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Burritos/Tacos in Westlake/Thousand Oaks

Well, nothing is going to compare to what you can get in central LA, but I grew up eating the carne asada burrito at Manny's on Avenida de los Arboles.

There's a surprisingly good Salvadorean place on TO Blvd. called La Carreta which might very well be better than any of the Mexican places in TO.

Aug 06, 2010
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México Eats: Polanco and Condesa?

I noticed that the clientele at upscale restaurants for dinner was mostly foreign. I would definitely recommend that you try to make lunch your main meal of the day.

Apr 19, 2007
quincyc in Mexico

México Eats: Polanco and Condesa?

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it!

Apr 19, 2007
quincyc in Mexico

Argentian Restaurants?

Try Mercado Buenos Aires. Here's a review:

http://www.laweekly.com/eat+drink/cou...

Apr 18, 2007
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

Camarillo, or cities adjacent, restaurants

There's a family-run Puerto Rican restaurant in Camarillo called Cafe Azucar.

Apr 10, 2007
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Report on J&J on Valley and Sin Ba La

The lion's head meatballs at J&J are quite good. In case you don't know, they are big pork and tofu meatballs braised with napa cabbage. One of my favorite dishes, in fact.

Quincy

Mar 30, 2007
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

Il Cono Baby Yogurt vs Pinkberry on Huntley

Well, I loved Pinkberry the first time I tried it. The one I go to (on Sawtelle) does not have an icey or granular texture at all.

Mar 27, 2007
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

México Eats: Polanco and Condesa?

It was a few doors down from "Bistro Rojo", which Google says is located at Av. Amsterdam 70. La Rauxa is not on Av. Amsterdam itself but on one of the intersecting streets (Bistro Rojo is on the corner of Amsterdam and whatever street La Rauxa is located on).

Mar 26, 2007
quincyc in Mexico

Little Malaysia Review

I too am curious. Who makes the best coconut curry laksa?

Mar 23, 2007
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

Something sushi-ish going into the Cisco space on Westlake Blvd. in the Conejo?

I've thought about opening a pho restaurant, but recently that's been supplanted by the dream of opening a Pinkberry in TO or Westlake. A Pinkberry out here would just kill!

BTW, SauceSupreme, there used to be an Asian market in the Crown and Anchor plaza called Egg Roll House. I don't think it did particularly good business, but I'm sure the Asian population in the Conejo Valley is much higher these days.

Mar 23, 2007
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

Something sushi-ish going into the Cisco space on Westlake Blvd. in the Conejo?

Amen! I've mentioned the same thing to a girl I knew who went to one of those churches. There's also the large number of Chinese and Indian people employed by Amgen, which doesn't seem to have translated into dining options either =(.

Mar 23, 2007
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

AWESOME Asian burrito (at Momofuku Ssam)

FYI, ssam are a typical Korean street food, and many Asian countries have burrito-esque foods. But I'm sure Momofuku's are better than most =).

Mar 20, 2007
quincyc in Manhattan

Anyone been to the California Chicken Cafe in Woodland Hills yet?

Apologies. The place I went to is called California Crisp Cafe. No doubt a crappy knock-off.

Mar 20, 2007
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

Anyone been to the California Chicken Cafe in Woodland Hills yet?

Wow, I've only eaten at the one in Westlake Village, and I've found the food to be terrible. I'm puzzles by these positive reviews. Maybe Westlake is just cursed with a particularly bad franchise, or maybe I'm not ordering the right things?

Mar 20, 2007
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

Quiet Sunday Lunch/Brunch Spot Between Woodland Hills and Oxnard

I'll just throw out a few of my favorite places for Sunday lunch: Gorikee in Woodland Hills (Cal-Asian), Ali Baba in Newbury Park (Lebanese), Azucar in Camarillo (Puerto Rican). All three should be quiet on Sunday.

Mar 20, 2007
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

Something sushi-ish going into the Cisco space on Westlake Blvd. in the Conejo?

The nearest Asian grocery stores are probably a Korean Supermarket and a Ranch 99. Both are about a 30 minute drive from Thousand Oaks. Pretty close as far as LA goes =).

Mar 20, 2007
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

Ethnic Asian Food in Thousand Oaks

I'm Chinese, and IMO there is precisely one good Chinese restaurant in the area: Sesame Inn in Newbury Park. There's also an Indian grocery store on Thousand Oaks Blvd that has a hot steam table with food, which is easily the best option for Indian food in the area. For anything else Asian, the Valley isn't too far away.

