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Que Ricos!

katkoupai Mar 15, 2007 06:14 PM

I had the tres tacos (carne asada) plate, plus fresh papaya agua for about 5 or 6 dollars. I thought it was pretty good.

712 N. Vermont Avenue
(near the 101 fwy exit: Vermont)

Does anyone else like this place? Is there a better alternative in the same area?

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  1. rednyellow RE: katkoupai Mar 15, 2007 07:07 PM

    In that neighborhood, go to El Gran Burrito on Santa Monica Blvd just west of Vermont. It is only a couple short blocks away and much better.

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    1. re: rednyellow
      katkoupai RE: rednyellow Mar 15, 2007 07:26 PM

      Thank you. :)

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      Burger Boy RE: katkoupai Mar 15, 2007 08:35 PM

      Try El Gran Burrito or Tacos Delta!

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        katkoupai RE: Burger Boy Mar 15, 2007 08:36 PM

        Thanks. I will. :)

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        Bandini RE: katkoupai Mar 15, 2007 08:57 PM

        I had an unfortunate incident at this Que Ricos

        I agree with rednyellow and burger boy. El Gran is much better.

        but if you want the best tacos in that area and it's after 7:30pm head to the El Matador taco truck at the corner of western and lexington (1174 N Western Ave)


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          katkoupai RE: Bandini Mar 15, 2007 10:07 PM

          I read your review on your blog, Bandini. I really like your blog, by the way, and the pics (so many tacos!)

          The food I had at Que Ricos on Vermont today was pretty good. I can't say it was the best, but I liked it. I also really like that they make their agua frescas. You can't always find that at other places. I have tried their melon and their papaya aqua frescas so far. Prefer the melon. I wonder if their horchata is real or powdered.

          Problem is, I'm not in the area at night (only for work), so I'll miss the El Matador taco truck. :( I can check out El Gran Burrito, though.

          Thanks, to all, for the info. I will reference this info for future lunch time eating. :)

        2. Das Ubergeek RE: katkoupai Mar 15, 2007 09:00 PM

          I used to live near the Que Ricos on Victory near Coldwater Canyon in North Hol...er... Valley Glen. It was just "OK" -- the wet burritos were the things to get there -- but it was always overshadowed by Carnitas Michoacan, which had better food (except wet burritos) and easier access from my house.

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            katkoupai RE: Das Ubergeek Mar 15, 2007 10:10 PM

            I was trying to decide if I liked Que Ricos better or El Indio Azteca (my old standby In Northridge). I liked the flavor of the food at El Indio Azteca better, but they didn't have the salsa bar or the aqua frescas. If I could find a place that has the salsa bar, the aqua frescas AND the good carne asada (close to home or work), I wiould be very happy. :)

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              Dogbite Williams RE: Das Ubergeek Mar 15, 2007 10:14 PM

              I got the chicken mole once at Que Ricos. It was horrible.

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                katkoupai RE: Dogbite Williams Mar 15, 2007 10:28 PM

                Really? Thanks for the input. I rarely order mole, but this is good to know. :)

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                  Das Ubergeek RE: Dogbite Williams Mar 16, 2007 08:09 AM

                  There's no poblanos or oaxaquenos in the kitchen -- I only order mole at places that seem to specialise in it.

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