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Places We Resolve to Go More Often.....

I had the best meal I've had in a long time...for only $9.99. It was Bacon-Wrapped shrimp stuffed with cheese and served with grilled vegetables, herbed rice, and a lime cream sauce. The bacon was crisp, but the shrimp were tender and sweet, and oozed with cheese at the bite...so delicious! I vow to go there more often; Taco Mesa on 19th Street in Costa Mesa.

Where do you resolve to go to more often?

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  1. I always resolve to go to Vito's more often, but in the meantime next time you go to Taco Mesa get the taco alambre -- OMG.

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek

      Taco Mesa and Taco Rosa are under the same ownership. How do they compare?

      1. re: josephnl

        Taco Mesa is the quick-service place; Taco Rosa is the sit-down and has slightly more upscale food (and much more upscale prices). Taco Rosa has the brunch, too.

    2. Yuca's (not for the tacos, but for the burgers)

      Seafood Village

      Fosselmans'

      Wood Spoon

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Fosselmans ... ummmmmm. Excellent choice.

        1. re: ohdaylay

          Especially the ultra smooth, ultra delicious Taro.

        2. re: ipsedixit

          It drives me crazy that I live walking distance from Yuca's, but I always forget about them when I'm looking for a local lunch. Maybe this weekend ...

          1. re: maxzook

            If I lived within "walking distance" of Yuca's I might end up not being able to walk after a few days ...

        3. Metro Cafe
          Raku
          Inaka Seafood Gourmet
          SinBaLa
          Meals by Genet
          Urasawa

          mrhooks can you get me into Totoraku?

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          1. re: J.L.

            Was at Metro Cafe a week ago for dinner. They are still on the top of their game.

            1. re: bulavinaka

              was there for dinner last friday.
              the food was flawless, but the bread, which had always been exceptional was soft (like maybe it had been microwaved?). the gummy bread ruiined the great bread/ajvar combo.

              1. re: westsidegal

                Sorry to hear about the bread - always look forward to it even more so because of the ajvar. Hopefully it was a fluke. With their track record, I am confident it was.

                1. re: bulavinaka

                  the bread was a fluke. i went back again last friday and they were back to serving delicious bread.
                  sadly, though, they omitted the roasted peppers that they serve with their burrata starter. i'm hoping that this was just because they ran out late in the evening and not because they've changed the receipe.

                  the place was packed at 9pm and the kitchen and waitstaff was hammered

          2. Angelini Osteria. All my sig other and I do is talk about how great it was - a year ago.

            1. Yuca's (Not for the burgers, ipsedixit, but for the delicately juicy and flavorful, anti-gross cochinita pibil burrito, although I have heard the burgers are great.)

              Glacier Ice Cream (For excellent ice cream scooped into the best waffle cones and cups I've had. Once in a blue moon their machine messes up, and a housemade waffle comes out tough. Just tell them, and they'll replace it.)

              Valentino (One of the best Italian restaurants in the U.S. by my experience and dear to my Italian tongue and heart. I've been going since the Eighties when it was on Lincoln in SM but just don't get over there as often as should be required by law.)