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    Dear Guy Who Just Made My Burrito:

    Dear Guy Who Just Made My Burrito:

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    Have you ever been to earth?

    On earth, we use the word “burrito” to describe a tortilla filled with things you eat. Pretty simple stuff, and I’m surprised you at least got that part right. My burrito was, in fact, filled with food. In this, you and I agree and are friends. But this is also where my lifelong hatred begins for you and anyone else whose brain has been repeatedly scrubbed with the same mixture of bleach and Pop Rocks as yours has. Because that should have killed you, but left you around long enough to do what you did to me today. Let me explain:

    You’re an idiot.

    Let me further explain:

    Burritos are eaten from one end to the other. So that means when you assemble a burrito with mother****ing ZONES of ingredients going that direction, you create a disgusting experience for the burrito’s end user. When you make a burrito, you should put the ingredients in layers lengthwise. That way, every bite has AT LEAST A ****ING CHANCE of getting at least two types of ingredients, and there is little chance of becoming almost hopelessly trapped in a goddamned cilantro cavern.
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    That is freaking hilarious, and I totally agree with the ranter. And now I'm craving a Carne Asada Burrito thank-you very much.

    I haven't had a good one for a year and a half since I moved from San Diego.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post

    I haven't had a good one for a year and a half since I moved from San Diego.
    This is what I hear from EVERY person I know who has left San Diego.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    This is what I hear from EVERY person I know who has left San Diego.
    Can ya do a dude a solid and ship some out to me.
    I'm freaking out man, going through withdrawals.
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    whassup with putting lettuce in burritos. Amateur.

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    Man that was some funny shit.
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    At the chain where I get my "burritos," they don't even roll the tortilla up. They kinda just crumple it all up at the middle and hope it stays together. The burritos aren't that good, and their crumpling crap doesn't help either, but at least I can get a bit of every ingredient at once. And the burritos aren't bad either and they're the only semblance of burritos on this side of the mountains.

    But the worst offenders are sandwich makers! They but the bread lengthwise, not even a full cut through, just kinda stick the knife in there, and then they layer in all the ingredients like it's a taco! WTF! If I wanted a taco I wouldn't have ordered a sandwich!

    Now I want a burrito.
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    Dear Guy Who Just Made My Burrito:

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    whassup with putting lettuce in burritos. Amateur.
    Lettuce is always a burrito fail. It's only put in there to take up space that could be filled with something tasty like guacamole or meat.
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    Dear Guy Who Just Made My Burrito:

    Funny stuff.
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    Dang, that was funny!

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    I made some Carne Asada burritos tonight, and yes they were
    good. They best part of Mexican food in San Diego is the Baja
    seafood you can get here. I love a good shrimp burrito and fish
    tacos.

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    Somebody contact Homeland Security. It's obviously an Al Qaeda who made that burrito.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    I made some Carne Asada burritos tonight, and yes they were
    good. They best part of Mexican food in San Diego is the Baja
    seafood you can get here. I love a good shrimp burrito and fish
    tacos.
    John I lived a half a mile from Baja Fresh in Rancho Bernardo. That's probably your closest one from Rancho Penasquitos right? That place is killer. And then two other chain favorites that I don't get out here is Rubios and LaSalsa. Although we do have Wahoo Fish tacos here and there but that place is my least favorite next to any of the aforementioned.

    Have you ever had the fish tacos at the Brigantine? Oh man those are amazing, there's one in Poway and Lamesa. And the best fish tacos in town is in Ocean Beach South Beach Bar & Grill at the end of Newport avenue near the pier. You choose from several fresh caught kinds of fish for your taco's and they grill it up. My favorite was the Sword Fish. And they have a huge selection of beer on tap and bottle from around the world. What better place to go awesome ocean view with bikini clad hotties ecerywhere. Just a kick back place with
    amazing food and drink.

    It's amazing to me that as big as San Diego is
    That there's a taco shop on practically every corner and the majority of those have good food and are busy. I guess that's the perks of living so close to the border. Oh that's another good one Over The Border. We have a couple of those here but I haven't been to one since SD. Plus SD has Mexican restaurants everywhere. I didn't realize how much I enjoyed good Mexican food until I left an area rich in tradition.
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    I could not agree more..
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    This is what I hear from EVERY person I know who has left San Diego.
    can concur - ex-San Diagan
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Rice in a burrito? Just wrong, but you see it everywhere here in California.
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    burritos are the best, could probably live only on them for a while. you can get surprisingly good ones in western mass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    you can get surprisingly good ones in western mass.
    I don't believe you
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    for some reason there is a large hispanic population.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    I don't believe you
    Love this...

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    Very funny!

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    Mexican food out east? My wife is from Pittsburg and had never seen
    Mexican food until coming to San Diego.

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    Is bad Chinese food worse than bad Mexican food? I guess bad Italian is pretty pathetic, but not as offensive as bad Mexican. And the US really doesn't have any "food" that hasn't been influenced by others, so bad American is a bad cheeseburger. Bad Chinese is kind of awful, but doesn't offend me. But bad Mexican food pisses me off. Am I wrong here?

