Felt the need to give a shout out to Carolina's --newish Mexican restaurant on Monte Vista (next to Bailey's on the Beach). This is Mexican Food like I used to get in San Diego (and I've been missing).
Food is inexpensive, service is friendly, ambience --not so much. But great place to stop and grab food to go.
I've only had the Rolled Tacos w/ guacamole, a Quesadilla, and the Carne Asada burrito-- which I've gone back for a couple of times.
Looks good, I want to give them a try. But, in all seriousness, you also have to get the Carne Asada Burrito from Cesar's. He came from the Albertos on 30th and University in Dago....16 years ago. That item was my culinary savior in this town!
BTW, have you ever heard of Guacamaya? You can get it at el Mezquite on San Peedro south of Central - the best hot sauce to put on Mexican food
cesar's is on the southeast corner of san mateo & lomas.
don't expect much - speaking as a bay area boy who also lived in LA for 10 years, i was really disappointed. the carna asada burrito had flavors and textures that were just odd and frankly, kinda revolting.
is that the Mexican / Greek place?
and speaking of LA... just gotta say, KING TACO
King Taco sucks. So many better places. One of my favorites is Lupe's which was a block down the road from the King Taco on 3rd Street.
Edit: Ok KT doesn't suck. It's just ok. Like I said there are a lot of other places that are much better.
not was; is a truck @ garfield & olympic.
bet i'm making you homesick now....