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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Contodo Mexican Grill

UPDATE: Contodo Mexican Grill has closed down. CLICK HERE for our complete list of restaurant reviews and links to each one.

Contodo Mexican Grill
970-C North Tustin St
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 289-9101
(714) 289-9103 FAX

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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."

UPDATE

Made it there for lunch so here's some photos:

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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.

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Did you get here from Google? Google is good at getting people to this site but is not good at showing people how much information this blog really has. Scroll up a little bit and click on "Show Help Panel" and it will lead you to way more information than just this one review. Or CLICK HERE to be taken to our list of over 200 Mexican restaurants reviewed so far. It may be hard to believe but this one entry here on Contodo Mexican Grill is only the tip of the iceberg at this site.


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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.

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Carne Asada, birria, and chicken tacos

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.

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Other Contodo reviews:

Eat in OC

Fast Food Maven

OC Weekly

Did you get here from Google? Google is good at getting people to this site but is not good at showing people how much information this blog really has. Scroll up a little bit and click on "Show Help Panel" and it will lead you to way more information than just this one review. Or CLICK HERE to be taken to our list of over 200 Mexican restaurants reviewed so far. It may be hard to believe but this one entry here on Contodo Mexican Grill is only the tip of the iceberg at this site.

10 comments:

elmomonster said...

Dude, you're fast! I am posting about this tomorrow on Stick a Fork In It! Thanks for linking back to my blog. I'm going to mention you in my SaFII post.

DanGarion said...

They are right around the corner from me. Haven't made it there yet. They are in the location that previously housed Charo Chicken.

ChristianZ said...

I thought I was going to go for lunch tomorrow but I think it's going to end up being today.

melissa said...

So they serve 4 meats, 5 ways. Hm. How were the tacos Christian?

ChristianZ said...

Had just enough time to add in the pictures before having to leave for a few hours. Adding in some more text now.

Anonymous said...

It's extremely delicious, I've been there multiple times now. I love it!

ChristianZ said...

Great. I'm looking forward to going back.

DanGarion said...

Contodo is my goto mexican place since it's just about the closest mexican to me that I like (actually Taco's Jalisco is a bit closer). If my wife is picking up dinner from Taco Bell she gets me Contodo instead.

ChristianZ said...

We should try to meet there some Friday for lunch.

DanGarion said...

Sounds cool to me. Saturdays are my easiest days, unless I have something I'm actually doing (like this Saturday I'm going to play softball).