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After almost two months of Redding chowhounding, here's what I have to report:

Recommended:

Buz's Crab--great whole crab, seafood, and a homey atmosphere. also has a fresh fish market and you can buy crab to go, which is much cheaper and very tasty
Fat Burrito--not a promising name, but used to be a restaurant called Mi Pueblito, and has the best and most authentic tacos and huaraches in town. a very limited menu but great carne asada tacos and al pastor tacos and the huaraches are very nice
Nipa's--nice thai restaurant with spicy food and a range of entrees. good drunken noodles and a not-too-sweet red curry, plus authentic thai dishes like larb
Maritime--upscale ($20/plate) restaurant with outstanding fish dishes and an elegant atmosphere
San Francisco Deli--good sandwiches and some treats on Friday

Good but not Great:

Fat Daddy's--fairly new BBQ place, good chicken and reasonable pulled pork
El Mariachi's--Mexican place with authentic dishes including a red mole and some other more traditional Mexican fare
Taqueria Los Gordos--most popular place with Mexican community in Redding, was not overwhelmed with their tacos, but maybe i just got the wrong things
Vintage--wine bar with decent food, appetizers and desserts better than the entrees, which lacked a little something for how much they cost
Sakura Sushi and Kampai Sushi--nice little Japanese/sushi restaurants
Senor Rosas--Fresh but not always consistent Cal-Mex

Less Recommended:
Thai Cafe--underspiced thai food and much less inspiring than Nipa's
La Cabana--somewhat uninspiring Mexican food, although with some authentic dishes
Teriyaki House--bad rice bowls

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