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Where to dine in Ramona, CA

nessy Sep 1, 2010 09:41 PM

Any recommendations on where to dine in Ramona on the way to Julian. I have never found much good to eat in Julian besides pie. Don't care for Jeremy's in Wynola. Any suggestions? Thanks

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    pickypicky Oct 12, 2012 03:22 PM

    OMG. Pepe's is PEPtacular. Thank you, Beach Chick, for saving my life, yet again. We were cruising through Ramona with hangovers from a friend's birthday overnight in Temecula, and when I searched for a place in Ramona, you and your Pepe's reco popped up. Great tacos: cesina (?) and carnitas; man had lengua. But it was the salsas that cleared my head.

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    1. re: pickypicky
      Beach Chick Oct 13, 2012 07:23 AM

      LOL...glad I 'saved your life again' picky...I have that effect.. ; )

      It's a super dive but the tacos are so good and their homemade salsas are super hot and super good.

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      eatemup Sep 4, 2010 06:46 AM

      The Cheers burger is outstanding. Otherwise it is pretty much mexican food.

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        Beach Chick Sep 5, 2010 07:50 AM

        Best damn burger in SD..

        Have you tried the tacos at Pepe's Produce in the old Pizza Hut on Main...outstanding street tacos and they have a griddle with stools and kick ass salsa too!

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          eatemup Sep 5, 2010 08:09 AM

          I have not but will soon. Thanks for the tip.

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            Beach Chick Sep 5, 2010 08:14 AM

            I had a neighborhood party in August and they catered it with 2 types of meats (carne asada & chicken) beans, rice, flour/corn tort's along with 3 salsas, chips and chopped onions, cilantro...all for $5 per person..it was HUGE hit.
            They also have lingua, cabeza too.

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              eatemup Sep 5, 2010 08:33 AM

              That's a key buy. I take it that did not include anyone to serve.

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                Beach Chick Sep 5, 2010 08:51 AM

                No service..that is based on 3-4 tacos pp and they provided the large tins and it was 'family style' which worked out great.
                With a couple of cases of Pacifico's and you've got yourself one hell of a party..
                ; )

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                cstr Sep 5, 2010 01:12 PM

                Now there's a deal $5.00 pp, was this a CH block party? Mail person must have lost my invite, probably Fakey's too...so unreliable these days, and you also had chilled Pacifico's.... man please don't tell us you played the drums or I may spirial in to a deep depression!

        2. Fake Name Sep 2, 2010 06:05 AM

          I have a policy of not targeting places for nasty grams- it's simply too easy to do, and typically is a function of the writer wishing to boost themselves at the expense of a the business owner.

          I bring up my personal policy when I mention The Amerient cafe. Here's my review:

          Thank you.

          Amerient Restaurant
          668 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065

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            Beach Chick Sep 2, 2010 07:06 AM

            You have really been in that place Fakey?
            Doesn't it boost it food style as, Armenian, Chinese American with a Cajun flair?
            ; )

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              nessy Sep 2, 2010 07:38 AM

              Who said anything nasty? I read chowhound regularly looking for restaurant recommendations around Julian, and Jeremy's came up quite frequently, I was just trying to save people time in recommending it. I didn't say anything nasty about it, which could THEN, possibly, I guess, maybe, be construed as "boosting myself at the expense of the owner", who I dont know. I just said the restaurant was not my personal preference.
              Thanks, Beach Chick, for the ideas. We'll give them a try!

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                Fake Name Sep 2, 2010 08:31 AM

                Easy- it was not about you at all.

                I'm sorry I miscommunicated- if you were offended, please forgive. I was hoping to keep you from venturing into a place that LOOKS cute on the outside. I found nothing you posted in the least bit negative.

          2. Beach Chick Sep 1, 2010 09:57 PM

            Are you heading up to the grape stomping Festa this Saturday at Menghini Winery?
            Couple of great places in the greater Ramona area..
            Cheers, for one of the best burgers in town..they just won that title.
            Also, I catered a party a couple of weeks and wrote a post about the excellent street tacos in an old Pizza Hut called Pepe's on Main Street.
            They have a griddle with stools..it's a produce place with a taco shop inside.
            Excellent carne asada, carnitas, cabeza, lingua, and cheese avo for me.
            907 Main Street, Ramona, CA (760) 788-1391

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