    FYI: It's nearing midnight. I'm on my fourth beer, and the only decent Mexican food I can think of I'd have to drive about 12 hours to get to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    Is bad Chinese food worse than bad Mexican food? I guess bad Italian is pretty pathetic, but not as offensive as bad Mexican. And the US really doesn't have any "food" that hasn't been influenced by others, so bad American is a bad cheeseburger. Bad Chinese is kind of awful, but doesn't offend me. But bad Mexican food pisses me off. Am I wrong here?

    FYI: It's nearing midnight. I'm on my fourth beer, and the only decent Mexican food I can think of I'd have to drive about 12 hours to get to.
    I think bad Chinese is worse than bad Mexican . . . way worse. Even mediocre Mexican can be salvaged with enough hot sauce, but bad Chinese is simply a lost cause.

    The absolute worst, however, is bad sushi. When sushi is bad . . . its REAL bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    I think bad Chinese is worse than bad Mexican . . . way worse. Even mediocre Mexican can be salvaged with enough hot sauce, but bad Chinese is simply a lost cause.

    The absolute worst, however, is bad sushi. When sushi is bad . . . its REAL bad.
    Bad sushi is awful, but I can pretty much tell if I'm going to get bad sushi when I walk in the door. I'm not often fooled with sushi. Please explain specifics that ruin Chinese food for you. Often, with bad Chinese, I just feel like I'm facing a plate of bland goop on top of rice. It's sad, but not enraging. For some reason, I get angry at bad Mexican food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmdrpiffle View Post
    Rice in a burrito? Just wrong, but you see it everywhere here in California.
    I'm going back to Tucson...
    If you're familiar with Tucson, you know Nico's is the place to go for burritos. While they have about 20 different burritos, they do have at least 2 with rice in them. And both are really good. I think those are the only 2 with rice though. They both appear on the "extended" menu and aren't part of the "main" burrito lists.

    Conga burrito - carne asada, beans, rice
    Shrimp burrito - shrimp, rice, pico de gallo

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    I don't believe you
    LOL! That was funny.

    I must say, the Mexican I had just north of LA (Los Pinos) beats anything I've eaten in Tucson. I've never been to San Diego so I can't compare.

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    I had bad pizza in Italy. Vatican City, to be exact. The little crackers they feed you at the big church across the plaza tasted better.

    SO many good Mexican food choices in San Diego. One of my faves is Ranchos in Ocean Beach. Killer mole chicken enchiladas. They also have interesting vegan choices, if you're into that (I'm not).

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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    I had bad pizza in Italy. Vatican City, to be exact. The little crackers they feed you at the big church across the plaza tasted better.

    SO many good Mexican food choices in San Diego. One of my faves is Ranchos in Ocean Beach. Killer
    mole chicken enchiladas. They also have
    interesting vegan choices, if you're into that (I'm
    not).
    I've ate there and I've had that dish. It is amazing with the brown sauce. I was lucky enough that when I moved to San Diego iin 87' I started dating a native San Diegan. I was with her for 10 years
    and she knew every good restaurant an
    everything about San Diego. It's a big city and
    without a local born guide you're missing out on a
    lot. Random walk another favorite right down the
    street from Ranchos is South Beach Bar & Grill I mentioned in my above post. Bar none the best fish tacos in all of San Diego.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I've ate there and I've had that dish. It is amazing with the brown sauce. I was lucky enough that when I moved to San Diego iin 87' I started dating a native San Diegan. I was with her for 10 years
    and she knew every good restaurant an
    everything about San Diego. It's a big city and
    without a local born guide you're missing out on a
    lot. Random walk another favorite right down the
    street from Ranchos is South Beach Bar & Grill I mentioned in my above post. Bar none the best fish tacos in all of San Diego.
    Well I'm not surprised that San Diego has great fish tacos...

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    burritos are the best, could probably live only on them for a while. you can get surprisingly good ones in western mass.
    I don't believe you either.

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    Yes CHUM you've exposed the long suppressed secret of San Diego.
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    Well. Tacos al pastor. Yummy to the max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Well. Tacos al pastor. Yummy to the max.
    I agree I love al pastor, serious YUM! Hey GOB next time you get them order a side of sour cream. The hot spicy with the cool sour cream is amazing.
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    Best carne asada in San Diego is Adalberto's on Rosecrans.

    The burgers at Hodad's in OB are worth the price of a plane ticket . . .

    You'd think that, with illegal immigration & all, the burrito playing field would have been leveled somewhat. Sadly, no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Mac View Post
    Best carne asada in San Diego is Adalberto's on Rosecrans.

    The burgers at Hodad's in OB are worth the price of a plane ticket . . .

