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Oct 21, 2005 05:08 PM

Poquito Mas or Baja Fresh? Which is better??

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The boyfriend likes Poquito Mas, I like Baja Fresh. Actually, BF is a helluva lot closer, and I think it tastes the same. When the Mexican craves come on, we war over these two places. Help save our relationship, won't you? Vote PM or BF. We will abide by the outcome.

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  1. Poquito mas is a little bit worse...

    Have you tried any authentic Mexican food? If not, tell the chowhounds what you order at baja and they'll point you to a better version elsewhere(guaranteed cheaper too)

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    1. re: RoachCoach

      Loteria Grill in the Farmers Market beats them both. I love their mole enchiladas.

      On the other hand, a simple PM bean & cheese burrito, with some salsa dumped on each bite, is pretty yummy. Their tortillas are delish.

    2. I prefer Poquito Mas.

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      1. re: 2chez mike
        mexican chow lover

        Poquito Mas and Baha fresh are both great eats. I've beeen impressed by pouito mas fish tacos and burritos and by Baha fresh does represent with their excellent chipotle chichen salad and a superb chicken lime salad.

      2. As I pointed out in a recent posting, for a while it seemed that Poquito Mas was in decline, but recently it seems to have refocused and re-arisen back to excellence. Both Baja Fresh and PM are terrific fast-food choices IMHO, but my own preference is for the juicier fare at PM. I like the way PM grills both sides of its burritos to a perfect light brown, and I would opt for PM's tostadas and nachos over BF's as well. Even if you don't agree with that, I think it's fair to say that the unusually large and extensive salsa bar at PM objectively blows BF's meager selection to kingdom come.

        1. It all depends on what you're looking for.

          At Poquito Mas there are a few (very few) items on the menu that are as good, and authentic, as any Mexican taco stand, in any part of town. It is possible to get a deeply gamey long-stewed bay-leaf-infused Carnitas taco on a fresh hand formed corn tortilla with reasonably tasty pico de gallo.

          It's also possible that you'll have a CAA agent's 4 year old daughter vomit Baskin Robbins down the back of your neck.

          Baja Fresh doesn't come close to matching either experience.

          1. The Baja Fresh burrito ultimo is one of my guilty pleasures. I like their salsas too.

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            1. re: martyR

              I confess that I, too, like the Burrito Ultimo from Baja Fresh. It's the only thing I order there.

              Have never been to Poquito Mas.