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Camarillo restaurants

Thanks for this one, Hughlipton. I've always wondered about Baron Herzog - think we'll give it a try this Sunday.

Sep 25, 2010
Constancia in Los Angeles Area

Sabor Cocina Mexicana - Thousand Oaks

We thought the food was excellent - definitely a cut above the usual Mexican fare. It was most akin to the Mexico City type restaurants, as opposed to Tex-Mex. The margaritas are the size of your head, and because we had heard they could be watery, we ordered an extra shot of tequila on the side. Truthfully, we hadn't looked at the menu, so we were surprised to find that the drink, with the extra, was $18.00! ($12.00 alone). We decided that we will just ask them to have the bartender to be certain he has added a goodly dose of tequila to the already pricey drink. Other than that, we loved the entire experience. The decor is amazing, and the bar is really a nice place to meet for drinks and chips - not just an "add-on" room.

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Mexico City
2121 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sep 22, 2010
Constancia in Los Angeles Area

Camarillo restaurants

We're looking for a "special" restaurant in the Camarillo area, to take visitors, who will be living there in the near future. Any suggestions?

Sep 22, 2010
Constancia in Los Angeles Area

Burritos/Tacos in Westlake/Thousand Oaks

Los Dos Hermanos on Thousand Oaks Blvd., near Erbes. The BEST "street tacos" we've had in the U.S. (and we lived for a few years in Mexico). Also a fantastic tostada with huge beautifully cooked shrimp. Good margaritas, that pack a whallop. No atmosphere to speak of, but the food is out of this world.

Aug 06, 2010
Constancia in Los Angeles Area

Best and Worst Cooking Shows

They were the BEST! Every once in a while, there will pop up one of their segments - still wonderful.

Dec 30, 2009
Constancia in Food Media & News

chowhound in thousand oaks

Possibly the WORST Mexican food I've ever had. Yes, it's very reasonable, but most Mexican restaurants are. Watery refried beans, overcooked meat, nothing at all traditional about the menu selections. Service is friendly, but that's about it. AND the only drinks available are beer and soft drinks - no margaritas, which to us, is one of the fun additions to a Mexican meal. We much prefer Agave Azul.

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Lupe's Mexican Restaurant
1710 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Nov 18, 2009
Constancia in Los Angeles Area

Tucson - Mexican restaurant?

Thank you SO much! Yes, it was El Charro - just not good at all. I will send the kids your restaurant list and tell them to check them all out, so that the next time we visit them, they'll be able to take us to a really good place!

Sep 20, 2009
Constancia in Southwest

Viana La Place

I'll let you know if I find anything

Sep 20, 2009
Constancia in Home Cooking

Tucson - Mexican restaurant?

Our kids have just moved to Tucson, and they're still trying to find a GREAT Mexican restaurant. One that was recommended (can't remember the name) was notable for its carne seca, and it was probably one of the worst meals any of us has eaten. Meat was way too salty, and the other dinner choices were mediocre, at best. We lived in Mexico for a few years, so we're not unfamiliar with the cooking. The sort of Tex-Mex fare in Tucson is a favorite of ours. I hope to learn of some places recommended by Chowhound readers. Thank you!

Sep 18, 2009
Constancia in Southwest

Viana La Place

I have a cookbook - "Pasta Fresca" by Evan Kleinman & Viana La Place & one entitled "Panini," also by Viana La Place (written in 1994). I wonder whether anyone knows if she has written anything recently. Her recipes are wonderful.

Sep 18, 2009
Constancia in Home Cooking

looking for great restaurants in the Westlake Village area

I agree! Can't believe Leila's is still in business, despite their outstanding food. It's just in such a weird place - you really have to know the little shopping center. I found out about it, as it's close to my hair salon.

Sep 15, 2009
Constancia in Los Angeles Area

looking for great restaurants in the Westlake Village area

And Zagat would be correct, at least in my humble opinion. Very good food - imaginative, nicely presented; good service; friendly staff (but not overly so). We also like Farfalla, in the Westlake Promenade. Westlake is so small, that it's difficult to find anything new. Grill on the Alley is ok - pricey steaks. Ditto, Mastro's. Do you remember the Pacific Dining Car near downtown L.A.?

It was good meeting you guys last night.

Sep 14, 2009
Constancia in Los Angeles Area