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I'm Geographically Undone!/La Habra

weckst Jul 18, 2008 09:22 PM

We're going to La Habra around brunch time on Sunday -- any suggestions on a brunch spot, or good mid-day breakfast'lunch spot nearby? I'm totally out of my "chow" element in that area!

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  1. Servorg RE: weckst Jul 19, 2008 04:13 AM

    You will be right in the backyard of some of the absolutely best fish tacos in all of the Southern California area: Taco Nazo


    1. notmartha RE: weckst Jul 19, 2008 08:29 PM

      I will second Taco Nazo. Try the shrimp tacos as well - I think they are even better than the fish!

      Another place to consider if you want more breakfast stuff is Cilantro's Tacos, at the border of Whittier and La Habra on Whittier Blvd. They have egg dishes and tacos, and mexican coffee during weekend mornings.

      Both are really casual, humble, nothing fancy places.

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        Das Ubergeek RE: notmartha Jul 20, 2008 09:04 PM

        Agree on the Taco Nazo suggestion. You could also go to the Cat and the Custard Cup, or stop in for sandwiches at Claro's...

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          love2eat RE: Das Ubergeek Jul 20, 2008 10:42 PM

          There is an El Cholo next door to the Cat and the Custard Cup. Actually The Cat is owned by the El Cholo chain. El Cholo isn't for everyone though. It's that gloopy type of inauthentic Mexican food which I personally love. Their margaritas are really good too. I love the combo plates with shredded beef taco, cheese enchilada, rice, and beans covered in melted cheese. YUM!

          If you aren't into gloopy Mexican chains there is a family-owned gloopy Mexican place called Senor Campos. I haven't been there in years but it was your typical combinacion plates with rice and beans type of place. Family pictures decorate the dining room and there used to be this old guy that would set up an electric guitar and some type of sampler hooked up to an amp and play Bossa-Nova type songs in the vein of Antonio Carlos Jobim. He was no Jobim but enjoyable none the less. Attached to the restaurant is a bar called Tilly's Lounge. It's all very seventies and kitchy. I used to love the place.

          Also, up Harbor over the hill into Rowland Heights at Colima (about a 5-10 min drive) you have Kyochon Korean Fried Chicken, BCD Tofu House, and numerous other Korean and Chinese eats.

          1. re: love2eat
            Das Ubergeek RE: love2eat Jul 21, 2008 02:32 PM

            I wouldn't recommend El Cholo, but Cat and the Custard Cup is decent.

      2. love2eat RE: weckst Jul 20, 2008 09:40 PM

        I love the Chicken Box for broasted chicken! Casual spot with a few tables. Avoid the potatoes though!

        Chicken Box-Broasted Chicken
        330 E Whittier Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631

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