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Dec 27, 2008 08:21 AM

SoCal to Orlando roadtrip on I-10--Good Eats??

SoCal native leaving 12/29 for Orlando on my first long road trip to start first real job after college!!!

Traveling on I-10 through Phoenix, El Paso, San Antonio(New Years Eve), Lafayette, New Orleans(3 nights), Destin & Orlando (arrive 1/7/08) and everything in between.

Please help with recs for quality, local, unique eats of any kind. I want to experience the full flavor of my trip but I'm on a starving student's budget so low price, super good taste is the goal!!

I'll be checking in daily from the road so please keep those ideas coming until the 7th.

Wish me luck!!!

P.S. Anyone know of any cool, FREE brewery, winery, factory type tours along the way???

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  1. If I were making the trip I would stop at Guedo's Taco Shop in Chandler, AZ. Good, cheap Mexican within a couple of miles of I-10.

    Guedo's Taco Shop‎
    71 E Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ‎
    (480) 899-7841‎

    1. H & H Car Wash in El Paso, TX
      (701 E. Yandell Dr, El Paso, TX
      At Ochoa St. North of I-10, exit Cotton St. (20)

      I know, I know, it sounds bizarre, but, trust me, you won't be sorry. This oddball hole-in-the-wall has been providing c-h-e-a-p and delicious Mexican food for many years. It is nothing to look at but you'll eat well. (not to name drop, but after a food conference in 199?, several of us took Julia Child there and she loved it)

      I've only had breakfasts and lunches there so don't even know if they serve dinner ......

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      1. re: Sherri

        blew & sherri,

        great tips....I'm going to hit them both. I've heard good things about the Car Wash from other sources as well.

        thanks again