    You'd think that, with illegal immigration & all, the burrito playing field would have been leveled somewhat. Sadly, no.
    Oh yeah good old Hodad's for a burger. It's awesome but half of it land's on your lap.
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    I heard you can get good crabs in MA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Oh yeah good old Hodad's for a burger. It's awesome but half of it land's on your lap.
    The awesomeness of a sandwich/burger is directly proportional to the number of napkins necessary for post-food clean-up.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Mac View Post
    Best carne asada in San Diego is Adalberto's on Rosecrans.
    almost all of the ***bertos are great

    I swear though, the ones I'm talking about are some sneaky tax avoiders or something
    you'll see a robertos changed to a juanbertos and it's the same shop w/ same employees
    across town, the converse - a juanbertos changed to a robertos
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    almost all of the ***bertos are great

    I swear though, the ones I'm talking about are some sneaky tax avoiders or something
    you'll see a robertos changed to a juanbertos and it's the same shop w/ same employees
    across town, the converse - a juanbertos changed to a robertos
    The original Robertos has been around San Diego for 30 years or more. They were and are so good they really built up a great reputation. In the early 2000's numerous taco shops opened up with very similar names, just a slight twist on the original name. Why not 90% of the customer base are Americans they won't know the difference. Bullshit once you taste it you know. The original ones are
    amazing while all others don't compare.
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    Robertos use to be my goto for burritos. The tortas were
    to die for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    The original Robertos has been around San Diego for 30 years or more. They were and are so good they really built up a great reputation. In the early 2000's numerous taco shops opened up with very similar names, just a slight twist on the original name. Why not 90% of the customer base are Americans they won't know the difference. Bullshit once you taste it you know. The original ones are
    amazing while all others don't compare.
    I was in SD in the 90's (near all of it) and saw the 'name' changing thing
    There was a old-school robertos off of miramar (closer to the 15) and they ran into some trouble - they filed bankruptcy (IIRC), and then another name (different owner - IN THE FAMILY) was applied to the store (adelbertos if not mistaken) - but same everybody - 'owner' too
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    We have a local dude here (Danbury, CT) who just opened a truck over the summer. Lived out in SD for a long time, moved back, discovered he couldn't find a good burrito.

    So he bought a food truck and started making 'em!

    Freaking awesome ones. He makes a chorizo one that I have extreme food lust for.
    I'm hoping he branches out to tacos. Good god, I hope he does. Trying to describe a good fish taco to a lot of folks around here, they look at you as if you've three heads.

    We've got a lot of good food around me, but not of the Mexican variety. Some decent tex-mex and lots of great various south american stuff, tons of excellent various euro eats. Pretty decent asian/middle eastern/indian. Fantastic pizza!

    My wife makes a very kick-ass green chile stew - the reactions to that are great! Green chile? What the hell is that????
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    Looks like I started a San Diego Mexican food frenzy. I don't mean to downplay Mexican food in other parts of the country but if you haven't spent time in SD then you wouldn't know what we are all talking about.After moving back to Colorado I mention Mexican food here and everything is smothered in green chili sauce and they swear
    it's real authentic Mexican food. I laugh knowing
    you really haven't had authentic mexican food.

    One of the best perks of living in San Diego was the short 45 minute drive to Port Of Nuevo and Rosarito Mexico. Hit up the several famous cantina's on the beach and scarf down on very cheap fresh caught Lobster Carney Asada wrapped up in fresh hot hand made tortillas and Margaritas.YUM!

    Or stay in SD and hit up Old Town a 8 square blocks of just authentic Mexican food restaurants. A must do for anyone visiting San Diego.

    And one of my favorite chains that started in San Diego is Rubios. An american who spent many a day south in Mexico surfing. Became in love with the mexican fish tacos. So he came back to San Diego in 1983' and started Rubios and used traditional mexican recipies.That place is awesome and there is only two in Colorado. One in Denver and one in Boulder. Which I rarely ever visit. But look what I keep getting in my email from all my years of eating there. Every year for a limited time they have Langostino Lobster Burritos and tacos. AMAZING! Check out the photo in my email.
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    Dear Guy Who Just Made My Burrito:

    The ag belt all along I 5 from ca to wa has good Mexican, you snob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steiny View Post
    If you're familiar with Tucson, you know Nico's is the place to go for burritos. While they have about 20 different burritos, they do have at least 2 with rice in them. And both are really good. I think those are the only 2 with rice though. They both appear on the "extended" menu and aren't part of the "main" burrito lists.

    Conga burrito - carne asada, beans, rice
    Shrimp burrito - shrimp, rice, pico de gallo
    Hell's yeah Nico's! Also The Crossroads, down by Tucson Greyhound Park is killer for straight up Sonoran plate lunches.
    It's Tucson...'whole beans and or black beans' are NOT an option!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    The ag belt all along I 5 from ca to wa has good Mexican, you snob.
    Ha,ha love u girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yes CHUM you've exposed the long suppressed secret of San Diego.
    Don't worry DJ, you're not in S.D. anymore so it's OK.