Mar 20, 2007
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

Best Conejo Valley restaurants?

There's a few pricey options in Westlake Village (Tuscany, Onyx, the restaurants at the Landing). You can also try Gorikee in Woodland Hills.

Mar 20, 2007
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

Something sushi-ish going into the Cisco space on Westlake Blvd. in the Conejo?

SauceSupreme, have you ever been to P6 for lunch? I've only had dinner at P6 once (disappointing) but it is my favorite place for lunch in the area. You seem to dine in the Conejo Valley quite a bit, and I would like to hear your (and others) opinion of it.

I'll add that I agree with you on Cafe Provencal. I eat regularly at P&L Burger (their fried zuchini is wonderful, but the rest of their food is somewhat mediocre) and Crown and Anchor satisfies my (rare) cravings for pub food.

My other favorites in the Conejo Valley are Ali Baba in Newbury Park (Lebanese), an Indian grocery store with a steam table for hot foods (by FAR the most authentic Indian food in the Conejo Valley), and Char Fasl in Agoura (Persian).

Mar 19, 2007
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

México Eats: Polanco and Condesa?

Just got back from my first trip to Mexico City. My favorite dining experience was a lunch at La Rauxa, in Colonia Condesa. I get the feeling it is quite a new restaurant, so I'm trying to help spread the word. My friend and I didn't intend to eat there, but we were both charmed when the chef came out to explain the specials to us in person when we inquired about the menu.

The restaurant only has six tables or so, and the kitchen is almost in arm's reach of the diners. Lunch consisted of bread (along with a chili-laden butter), beverage, tomato-basil soup, salad, entree (we both chose a white fish on a bed of cactus with a guava sauce and a lasagna-esque stack of pasta, potatoes, cheese, and tomatoes), and dessert with espresso for ~$70 or $80 pesos. For the dessert, I chose a pudding of some sort. I liked it quite a bit, but I was completely won over when the chef revealed that it was made with celery and Roquefort cheese with slices of strawberry (apparently adapted from a panna cotta dish served at the Fat Duck in England).

I didn't eat at enough fine dining establishments to know how La Rauxa stacks up against other places in Mexico City, but I left completely satisfied with both the food and the extremely reasonable price.

Unfortunately, I lost the business card with the address of the restaurant.

Mar 19, 2007
quincyc in Mexico

Good Persian food (Cherry Rice) in the SFV?

Their lunch entrees come with a choice of salad or lentil soup. The lentil soup (with a squeeze of lime) is awesome.

Mar 01, 2007
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

Good Persian food (Cherry Rice) in the SFV?

I *always* get the cherry rice at Char Fasl, but it's not sour enough!

Feb 28, 2007
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

Westlake/Firefly is Way Too Far

The food at P6 is quite good, at least for lunch. I was underwhelmed with the one dinner I had there, but if you want a "scene" it's probably your best bet. You could also try Chapter 8 in Agoura Hills, a steakhouse from the same owners of P6 that's equally swank.

Feb 16, 2007
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

Romantic Saturday Lunch in Agoura- does it exist?

Unless there's some reason you're limiting yourself to Agoura, there's some restaurants in Westlake that should work and there's the Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas. These suggestions are more for dinner, though. I'm not sure I've been to a restaurant that tried for a romantic atmosphere at lunch.

Jan 06, 2007
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

May Garden-Taiwanese Food

The French cream sauce and the shrimp rangoon do not seem authentic to me. IMHO, dairy products have absolutely no place in Chinese cooking =).

Quincy

Dec 27, 2006
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

vinh loi tofu --vietnamese restaurant and tofu factory

There was a write-up in the LA Times. Here's the link:

http://www.calendarlive.com/dining/cl...

Dec 01, 2006
quincyc in Los Angeles Area

P6 in Westlake Village

I've eaten lunch at P6 three times, but I've ordered the exact same thing all three times (unusual for me). They offer a two-course set menu (either appetizer+entree or entree+dessert) for $15. For appetizer I adore their strawberry summer salad. It's strawberries, cashews, blue cheese, and radichio with a balsamic vinegrette dressing. Favorite... salad... ever.

I typically don't like trendy places, and P6 is about as trendy as the Conejo Valley gets, but I really like eating there for lunch.

Nov 27, 2006
quincyc in Los Angeles Area