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Friday, November 17, 2006

Super Mex - The UnReview

Date of Visit: November 13, 2006
Super Mex
19684 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 964-1828

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Super Mex - Exterior

Here's the review that proves that doing a restaurant review requires plenty of concentration, psyching yourself up to focus on and pay attention to the task at hand, and forcing your social life to take a backseat to your amateur food blogging endeavors. I did none of those things on this visit. There was so much going on with the crowd that concentration flew out the window and focus on food dissipated into and mingled with the cold night fog. I could hardly even pay attention to the menu to figure out what to order and ended up just ordering a large bowl of albondigas soup while playing Hangman with the kid next to me on the back of her kids menu with the crayons provided (those crayons break way too easily). In addition to myself, Marissa, Avalon, Kobe, Cashel, Holly, Kim, Mike (the self-proclaimed "wannabe Mexican gearhead"), David Martin, Andrea, Ian, and a few others were there. We utilized the outside seating and put five tables together in an 'L' shape. We were even visited by a kid dressed as Batman (not joking, he was just too elusive for my camera) who was not part of our group. When I checked the photos on my camera the next night I saw how random they really were.

Super Mex - Kids Menu

One of the signatures of Super Mex is the fact that you make your own chips by "chipping" off segments from a deep-fried whole corn tortilla. In fact, this is how tortilla chips originally came about. They weren't always molded by machines into neat triangles, circles, or rectangles . . . or bowls for that matter.

Super Mex - Tortillas for Chips

Super Mex does score some points for having Orange Bang! to drink.

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I'm going to withhold rating Super Mex until I can do a proper review. Another angle on Super Mex can be read at the New Diner blog.


Anonymous said...

This is my favorite Mexican Restaurant. There is one in Irvine off of Culver and the 5 Frwy that is very nice. I think they have the best salsa and chicken tacos around. Usually order the #7 with chicken and carnitas tacos. They also have good enchiladas.

elmomonster said...

Hey Christian,

Did you know that Taco Rosa is taking over the Koo Koo Roo at the Irvine Marketplace on Jamboree?

The banner is up and the prospects for good Mexican in Northpark just got a lot sunnier.

ChristianZ said...

Hmm, I didn't know exactly what spot they would be in over there. Think I will drive by soon and check it out. That'll be great when it opens.

elmomonster said...


It's a great spot actually, within view of the traffic on Jamboree. When you come up, you won't be able to miss it!

Anonymous said...

FYI, the supermex on Culver was closed recently for 3 days due to a cockroach infestation...

Anonymous said...

Try the shredded beef taco or their carnitas. I really enjoy those dishes. The albondigas soup isn't my favorite there though. Super Mex is one of our favorites though. Love the blog!