    I love it when girls like to eat tacos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    The ag belt all along I 5 from ca to wa has good Mexican, you snob.
    The weird part is the farther north you get, the further south the style of Mexican food is. San Diego = TJ style. San Fransisco = Mexico city style. I have never understood that.

    I tend to have specific taco shops i hit up for specific dishes.

    Sun Tacos in La Mesa = California burrito (ask for potatoes instead of fries, trust me) or Bandito burrito.

    El Portal in Clairmont = Fish taco plate to die for and an amazing chicken quesidilla.

    Don Bravos in La Jolla = Anything, but sea food is their specialty.

    Cotijas in Clairmont (make sure its the one in Clairmont, the rest suck) = Diablo shrimp burrito and rolled fish tacos (surprisingly good).

    Cazadores in Santee = Really good carne asada, and a damn good fish burrito as well.

    El Cotixan in Clairmont = Best carne asada fries you will ever eat.

    Marieta's (any of them but i like the La Mesa one the best, a sit down restaurant with a bar) = Carne asada plate. MMMMMMMMM so freaking good.

    Emma's in Santee = Great fish tacos, great carne asada chips.

    Las Quatros Milpas in National city = the best tacos in the world.

    Fred's mexican cafe in PB = carne asada eggs benedict. Not kidding. amazing.

    El Rodeo in Ocean beach (literally across the street from South beach bar and grill) = Rodeo cant touch South beach's fish tacos, but the carne asada burritos are the size of a fire log and DAMN good. Talk about hitting the spot after a day of surfing? hell yes!

    I could keep going.... but for some reason i am craving mexican food now. Gotta go. =)

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    Don't worry DJ, you're not in S.D. anymore so it's OK.

    I love it when girls like to eat tacos.
    All this talk of this food has me a hankering for a move back.

    As far as your girl taco comment well I would assume we're talking Carney Asada.
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    Went with Sun Taco (right down the street, cant go wrong) bandito burrito. Carne asada with a chile reino and enchalada sauce in it. mmmmmmmmmmm.

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    Back =)

    Went with Sun Taco (right down the street, cant go wrong) bandito burrito. Carne asada with a chile reino and enchalada sauce in it. mmmmmmmmmmm.
    Dude you live in Lamesa, I used to live right down the street about a half a mile west from Sun Taco on University Ave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    I was in SD in the 90's (near all of it) and saw the 'name' changing thing
    There was a old-school robertos off of miramar (closer to the 15) and they ran into some trouble - they filed bankruptcy (IIRC), and then another name (different owner - IN THE FAMILY) was applied to the store (adelbertos if not mistaken) -
    but same everybody - 'owner' too
    Yeah late 90's early 2000's the name change thing was happening. It sucked because it got to be so confusing trying to find one of the good tasting original Robertos.
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    BigRingGrinde, what the hell happened? Did that big bandito burrito make you fall asleep?

    I used to get the potato burrito with cheese and sour cream. And hot sauce or a Carney Asada bandito burrito with cheese. YUM!

    I guess we were neighbors and never knew it. Small world!
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    Dear Guy Who Just Made My Burrito:

    Can we all agree to ignore the people from the NE chiming in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Can we all agree to ignore the people from the NE chiming in?
    Ha,ha I didn't actually want to say it, so thanks for doing that. And I've done my best to avoid those posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    The ag belt all along I 5 from ca to wa has good Mexican, you snob.
    Nothin like SD though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Can we all agree to ignore the people from the NE chiming in?
    Absolutely NOT! Just because I live there now doesn't mean I grew up there... Grew up in Eugene, ate lots of good Mexican stuff up and down I-5!

    I miss good fish tacos - hard, hard to find here, unless hitting up some of the hole in the wall joints in the cities. The best stuff I've had was on a couple trips to, go figure, Mexico, of all places. Off the side streets, the best cart and wagon cooking EVAR. Not entirely sure from what animals things came from, but they tasted good, so I didn't care.

    Found one place run by an older couple from Mexico that makes some fabulous tacos al pastor. Asked them why I wasn't finding fish tacos - they said it's that most of the Mexican folks settled/working here are not coastal. Bummer. The tradeoff is I get some really fantastic Chilean, Ecudorian, etc. food around here. Good god I love me some chorizo and queso stuffed arepas! And some really good Portuguese food.

    Anyhow, whatever - ya'll out west have really shitty pizza.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Dude you live in Lamesa, I used to live right down the street about a half a mile west from Sun Taco on University Ave.
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    BigRingGrinde, what the hell happened? Did that big bandito burrito make you fall asleep?

    I used to get the potato burrito with cheese and sour cream. And hot sauce or a Carney Asada bandito burrito with cheese. YUM!

    I guess we were neighbors and never knew it. Small world!
    Oh yea, full belly + long work day + going horizontal on couch = knocked the ef out.

    Love the potato burrito. I order that and add ham when i go there for bfast.

    Im about 1-2 miles max from where you lived, behind the drive through Starbucks on Lake Murray. Small world indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    ya'll out west have really shitty pizza.
    So it sounds like you have mexican food, its just really hard to find. We have decent pizza out here, you just have to know where to go. Ill take that trade off, and you can keep the winter. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    So it sounds like you have mexican food, its just really hard to find. We have decent pizza out here, you just have to know where to go. Ill take that trade off, and you can keep the winter. =)
    Oh, see, you had to bring up the winter. Crap. Well, he, yeah, we...also have...worse humidity in the summer... Oh crap. Why did I move here? Oh yeah, the spousal unit...

    As a transplant out here, I actually do miss some deep dish heaped with toppings pizza - that's hard to get (good) out here.

    Yeah, it isn't that you can't get it at all, it's just few and far between for the good places. Some of the best I've had out here has been little whole in the wall places in some little town in BFE. Go figure.

    I think it's a burrito day today!

    At least I have access to way fresher/way cheaper seafood here than when we lived in Colorado. Not that you can't get good stuff there, but it's a helluva lot more expensive. That almost makes up for the lack of good tacos. Makes it easy for when we want to make our own as well - I've got them down now, except not quite happy with my tortillas yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    I've got them down now, except not quite happy with my tortillas yet.
    Sadly, the "secret" ingredient is lard. More than you think you would need. I try to ignore this while eating mexican food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    Oh yea, full belly + long work day + going horizontal on couch = knocked the ef out.

    Love the potato burrito. I order that and add ham when i go there for bfast.

    Im about 1-2 miles max from where you lived, behind the drive through Starbucks on Lake
    Murray. Small world indeed!
    Oh yes I know that drive through well.
    Nice and convenient to Lake Murray where all the ladies go for their walks. And some trails ttat border the walking path.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    Oh, see, you had to bring up the winter. Crap. Well, he, yeah, we...also have...worse humidity in the summer... Oh crap. Why did I move here? Oh yeah, the spousal unit...

    As a transplant out here, I actually do miss some deep dish heaped with toppings pizza - that's hard to get (good) out here.

    Yeah, it isn't that you can't get it at all, it's just few and far between for the good places. Some of the best I've had out here has been little whole in the wall places in some little town in BFE. Go figure.

    I think it's a burrito day today!

    At least I have access to way fresher/way cheaper seafood here than when we lived in Colorado. Not that you can't get good stuff there, but it's a helluva lot more expensive. That almost makes up for the lack of good tacos. Makes it easy for when we want to make our own as well - I've got them down now, except not quite happy with my tortillas yet.
    Seems everything in CO is more expensive to me, except gas and diesel. They don't tax it as much in CO as they do in CA, per gallon.

    Anyone know of any good Mexican food down in Escondido? Thinking I'm gonna be down that way next Wednesday for a beer tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    Oh, see, you had to bring up the winter. Crap. Well, he, yeah, we...also have...worse humidity in the summer... Oh crap. Why did I move here? Oh yeah, the spousal unit...

    As a transplant out here, I actually do miss some deep dish heaped with toppings pizza - that's hard
    to get (good) out here.



    Yeah, it isn't that you can't get it at all, it's just few and far between for the good places. Some of the
    best I've had out here has been little whole in the
    wall places in some little town in BFE. Go figure.
    I think it's a burrito day today!

    At least I have access to way fresher/way cheaper
    seafood here than when we lived in Colorado. Not


    that you can't get good stuff there, but it's a
    helluva lot more expensive. That almost makes up
    for the lack of good tacos. Makes it easy for when
    we want to make our own as well - I've got them
    down now, except not quite happy with my
    tortillas yet.
    Were you referring to Colorado having good
    mexican food. The fact that Colorado Mexican food
    sucks compared to Sn Diego. That is what started
    this whole mexican food debate. I am the one
    guilty of starting this in this thread. I spent some
    time in Colorado after moving threr from N.Y.
    and was. Introduced to Mexican food in Colorado.
    I thought it was amazing. Then after 10 years in
    Colorado I moved to San Diego and spent 25 years
    there.

    Once I tasted San Diego Mexico food there's no
    comparison. It's the best in the country. Having
    been up and down the California coast and New
    Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and the north west. San
    Diegos Mexican food just kicks butt on all others.
    Don't get me wrong there is plenty of good south
    west dishes but that is a different taste. And many
    of the food that is being passed off as authentic
    Mexican food does taste good. But it's not the
    same as what you get throughout San Diego.

    Of course there is going to be a sporadic taco shop or Mexican restaurant anywhere in the country that's going to get it right. Believe me I wish I could find one in Colorado. But I'm talking SD as a whole there's just nothing like it.


