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Monday, August 20, 2012

Disneyland Nachos



We have so much information on Mexican food at Disneyland that we can't even fit it all into one entry. Follow these links to learn more:

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Disney's California Adventure

Downtown Disney

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When I first started this blog I had the goal in mind of reviewing every single Mexican restaurant in Orange County. As time went on that goal seemed harder and harder to attain. While I'm still working at it I have also set some smaller goals. One of them is to try all the Mexican food at the Disneyland Resort. At first I thought that just meant eating at the three Mexican restaurants on the property, but then I found out it would entail more than that since Mexican food can be found at Disneyland that is not available in just the three three Mexican restaurants there.

Then I got the idea of having the goal of trying all the different nachos at the resort. This seems to be an attainable goal, so here are pictures of different nachos you can get while visiting Walt's world:

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This spot is an adjunct of the Grand California Hotel that rests between Downtown Disney and Disney's California Adventure. It is primarily for hotel guests but anyone can go to it. I believe you can have your nachos topped with chicken or beef.

Tortilla Jo's Taqueria

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While nachos are not a super authentic Mexican food item Tortilla Jo's Taqueria is a much more authentic Mexican place overall than you would expect to find at Disneyland. I mean, they even have Jarritos and aguas frescas, and they make your tacos for you right in front of you. Or burritos, if that floats your boat. Here I got some carnitas nachos that beat out the other nachos shown here.

ElecTRONica Truck

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This truck may not even be around anymore but if you see it you can get regular cheese nachos with jalapeños or chicken nachos with the works. I just had to show it here because a TRON truck with nachos? Yeah, that's a unique concept. I think the jalapeños were supposed to be reminiscent of the glowing discs seen in the TRON movies.

Avalon Cove Bar

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If you can find this bar behind King Triton's restaurant at California Adventure then you can order up some lobster nachos. Of the bunch, these nachos are most definitely meant to be shared as finger foods with probably 3-4 people, not as an entree for one. And don't be concerned that you'll be eating Sebastian from The Little Mermaid. Sebastian was a crab, not a lobster, despite looking like a lobster/crab hybrid.

ESPN Zone

Zone Queso Chips

Okay, ESPN Zone also has nachos and I think they used to call them nachos but now they call them Zone Queso Chips (or Queso Zone Chips?).

Are there any nachos available anywhere at Disneyland that I'm missing? If so, please leave a comment and let me know.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Crossroads at House of Blues



Crossroads at House of Blues
@ Downtown Disney
1530 S Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 520–2334

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Tortilla Jo's - Review #4



Tortilla Jo's Taqueria
@ Downtown Disney
1510 S Disneyland Dr, Bldg. A
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 535-5000

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VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: This review (Tortilla Jo's - Review #4) is only of their takeout window. We also have reviews of their sitdown service. CLICK HERE for our complete Tortilla Jo's coverage.

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The takeout window at Tortilla Jo's at Downtown Disney has recently undergone a complete remodel and menu overhaul. It is much more authentic than it used to be (although it wasn't entirely inauthentic before), in fact surprisingly more authentic than I ever imagined something on Disney's premises could be. They've got carnitas tacos:

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Aguas frescas and Jarritos:

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And more:

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Burritos are made as you order them, Chipotle-style. Here my veggie burrito is getting made:

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Saturday, May 09, 2009

Storyteller's Cafe


Storyteller's Cafe
1600 S Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 778-6600

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After having covered all the specifically Mexican restaurants at the Disneyland Resort (click here and just keep scrolling down to read the complete coverage) I am now searching out restaurants there that are not Mexican but have Mexican items on their menus. The Storyteller's Cafe is part of the Grand Californian Hotel and can be accessed from Downtown Disney as well as from Disney's California Adventure. According to its official site, "The story-telling tradition is saluted [at Storyteller's Cafe] in beautiful period murals depicting tall tales set in early California. The food harkens [sic] back to a simpler time with hearty home-style favorites dominating the menu." The cafe is almost hidden in this large hotel but is right by the pool area and a couple other restaurants. Ask around or follow the signs if you are having trouble finding it. Make reservations or expect a wait since a lot of people seem to like this place.

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The only Mexican item I could find on their menu was a quesadilla but it was one of the best quesadillas I've ever had. Cooked to a perfect crisp on the outside (longtime readers of this blog may know I don't like when quesadillas are greasy on the outside) so that it's easy and clean to pick up and eat, with seasoned and shredded chicken breast, melted cheese inside (might've been Jack cheese), and strips of mild Anaheim (yes, Anaheim) peppers inside. The salsa it came with was average but the guacamole was above average, being a chunky, flavorful blend of avocados, onions, tomatoes, and spices. The quesadilla itself is $8.59 and well worth it and I am looking forward to trying one again. It proved that a quesadilla doesn't need to be drippy and greasy to be packed with a full, robust flavor. Just wish it was more easily accessible.

UPDATE (May 11, 2009):

Went back today and got the quesadilla but also got the carne asada entree for lunch:

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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Tortilla Jo's Restaurant Week 2008



IMPORTANT NOTE! Google keeps sending people to this page when they search for information on this restaurant, but CLICK HERE for an even better, more informative link.

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From February 3 - 8 Tortilla Jo's at Downtown Disney will be participating in a Restaurant Week featuring items not on their regular menu:

Lunch

First course
Baby mixed greens with tomato, crispy tortilla strips and cilantro ranch dressing
Entrée
Tender braised shredded pork, pumpkin seed avocado mayo with crisp iceberg lettuce, sliced tomato and red onion on a traditional Mexican talera roll, served with sweet potato chips and chayote-apple salad
Dessert
Mexican brownie served with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce


Dinner

First course

Mexican chopped salad with honey-lime dressing
Romaine lettuce with avocado, black beans, corn, tomato and queso fresco
Entrée

Grilled Margarita Chicken
Grilled tender chicken breast, marinated with lime, oregano, and 100% Blue Agave Tequila, served with sautéed spinach, black beans, and Salsa Ranchera
Dessert
Coconut flan with Mexican vanilla bean caramel sauce and grated coconut

$22 Lunch; $34 Dinner

Reservations (714) 535-5000



Here's some pictures from my last visit to Tortilla Jo's a couple days ago when I tried the sampler platter and the churros for the first time:


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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Tortilla Jo's - Review #3 (Quick Stop)



Tortilla Jo's
@ Downtown Disney
1510 S Disneyland Dr, Bldg. A
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 535-5000

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Made another quick stop at Downtown Disney recently and made an unplanned visit to Tortilla Jo's for dinner while I was there. It seems like the menu may have been updated since the last time I was there or maybe I was just noticing some items for the first time. One of the items I had my eye on was the Shrimp and Avocado Enchiladas and without even mentioning it that's what my waitress recommended so I went for it. "Three chipotle-marinated shrimp and avocado enchiladas topped with salsa verde, queso fresco, and black bean salsa." Seafood and enchilada fans: make a mental note of these and try them out when you can.



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For dessert I got the flan again and, once again, when you order one flan at Tortilla Jo's you actually get two. This time they were held together by a disc of caramelized, solidified sugar with a cherry and some mint leafs. Flan always makes a good way to finish off a meal of spicy Mexican food.

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Tortilla Jo's at Downtown Disney earns a four "Panchito" rating:

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