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Jun 22, 2006 05:49 PM

Semi-annual trek to Corona-Norco

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More like a pilgrimage, really, back to see the family and visit the places where I grew up.

anyhow did a quick scan - looks like there has only been a few posts about the area since my last pilgrimage about a year and a half ago.

Anyhow, I'm hoping to see if anyone has some new, good information on places around. Corona has, I think, a hugely untapped, unexplored mexican scene. At least unexplored on this board. Any one have any faves? I've tried a few... but would love if anyone knows where the best places are. Like, does anyone know if you can find good spit roasted al pastor? (something I miss that is hard to find out East). But even great carnitas, or tlacoyos or fish tacos or anything...

And beyond that, what are some good places to check out? A post in January talked about some Korean BBQ places off of Magnolia? Sounds good... anything else to check out?

I'll be here for about two weeks, so should have some opportunities to try out some new places...

Oh, and as always, I promise to report back...

muchas gracias!?!

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  1. Even though we are so close, we don't get over there, last meal I had in Corona was at Coco's (I know, I know, please don't revoke my 'hound credentials).

    I like Ancho's Grill in Riverside for Mexican, love those warm tortillas right off the tortilla machine.

    We've been meaning to try Owen's Bistro in the old Chino downtown, heard some good things about that place. There is also a 'Q joint we will be checking out in Chino, on Schaeffer, east of Central. It was formerly called Eric's and it was good, haven't been back since it apparently changed hands though.

    Thee is also a hot dog joint in Chino, in a strip center on the north side of Philadelphia, just east of Central that we have been meaning to try. It is next to the billiards joint, so you can get some dogs and then go next door and enjoy some beer on the sidewalk dining area.

    Sorry I can't give you any first hand data, the diet is a real game killer.

    Link: http://www.indefatigable-indolence.or...

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    1. re: Chino Wayne

      Coco's? well, I won't revoke your credentials this time... :)

      yeah, I've been to anchos, but not in like a decade. If I get to Chino, I'll check out one of those places. Hoping to get in a round of golf out there anyhow. The Q joint sounds intriguing.

      On those lines, what is the best place for Q out here in these parts?

      1. re: adamclyde

        I like Joey's on Riverside & East End in Chino. They are from Texas and do beef ribs really well. Sides are also good, and you can saunter out to the "backyard", pull up to the order window, pick-up a few brewskies and listen to a singing cowboy on a summer evening.

        There is a branch of the legendary (on the L.A. board)Woody's in Rancho Cucamonga, on Foothill in the strip center at Rochester.

    2. If you will be in Riverside you absolutely have to have a carne asada burrito at Papi's on Van Buren next to Wienerschnitzel. (5701 Van Buren)Get it "hot" and gorge on the fresh salsas. Also good: Mijo's Tacos in the small strip mall on Magnolia next to Ralph's. (6215 Magnolia)Here you want the handmade corn quesadilla with carnitas. (not flour!)Yummmmmmmy!
      No offense to previous poster, especially since I am brand new to the site, but other than the fresh tortillas, Anchos is overpriced and not as good as all the small Mom and Pop taco places in Riverside. Enjoy!

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      1. re: lgoodwood

        The warm tortillas and cold Mexican beers at Ancho's apparently cloud my judgement. ;-)

        1. re: ChinoWayne

          I know what you mean..I have a friend who just orders beans and rice and then bankrupts the place on tortillas! But seriously, try Papi's (but only on Van Buren):-)