    Colorado as well as others have this green chili
    smothering traditional. Although it is tasty in it's
    own right it's not the authentic mexican tradition.
    Sorry to all that feel I'm coming off as a snob about
    San Diego Mexican food but those that have spent
    time there would agree. Anyway my move from.
    San Diego back to Colorado a year or so ago
    prompted this mexican food debate. This thread
    kills me every time I open it I'm craving S.D.
    Mexican food as bad as a drug addict craves a fix. Yes it's that good.
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    Sadly, the "secret" ingredient is lard. More than you think you would need. I try to ignore this while eating mexican food.
    BigRing are you a lard lover? It's okay to admit it you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    The weird part is the farther north you get, the further south the style of Mexican food is. San Diego = TJ style. San Fransisco = Mexico city style. I have never understood that.

    I tend to have specific taco shops i hit up for specific dishes.

    Sun Tacos in La Mesa = California burrito (ask for potatoes instead of fries, trust me) or Bandito burrito.

    El Portal in Clairmont = Fish taco plate to die for and an amazing chicken quesidilla.

    Don Bravos in La Jolla = Anything, but sea food is their specialty.

    Cotijas in Clairmont (make sure its the one in Clairmont, the rest suck) = Diablo shrimp burrito and rolled fish tacos (surprisingly good).

    Cazadores in Santee = Really good carne asada, and a damn good fish burrito as well.

    El Cotixan in Clairmont = Best carne asada fries you will ever eat.

    Marieta's (any of them but i like the La Mesa one the best, a sit down restaurant with a bar) = Carne asada plate. MMMMMMMMM so freaking good.

    Emma's in Santee = Great fish tacos, great carne asada chips.

    Las Quatros Milpas in National city = the best tacos in the world.

    Fred's mexican cafe in PB = carne asada eggs benedict. Not kidding. amazing.

    El Rodeo in Ocean beach (literally across the street from South beach bar and grill) = Rodeo cant touch South beach's fish tacos, but the carne asada burritos are the size of a fire log and DAMN good. Talk about hitting the spot after a day of surfing? hell yes!

    I could keep going.... but for some reason i am craving mexican food now. Gotta go. =)
    I've eaten at most of those. Do you remember Diego's in Pacific Beach? The best Carne Asada Burritos in town. And a great night club to boot. There used to be one on Solana Beach as well.
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    Damn DJ, you ARE torturing your self with this thread! Guess i wont tell you what i had for lunch yesterday, that would be mean. Mmmmmm, it was good though.


    Diegos eh? Have not eaten there, with an endorsement like that i will check it out.

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    Good Mexican food in Escondido, any one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    Damn DJ, you ARE torturing your self with this thread! Guess i wont tell you what i had for lunch yesterday, that would be mean. Mmmmmm, it was good though.


    Diegos eh? Have not eaten there, with an
    endorsement like that i will check it out.
    Let me know what was on yesterday's lunch menu I can handle it.

    As far as Diego's they haven't been in business
    since the late ninties. It was a Mexican restaurant /
    night club. A big business place on Garnet in
    Pacifiic Beach. Once the new owners took it over the food sucked. But when it was Diego's it was the best carne asada in town. I forget what the new name is. It's located on Garnet pretty close to the beach. Same side as Denny's and two building east of Denny's. Ring a bell?
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    No good mexican food near me for miles and miles. This thread is really starting to piss me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    No good mexican food near me for miles and miles. This thread is really starting to piss me off.
    Calm down SD I've got my spies on the case if she ever returns my text. When I lived in Rancho Bernardo my X girlfriends son lived in Escondido. And yes there are a few good places up there. One that comes to mind is Jalapinos on Center City Parkway. It's more of a sit-down restaurant than a taco shop. But they have great carne asada and the Guacamole is amazing. There are a couple others once she returns my text I'll let you know.
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    Not very familiar with Escondido, sry. Hop the 78 west and try out Marieta's in oceanside. 485 vandergrift blvd 92057. Sit down restraunt with a bar. Good eats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Calm down SD I've got my spies on the case if she ever returns my text. When I lived in Rancho Bernardo my X girlfriends son lived in Escondido. And yes there are a few good places up there. One that comes to mind is Jalapinos on Center City Parkway. It's more of a sit-down restaurant than a taco shop. But they have great carne asada and the Guacamole is amazing. There are a couple others once she returns my text I'll let you know.
    DJ, I'm in the middle of nowhere on the Oregon Coast. See if your spy has anything on no-man's land Mexican food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinDirt View Post
    BigRing are you a lard lover? It's okay to admit it you know.
    Theres a time and place for everything..... nuff said there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    As far as Diego's they haven't been in business
    since the late ninties. It was a Mexican restaurant /
    night club. A big business place on Garnet in
    Pacifiic Beach. Once the new owners took it over the food sucked.
    Yeah, I remember that place. We referred to it as "Degrado's" after the change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    DJ, I'm in the middle of nowhere on the Oregon Coast. See if your spy has anything on no-man's land Mexican food.
    You asked about Escondido [San Diego] and now your asking about the Oregon coast. Sorry but I got nothing. But I think Kona Dude is your man for that area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    Not very familiar with Escondido, sry. Hop the 78 west and try out Marieta's in oceanside. 485 vandergrift blvd 92057. Sit down restraunt with a bar. Good eats.

