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Best Mexican food in/near Eagle Rock

teri Feb 7, 2007 02:59 PM

I'm looking for the best neighborhood places - looking to drive 10/15 minutes tops. Anywhere that delivers would be great to know about, too. Thanks in advance!

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    oro3030 Feb 7, 2007 04:06 PM

    Forget Eagle Rock, just go next door to Highland Park where the world is your (authentic, regional) Mexican oyster.

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      Lachyky Feb 7, 2007 03:23 PM

      What kind of Mexican food?

      For Americanized, almost Tex-Mex style, Jerry's Mexican in the CVS/Super A plaza is good

      For sort-of Americanized but better than a chain restaurant Mexican, El Arco Iris on York just past the Big Lots

      I've heard good things about La Fuente in the minimall just west of Eagle Rock on Colorado

      Rambo's taco truck south of York on the east side of Eagle Rock is good. Leo's, the one next to it, is OK too. I also like the La Estrella truck on the north side of York -- can't remember the cross street but it's around the Big Lots I think.

      Senor Fish has good seafood dishes but sometimes is hit-or-miss

      For cheap and homemade, Elvira's is ok. It's on Colorado by the Check n Go

      Can't recommend Juanita's on Eagle Rock and Ave. 42, but only because their health dept. scores have been terrible. Food might be good but I'm not willing to test my stomach's tolerance.

      Taco Spot on Colorado is "yuppie Mexican" with a more healthy flair. Expensive, though.

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      1. re: Lachyky
        PurpleTeeth Feb 8, 2007 09:52 AM

        In my opinion the best things at Senor Fish are the Scallop Taco & the fish Ceviche. Other stuff is good but as you say hit and miss. Those two never fail to please.

        1. re: PurpleTeeth
          Chowpatty Feb 8, 2007 09:57 AM

          I think the fish tacos are pretty consistent too, and agree about the ceviche.
          And of course La Cabanita, mentioned in a several recent threads, is not far in Montrose.

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