|Contodo Mexican Grill|
970-C North Tustin St
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 289-9103 FAX
Running this site is a job for three or more people but I'm only one person. Just keeping track of all the restaurant openings and closures is a job in and of itself and many of these pass under my radar and therefore go unmentioned. I did just see however a comment on the Monster Munching blog about a new Mexican restaurant opening up in Orange by the same guys that brought us the Baja Fish Tacos chain. It's called Contodo Mexican Grill in the city of Orange and I'm not sure what makes it different from Baja Fish Tacos but I'm going to try to get there on Thursday or Friday and check it out. Their website says they are combining the philosophy of "always fresh and delicious" with the new philosophy of "fast and easy."
UPDATEMade it there for lunch so here's some photos:
The line here works very much like the assembly lines at Subway and Chipotle. You can get burritos or tacos or quesadillas or bowls or salads or tortas with your choice of carne asada, chicken, carnitas, or birria (shredded beef braised in spices) as the meat.
The taco plate comes with three tacos and you can have them on corn or flour tortillas. Going for variety whenever I can I got one on corn and two on flour with a different kind of meat and a different kind of salsa on each, with my favorite being the roasted corn salsa.
I didn't see the shrimp tacos that I love so much from Baja Fish Tacos so I asked and, no they don't have them. Oh, well. My tacos were all good, filled with moist, juicy, tender meat. No fat, just flavor. The main items come without rice and beans but those can be added. A comprehensive order form can be downloaded from their site in PDF format and filled out and faxed in if you want your food ready when you arrive.
Other Contodo reviews:
Eat in OC
Fast Food Maven