Recommend Food Eateries

    Based off of a very short exchange with Chez...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    I'm partial to Del Taco when in Cali... if we're talking chain...I know I know, but the one on Pico Blvd in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood of West LA is spot on...


    if we're talking independent, quick serve I gotta go with


    Roberto's in Del Mar


    Lilly's in Santa Barbara
    I thought that we should have a thread (I don't think there is one already) where we all list our favorite Food Eateries from taco trucks to fast food to full on fine dining.

    Just title your post with the type of cuisine you are recommending and the area that it is in... that way if you ever travel there you are set up for a successful eating experience.



    Mexican Food

    Huntington Beach CA - Supermex
    Costa Mesa CA - Taco Mesa
    Sebastopol CA - Martha's
    Wellington, NZ - The Flying Burrito Brothers

    Both small mom and pop kinda places with just a couple of locations... these are the ones that I go to and the are freaking amazing. Taco Mesa is just about the best but Martha's might take it. Crazy good.

    There are, of course, some good chains that are not on the same level... but are consistent.

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    Newport Beach CA - El Torito Car and Grill
    Huntington Beach CA - Wahoo's Fish Tacos

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    Re: Recommend Food Eateries

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Based off of a very short exchange with Chez...



    I thought that we should have a thread (I don't think there is one already) where we all list our favorite Food Eateries from taco trucks to fast food to full on fine dining.

    Just title your post with the type of cuisine you are recommending and the area that it is in... that way if you ever travel there you are set up for a successful eating experience.



    Mexican Food

    Huntington Beach CA - Supermex
    Costa Mesa CA - Taco Mesa
    Sebastopol CA - Martha's
    Wellington, NZ - The Flying Burrito Brothers

    Both small mom and pop kinda places with just a couple of locations... these are the ones that I go to and the are freaking amazing. Taco Mesa is just about the best but Martha's might take it. Crazy good.

    There are, of course, some good chains that are not on the same level... but are consistent.

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    Newport Beach CA - El Torito Car and Grill
    Huntington Beach CA - Wahoo's Fish Tacos
    Probably will be moving out near Costa Mesa within the next year or so. I will have to try it out!

    As far as reccomendations, if you ever in Western NY, get a garbage plate. It may sound weird, but its pretty great.

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    Re: Recommend Food Eateries

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Based off of a very short exchange with Chez...



    I thought that we should have a thread (I don't think there is one already) where we all list our favorite Food Eateries from taco trucks to fast food to full on fine dining.

    Just title your post with the type of cuisine you are recommending and the area that it is in... that way if you ever travel there you are set up for a successful eating experience.



    Mexican Food

    Huntington Beach CA - Supermex
    Costa Mesa CA - Taco Mesa
    Sebastopol CA - Martha's
    Wellington, NZ - The Flying Burrito Brothers

    Both small mom and pop kinda places with just a couple of locations... these are the ones that I go to and the are freaking amazing. Taco Mesa is just about the best but Martha's might take it. Crazy good.

    There are, of course, some good chains that are not on the same level... but are consistent.

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    Newport Beach CA - El Torito Car and Grill
    Huntington Beach CA - Wahoo's Fish Tacos
    LOL El Torito's? What they serve isnt even real Mexican food.

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    Re: Recommend Food Eateries

    There used to a chain in the DC area, long ago, “Little Tavern.” When I first became aware of them, they were serving small hamburger/cheese burgers “by the bag.” The hamburgers were a nickel. The only other things they had was coffee, maybe hot dog and pie. Wimpy would have been right at home here. Up north, I think “White Castle” is a similar outfit.

    Anyway a few months back I was at a “Hooters” and decided on the “sliders” from the appetizer menu. They come in chicken and burger varieties. The burger one are reminiscent of the “Little Tavern” fare.
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    Re: Recommend Food Eateries

    I expected this:

    The 101 Best Restaurants in America

    rather than belly bombers, tacos and garbage "clog the arteries" plates.

    I should have known better.

    Gods know how I miss Capsuto Frere with its French Corsican foods and El Faro for the best Spanish food in this hemisphere. Both Tribeca institutions shuttered by 9/11 from long before Tribeca was coined for the lower west side of Manhattan. The Cassoulet at Capsuto Frere, made with 6 different beans, venison, Andalusian sausage, duck confit, spices, herbs and other unknown assorted goodies fed 4 for 2 hours of dining and sent each home with a doggie bag. Chicken Villa Roy at El Faro, chicken simmered and floating in an oniony cream sauce, lightly breaded, gold on the plate surrounded by saffron rice could not be more exquisite, and their seafood Paellas, fed families for more than a century.

    The unknown Pizza shop, with no name, a hole in the wall, has had a minimum two block long waiting line for a single slice for 28 years regardless of weather. Located on a side street with no name in East NY Brooklyn, it is open 24/7. People of every ethnicity and age wait peacefully together on line, sharing wines, vodkas, grappa, beers, whatever, as they wait for the moment, silently munching as they walk away with the prize. 1 slice, dripping olive oil, smothered in buffalo mozzarella, a touch of spicy tomato gravy under the cheese, thick crusted and paper thin dough, 1/4 of a 20" pie. Divine.

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    Re: Recommend Food Eateries

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    LOL El Torito's? What they serve isnt even real Mexican food.
    https://www.eltorito.com/

    I said El Torito BAR AND GRILL...

    https://www.etgrill.com/

    ...and yes, it is good. Not the best but worth trying and easier to find for a traveller, hence the recommendation.

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