“Let’s go out for Mexican food for breakfast,” my husband suggested yesterday.
I had heard about a good Mexican restaurant in Phoenix from a neighbor. But it was a good 45 minute drive. Seemed a bit much to drive an hour and a half round trip for breakfast.
We talked it over and decided to try something close to home. I looked up all the Mexican restaurants in the area and only one had huevos ranchero (which I order) and machaca (my husband’s order.)
I called and the phone rang and rang. I looked online and saw you could order for pickup. I placed the order and my husband drove to pick it up.
He came back empty-handed and said the restaurant was closed. In the meantime, our daughter had called and I told her we couldn’t find good Mexican food around us.
“Don’t you have a Filiberto’s?” she asked.
She lived in Tempe for one year and had one around the corner from her house.
I found one 15 miles away from us. I called and called. They didn’t answer the phone. We decided to drive and place our order. We didn’t care to eat inside because it smelled funny to us. By the time we got home with our breakfast, more than and hour and a half had passed. We could have driven to the place in Phoenix!
In California we had great Mexican food everywhere. My favorite was El Gallito. I miss it. It closed a few years before we moved. There were many small mom and pop Mexican restaurants and we found several we’d go to all the time after our El Gallito days were over.
I wrote about El Gallito and comfort food HERE.
The breakfast was good, but not great. The eggs, beans and rice were good, but there was no sauce. I’ve never had “dry” huevos rancheros before.
I think we could make a fortune opening a Mexican restaurant in our area.
What’s your go to comfort food? Do you have good Mexican food where you live? What are the best restaurants in your area?