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Jun 2, 2008 04:17 PM

Benitas Fritas???

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 I miss them great fries...

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

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    1. re: Chowpatty

      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.

        1. re: Chowpatty

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

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          1. 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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            1. re: silence9

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

            2. 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.

              1. 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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                1. re: Rizza

                  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
                  Regular Fry with 2 dipping sauces
                  Large Fry with 3 dipping sauces
                  Dipping Sauces
                  Chipotle Mojo
                  Creole Mojo
                  Creole Mustard
                  Wasabi Mojo
                  Red Mojo

                  1. re: Servorg

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

                    1. re: AteTooMuch

                      All thanks to Rizza for the recommendation.

                      1. re: Servorg

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

                        1. re: Rizza

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

                  2. re: Rizza

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

                    1. re: Diana

                      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.

                      1. re: Rizza

                        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..