RobBaylor-01November already! The stores in the states are putting up Christmas things! I’m not ready. Seems they get a little carried away, but they have to sell, sell, sell.
In some of my past articles I have mentioned that my wife Nancy and I have made it a practice to check out new restaurants and find the hidden ones that are good. Not that I have experienced any bad ones in the 5 years we have been here. We live in Playa Bonita RV Park and visit with a lot of people that come and go and some that stay here. They will ask “do we know of a good place to eat” and of course the first thing I ask is “what kind of food do you want”?
There are so many that I would have to write for a year to list them and I wouldn’t get all of them. We have not had a problem eating in any of them. The local Health Department checks them pretty close.
One of the small places we love to go to is Chino’s Place. It is located on Aldama (Calle 22) 1 1/2 blocks west of Josefa Dominguez. The California Tacos are huge and good. Watch out for the red sauce in the small bowl because it is hot! If you buy three California tacos you get a fourth one free. I can eat 1 1/2 and we take the rest home to cut up and put in scrambled eggs for breakfast. They open at 7 p.m., so we go about 7:30 so they have time to set up. It is about $12 for two people and you can bring your own beverage. The young couple that own the place are very nice and work extra hard to please you.
Another place is South Side Jillz located at the West end of Calle 13. We go there when it is hot to sit on her outside patio which is huge, there is always a breeze to cool you off. She made a good choice when she opened last winter and hired an excellent cook. Good food and cold beer! I like my food and beer and you can tell that when you see me. She advertises “Fun and games way beyond the legal limit”. Casually hip, always fun”. She has horseshoe pits and tournaments every Monday at 1:00 pm. Open to all. She has pool tables, ping pong, Bocci balls and more. Salsa band on Thursday night and Country Western band starting at 5 p.m. on Sundays along with her BBQ rib dinner which starts at 3 p.m. I heard it is fantastic and Nancy and I are going there today and see. She is open at 12:00 p.m., 7 days a week. She plans to have Karaoke starting soon.
There are drink and food specials every day as well as 2 for Tuesdays.
Check out both of these places. You won’t be disappointed.
See you there or be square!!!