    Yes Marietta's is pretty tasty. Although I had a scary moment at the one in La mesa. My girlfriend and I were sitting and drinking Margaritas and enjoying our tasty food. We were almost done eating and a cockroach cruised across the shelf above our table. My girlfriend about had a heart attack. Man did she raise hell as did I just to make her happy. We got our food and drinks comped and never returned. But other than that I would say it's pretty tasty food. And this was around 10 years ago so hopefully they got their act together by now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    Yeah, I remember that place. We referred to it as "Degrado's" after the change.
    Do you agree they had the best Carne Asada burritos in town. And the nightclub attracted the best looking ladies as well.
    So what's the name of it now?
    If you remember that you probably remember "The Improv" famous comedy club that was right next door to it. Unfortunately that place is also no longer there.
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    I don't recall thinking Diego's had the best carne asada in town, only because I didn't really have the discerning palate.

    It's now either PB Bar & Grill or Moondoggies (they're next door to each other).

    And I have been to the Improv plus one or two other comedy clubs in La Jolla (Comedy Store and one other?).

    DJ, you may enjoy this little trip back in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    I don't recall thinking Diego's had the best carne asada in town, only because I didn't really have the discerning palate.

    It's now either PB Bar & Grill or Moondoggies (they're next door to each other).

    And I have been to the Improv plus one or two other comedy clubs in La Jolla (Comedy Store and one other?).



    DJ, you may enjoy this little trip back in time.

    Great memories thank's for that. Quite a few spots I recognise in there. In fact the Improv I was talking about is in that artical. Here I cut and pasted about it from the artical. I've been to the Comedy Store in La Jolla as well.

    THE IMPROVISATION (832 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach): Back in the 1980s, when live comedy had a substantial local following, San Diegans could choose, among a half-dozen or so clubs, two heavyweights: the Comedy Store in La Jolla, and the Improv in P.B. The latter was more formulaic, and its comedians cleaner-mouthed. Richard Lewis, Jon Stewart and Bill Maher all did stand-up here. With its art deco interior, brick wall behind the stage and name acts, it was a solid (if fleetingly successful) franchise.



    THE BACCHANAL (8022 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Kearny Mesa): For 15 years (1976-1991), this dim, low-ceilinged haunt in a drab strip mall was the city's most star-studded concert club. Ray Charles played there. As did Buddy Rich. So did the Beat Farmers, and Joe Cocker, and Oingo Boingo. The Bach, operated by Bob Speth (later of 4th & B downtown ), closed in 1991, briefly reopened a few years later as the New Bacchanal, and by 1996 was gone for good.

    THE BACKDOOR AT SDSU (5500 Campanile Drive): Housed in SDSU's Aztec Center, the Backdoor began as a folk-music venue in the early 1970s before expanding to include concerts – in a spare, intimate setting – by Patti Smith, Tom Waits, the Talking Heads, Bush, Jane's Addiction, Eddie Vedder's pre-Pearl Jam band Bad Radio, and others. Those days, unfortunately, have been over for some time – today, it's mostly used for meetings.




    Also these two I have seen concerts at. I saw the Beat Farmers several times at THE BACCHANAL. A saw a show right before Country Dick Montana the lead singer died on stage in Vancouver. He came out into the audience after the show and I talked to him. I told him I had first seen his show several years earlier in Fort Collins Colorado and he remembered it. He was a local in San Diego and when I worked at Home Depot in the early ninties he came in and I recognized him and helped him. Very nice guy and a tragic end on stage. He stood like 6' 7" and he used to wear a long trench coat cowboy hat and boots on stage. He would lay down on stage and put a bottle of tequila between his boots and chug the whole bottle. Half would just spill all over. But he was qite a showman.


    Heres a link to Country Dick and his death on stage.Country Dick Montana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Heres the Beat Farmers with the late Country Dick Montana. As I said he died on stage in Brithish Columbia of a massive heart attack. Sorry to get off topic, back to burritos and tacos.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/LEZtII8rt_Y?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zWTIoDlMp4Q?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    I use to live in the Bacchanal and Moms Saloon when I was
    young. Boy those were the days. Hey DJ do you remember
    Ledbetter's or Andy's Saloon, they were both beer bars. I
    remember Andy's had happy hour on Friday from 3 to 6, and
    a pitcher of Coors was 50 cents. Also don't forget the Blitz
    Brothers, best bar band ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    I use to live in the Bacchanal and Moms Saloon when I was
    young. Boy those were the days. Hey DJ do you remember
    Ledbetter's or Andy's Saloon, they were both beer bars. I
    remember Andy's had happy hour on Friday from 3 to 6, and
    a pitcher of Coors was 50 cents. Also don't forget the Blitz
    Brothers, best bar band ever.
    Ledbetters and Andy's Saloon, wow both of those names sound familiar. Can't quite recall though, where in SD were they.

