841 W 19th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Two weekends ago I had a 24-hour period where I ended up at an unprecedented five Mexican restaurants. One was a restaurant I had just barely heard about and one thing I'd heard about it is that hardly anyone has heard about it. The other thing I heard about it is that one of the main guys who runs it is a world champion pizza dough tosser. So of course I had to go. No pizza dough was tossed (and there didn't appear to be anything like pizza on the menu) but I did get a good chorizo torta and a fresa licuado (strawberry milkshake) while mi madré got a sweet tamale (turned out to be strawberry flavored itself with some raisins in it) and a quesadilla on a tortilla she said tasted like it was made of Cream of Wheat. The setting is very much for the locals but the employees were very friendly and they had some picturesque paintings on the walls.
Actual satellite photograph
Strawberry tamale and quesadilla
Ride 'em, cowboy! er, cowchile
I hope those vegetables are vegetarians
The visit went pretty quick and was part of a frenzied marathon of Mexican restaurant sampling but I think I can safely give it a three and a half Speedy Gonzales rating for now: