Insatiable Girl

CITY OF INDUSTRY: Rubio’s

Posted in food, los angeles, restaurants by sue on December 20, 2010

www.rubios.com
17525 Colima Road
City of Industry, CA 91748
626-964-9852

Price: Cheap
Rating: Decent
Directions: Drive
Reservations: Unnecessary

Maybe it’s because I haven’t had this in ages and I hyped myself up or maybe it’s because I’m now older and my tastebuds have changed, but Rubio’s isn’t nearly as good as I remember. The fish taco was drowning in sauce and the corn taco shell just tasted bland. Their guac had no kick. And do not get their lobster taco, folks. The only thing going for this place was the guy who worked the register; he was really nice.

I’m disappointed. I’ll have to make my way out to a Wahoo’s soon; hopefully that will be as good as I remember. I’ll try not to expect too much though.

(By the way, I always thought this area was considered Rowland Heights or still part of Hacienda Heights. I’m shocked it’s City of Industry. I pulled the address from Rubio’s website.)

NEW YORK: Vamos

Posted in food, new york, restaurants by sue on March 22, 2010

348 1st Ave, New York, NY 10010
212 358 7800

PRICE: Pricey normally, but the Monday deal is worth it!
RATING: Love it.
DIRECTIONS: L to 1st Ave
RESERVATIONS: You don’t need them.
MUST GET: hard shell chicken tacos

Good enough for me to go two Mondays in a row. The best way to take advantage of this deal is to come with friends and share some tacos. My favorites are their grilled fish, skirt steak, fried shrimp, and hard shell chicken. Going any other day is just not worth it since a regular plate of 3 is $14-$20.

I love street fairs.

Posted in food, Uncategorized by sue on March 21, 2010

A taco from a mexican stand at a street fair near Washington square park made my day. It was just like the kind I used to get back in the days of weekend trips to Mexico with my parents– steak, raw onions, and cilantro on a corn tortilla. Yum.

When’s the next street fair??

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