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Saturday, January 10, 2015

La Casa Brito

La Casa Brito
6618 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 891-7513

Listing at Cortera Business Directory

Listing at What's Good Here?

Official Site(?)

View in Google Maps

(This is an "only-photos-first" post, done quickly to get photos up and a new entry on the blog, with the expectation that text may be added later. Guest reviews can also be added to this entry and each published one will be paid $10.)


Street Sign

Exterior

Menu

Menu

Interior

Chips and Salsa

Chile Relleno


Pollo en Mole

Chili Verde Omelette

Flan

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Monday, December 29, 2014

State of the Blog

If I judge my calendar correctly and my memory serves me well then it was 9 years ago today that I first posted to this blog. A lot has happened since then. I've had many great meals at many places, and maybe a few so-so meals. I've been graciously invited to many events and have got to know my way around the county better and have gotten to know a lot of people. And I've taken thousands of photos. Oh, and because of this blog I have started an effort to bring back the Naugles chain.

There isn't the same attention given to personal food blogs now as there used to be. Most of that attention has shifted to the Yelp juggernaut. But that doesn't change the fact that I am still on a mission to try all the Mexican food in the county that I can. That will still be happening and I'll still be taking photos, tweeting a lot of them, posting most to flickr, mentioning some on the Facebook page, and posting to the blog from time to time. The posts now will have more of an emphasis on photos and less of a focus on writing, which will make this blog what it was originally intended to be: a photo record of my quest. I still offer and pay $10 for each published guest review, so if you want to write up a place let me know. Amazingly, nine years into this there are still so many places I want to try and so many places I want to get back to. It's like the horizon keeps stretching out ahead of me, and that's a good thing. Thanks for joining me on this journey.

Here's a photo of the carnitas platter I got from George's Mexican Food in Huntington Beach at lunchtime today:


Carnitas Platter

Friday, November 21, 2014

La Poblana/El Fogon

La Poblana
1228 E Edinger Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(657) 622-3020

Official Site (May Change)

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El Fogon was one of the Mexican places I ate at right before starting this blog. And then it took me almost 9 years to go back. Nothing against it; there's just a lot of places to go. So I go a couple months ago and it's still El Fogon; then I go two days and it's become La Poblana. But it uses the same menus as before, except that now the menus have blue tape over the name and over some of the prior menu items. It may be run by the same people as before, because at least one employee seemed to have been there on my prior visit. If anyone knows, please leave a comment.


Front Entrance

Menu

Molcajete de Aves

Front of Business Card

Chips & Beans & Salsa

Chicken Pozole Verde

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Taco de Ojo

Taco de Ojo Sports Cantina
7811 Edinger Ave #110
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 892-3852

Listing at Super Pages

Listing at Urbanspoon

Official Site

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(This is an "only-photos-first" post, done quickly to get photos up and a new entry on the blog, with the expectation that text may be added later. Guest reviews can also be added to this entry and each published one will be paid $10.)


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Old Phonebook Listings

Went to Huntington Beach Central Library recently and looked through old yellow pages from the 70's and 80's and it was interesting to see listings for Mexican restaurants that were around back then (some are still around). Leave a comment if you remember any of the now-defunct ones:

Don Jose's


Don Jose's

Sancho's Restaurant


Sancho's Restaurant

La Fiesta Grande


La Fiesta Grande

Acapulco


Acapulco Mexican Restaurant

Senior Diego's


Senior Diego's

Tijuana Willie's


Tijuana Willie's

Lechuga's


Lechuga's

The Hacienda


The Hacienda

Sombrero Street


Sombrero Street

Casa Maria


Casa Maria

Mañana


Manana Mexican Restaurant

Burrito Hut


Burrito Hut

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tacos Mexico

Tacos Mexico
2102 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 754-4064

Listing at Superpages

Listing at MapQuest

Official Site

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(This is an "only-photos-first" post, done quickly to get photos up and a new entry on the blog, with the expectation that text may be added later. Guest reviews can also be added to this entry and each published one will be paid $10.)


Tacos Mexico - Exterior

Menu Board

Tacos

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Del Real Foods Giveaway #2

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Winner Announcement

October 16, 2014: We have a winner! The drawing was held today (basically me putting all the entrants names on little slips of paper and one of my roommates pulling one blindly out of a bag) and Lauren L. of Tustin was the lucky winner. Congratulations to Lauren; your prize package from Del Real Foods is on its way.


It's time for another contest. Del Real Foods recently sent me a package of some of their stuff to try and they have agreed to send a gift package to the lucky winner of this contest. To enter, simply e-mail reviews@ocmexfood.com with the subject line "Del Real Foods Giveaway #2". You have until October 15th to enter. On October 16th I will draw the lucky winner and notify them by e-mail. If you are the winner you can then give me your mailing address which I will have Del Real send the prize package to.


Here's a couple videos posted earlier today to their YouTube channel:



And my Del Real Foods slideshow (click here if it doesn't show up in your browser):


About Del Real Foods:

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in California, Del Real Foods is a family business committed to preserving the rich gastronomy and traditions of Central Mexico. Designed to satisfy all palates and promote healthy eating, Del Real Foods refrigerated products offer authentic taste, using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients and cooked with traditional methods for an enhanced dining experience among family and friends.

Del Real Foods refrigerated products include carnitas, barbacoa, tamales, seasoned shredded beef, shredded chicken and more.

Del Real Foods products are based on the following pillars:

  • Authenticity: the family strives to create deliciously simple products based on traditional recipes infused with Mexican culture and bold colors. Prepared in an industrial, home kitchen, the products will provide comfort and familiarity.
  • Healthy People: cooked with a safe open-kettle method, the products are made with the freshest, ingredients, most of which are locally sourced. Once prepared, they are ready to enjoy. The products are also gluten free and do not contain any trans fats.
  • Healthy planet and better communities: the company has adopted sustainable initiatives including wastewater management and recycling to help the environment. Del Real Foods has also sponsored local sporting events and made donations to local communities to contribute to their improvement.

For more information, visit: delrealfoods.com