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Benitas Fritas???

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AteTooMuch Jun 2, 2008 04:17 PM

I remember going to Santa Monica in great anticipation of going to Benitas Fritas and getting a bunch of fries and a bunch of dips and just munching out!

Does anyone have any french fry places like that? been searching to no avail....how I miss them great fries...

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  1. Chowpatty RE: AteTooMuch Jun 2, 2008 04:30 PM

    Not really. But the Oinkster's fries with garlic mayonaise can be pretty good when they're still hot.

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      kevin RE: Chowpatty Jun 2, 2008 09:39 PM

      There was a place in Long Beach that happened to do Belgian fries a while back. And Benita's Frites has been gone from the Promenade for the better part of a decade. It set up shop for a couple years at the Universal City and then closed after a while altogether.

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        RoachCoach RE: Chowpatty Jun 3, 2008 08:18 AM

        order them well done though!

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          AteTooMuch RE: Chowpatty Jun 3, 2008 10:53 AM

          ya, oinksters is good...really good... but was hoping someone knew of a "specialty" place.

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          silence9 RE: AteTooMuch Jun 3, 2008 10:59 AM

          Hi... On a good day, the fries at Skooby's (in Hollywood) can aspire to that laudable spudly summit that was Benitas. On a bad day, not so much. A quick prayer to the tuber gods can't hurt, if ya go...

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            AteTooMuch RE: silence9 Jun 3, 2008 08:28 PM

            Ima gonna sheck it out! I will pray to Lord Tuber for his blessing!

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            chowchow12345678 RE: AteTooMuch Jun 3, 2008 01:34 PM

            Sorry that I don't have any leads for you, but I'm glad to hear someone else who loved their fries as much I did, I thought Benitas Fritas' were the absolute best fries ever.

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              Rizza RE: AteTooMuch Jun 3, 2008 02:04 PM

              North End in Manhattan Beach has fries with several different dipping sauces. Do not confuse with North End in Hermosa Beach - very different experiences.

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                Servorg RE: Rizza Jun 4, 2008 06:23 AM

                Looked at the menu and this is a definite stop the next time I am in the area. Their breakfast menu also looked interesting (The Eggs from Hell seemed like they would "wake up" my taste buds for sure). Thanks for the heads up.

                Side Fry with 1 dipping sauce
                3.75
                Regular Fry with 2 dipping sauces
                5.50
                Large Fry with 3 dipping sauces
                7.00
                Dipping Sauces
                Bbq
                Chipotle Mojo
                Creole Mojo
                Creole Mustard
                Horseradish
                Ranch
                Wasabi Mojo
                Red Mojo

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                  AteTooMuch RE: Servorg Jun 4, 2008 06:05 PM

                  I am so there! i'll let ya know what we think!

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                    Servorg RE: AteTooMuch Jun 4, 2008 06:10 PM

                    All thanks to Rizza for the recommendation.

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                      Rizza RE: Servorg Jun 4, 2008 07:30 PM

                      You're welcome...can't wait to hear what you think.

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                        kevin RE: Rizza Jun 4, 2008 08:33 PM

                        Just remember closed on mon and tues. and also closed for dinner so probably about 7 or 8am until 3pm.

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                  Diana RE: Rizza Jun 4, 2008 06:39 AM

                  looks like a plausible sub for Benitas...but do they have mayo dipping sauces, too?

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                    Rizza RE: Diana Jun 4, 2008 09:51 AM

                    I am sorry to say that I have not actually tried the fries...I just knew they had them. The mojo sauces may be mayo based. I've actually had breakfast a few times. Very good, and really good lattes in huge cups.

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                      Foodandwine RE: Rizza Jun 9, 2008 05:52 PM

                      Its just down the block from me. I eat lunch there from time to time. I would not consider it a destination place for fries. But there solid..

                3. mermy RE: AteTooMuch Jun 9, 2008 04:57 PM

                  The last place that I went to was Hollywood Fries near UCLA. Danny Glover owned it the last time I was there and I actually met him once at Benitas Fritas on 3rd street when they were still around. It's been awhile so you might want to google it and see if Hollywood Fries is still around. :)

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                    Mattapoisett in LA RE: mermy Jun 9, 2008 05:41 PM

                    Nope it's gone for a couple of years now. I never actually got to go but that was a place mentioned when I cam about 6 years ago.

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