    The Blitz Brothers band I remember they played tha Beach Comber in Mission Beach all the time. Also John do you remember The Siers Brothers band. They were a top bar band around SD.
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    I remember the Blitz Brothers & Siers Brothers bands. In fact, I think it was the Siers Bros that were playing when I was hit in the chest with half a drum stick. Just broke off in the drummer's hand. Should've had it autographed.

    They're still playing San Diego bars.

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    Dear Guy Who Just Made My Burrito:

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    DJ, I'm in the middle of nowhere on the Oregon Coast. See if your spy has anything on no-man's land Mexican food.
    I had great Mexican food in a little place in McMinnville. We went there just for that.

    It's out there. I'm sure there's a bunch of places. Go find them and report back. I don't remember places on the coast though but there's gotta be. Bring Kona!

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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    I remember the Blitz Brothers & Siers Brothers bands. In fact, I think it was the Siers Bros that were playing when I was hit in the chest with half a drum stick. Just broke off in the drummer's hand. Should've had it autographed.


    They're still playing
    San Diego bars.

    Ha,ha the drum stick hit you. What bar was that?
    It's amazing they're still playing it's been years. I
    see they're at the Barefoot Bar that place was a good time. Many a drunk time was spent there. Nothing like baking on the beach all day then hitting up the Barefoot full of beach goers. Always a good band playing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    You asked about Escondido [San Diego] and now your asking about the Oregon coast. Sorry but I got nothing. But I think Kona Dude is your man for that area.
    I asked about Escondido.

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    Hey DJ, both of those bars were on El Cajon Blvd. They might have been a little
    before your time, 70's to early 80's is when I was there a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    Hey DJ, both of those bars were on El Cajon Blvd. They might have been a little
    before your time, 70's to early 80's is when I was there a lot.

    Yeah probably but the names sure sound familiar. I didn't move to SD until 87'.

    John your in PQ have you tried Los Primos in Poway. Good Mexican food. There's two in Poway the closest is on Poway Road right next to Home Goods. Excellent bean burritos and El Pastor taco's.

    Oh and Randy sorry about confusing Slow Danger as asking about Escondid when it was you. You did het my post on reccomendations there didn't you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    THE BACCHANAL (8022 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Kearny Mesa): For 15 years (1976-1991), this dim, low-ceilinged haunt in a drab strip mall was the city's most star-studded concert club. Ray Charles played there. As did Buddy Rich. So did the Beat Farmers, and Joe Cocker, and Oingo Boingo. The Bach, operated by Bob Speth (later of 4th & B downtown ), closed in 1991, briefly reopened a few years later as the New Bacchanal, and by 1996 was gone for good.
    HA! The very first band i was ever in, the very first time i was ever on stage was at this place. Fond memories, ty...

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I had great Mexican food in a little place in McMinnville. We went there just for that.

    It's out there. I'm sure there's a bunch of places. Go find them and report back. I don't remember places on the coast though but there's gotta be. Bring Kona!
    If I bring Kona, he's buying. Margaritas too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    If I bring Kona, he's buying. Margaritas too.
    Finally something worthwhile for Kona to contribute to and he's in hibernation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    If I bring Kona, he's buying. Margaritas too.
    You'll have to buy. He just got fired! I bet you can talk him into a blockbuster too. I feel like he's an action movie buff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    You'll have to buy. He just got fired! I bet you can talk him into a blockbuster too. I feel like he's an action movie buff.
    I bet he'd be into this after the movie Slow Danger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yeah probably but the names sure sound familiar. I didn't move to SD until 87'.

    John your in PQ have you tried Los Primos in Poway. Good Mexican food. There's two in Poway the closest is on Poway Road right next to Home Goods. Excellent bean burritos and El Pastor taco's.

    Oh and Randy sorry about confusing Slow Danger as asking about Escondid when it was you. You did het my post on reccomendations there didn't you.
    Noted.

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    This thread makes me want to visit my childhood home (raised in Pacific Beach)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I bet he'd be into this after the movie Slow Danger.
    That would cost him a lot more than tacos and margaritas, Dj. I usually expect homemade tamales or open pit cabrito before I give up that much action. I might even settle for Al Pastor so long as there's some caramelization involved since I haven't had decent Mexican food for so long.

    GOB, if you see this, please note that action flicks are fun to watch alone late at night, but not fit for a dinner date with Kona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    That would cost him a lot more than tacos and margaritas, Dj. I usually expect homemade tamales or open pit cabrito before I give up that much action. I might even settle for Al Pastor so long as there's some caramelization involved since I haven't had decent Mexican food for so long.

    GOB, if you see this, please note that action flicks are fun to watch alone late at night, but not fit for a dinner date with Kona.
    Thanks for describing everything I crave, except for hugging Kona of course.
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    Dear Guy Who Just Made My Burrito:

    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    GOB, if you see this, please note that action flicks are fun to watch alone late at night, but not fit for a dinner date with Kona.
    Really? You don't like to sit in your snugly watching the Notebook? Boo.

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