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Estrada Mexican restaurant, Daly City

OldTimer Dec 15, 2007 02:57 PM

Many years ago, we always stopped at Estrada when driving north from the airport. Is it still there? Do they still serve that fantastic "hot salad"?

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  1. Melanie Wong RE: OldTimer Dec 15, 2007 03:28 PM

    Here's the Place link . . . now who's had the sizzling salad lately?

    Estrada's Mexican Restaurant
    7440 Mission St, Daly City, CA 94014

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    1. re: Melanie Wong
      OldTimer RE: Melanie Wong Dec 16, 2007 10:16 AM

      Before posting I checked the online menu...no hot salad. I was wondering if some nouveau Mexican bought the place, and modernized the recipe. I have never seen the "hot salad" (tostado with hot vinegar) anywhere else. Since it is somewhat out of the way, it may have simply lost its appeal.

      1. re: OldTimer
        Melanie Wong RE: OldTimer Dec 16, 2007 10:34 AM

        Sometimes dishes like that which don't travel well aren't listed on online to-go menus. There are current references to this salad elsewhere on the web. The macaroni on the side also seems to be a trademark. If you check directly with the restaurant about this, please do let us know.

        1. re: OldTimer
          Sharuf RE: OldTimer Dec 17, 2007 11:02 PM

          It's been years, but their "must order" dish was called "tostada compuesta" way back when.

          1. re: Sharuf
            Melanie Wong RE: Sharuf Dec 19, 2007 09:39 AM

            Looking at some recipes online for tostada compuesta, that does seem to be the dish made with vinaigrette sizzling on the plate.

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        ML8000 RE: OldTimer Dec 16, 2007 10:36 AM

        I always thought Estrada's was known for their fried chicken which was/is pretty good. Do they still serve it or has it been taken over?

        Any way, interesting place from a historical perspective. It was originally built and run to accommodate people going to and from the near by cemeteries.

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          Nancy Berry RE: OldTimer Dec 18, 2007 09:47 AM

          According to http://www.allmenus.com/menus/55205/E... they still serve the fried chicken and the tostada compuesto. There's no mention of a "hot" salad, but salad IS served with meals.

          1. Melanie Wong RE: OldTimer Dec 8, 2012 09:52 PM

            A recent post on the Calif board asked about Estrada's tostada compuesta,

            Anyone been to Estrada's in Colma (Daly City) lately?

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