Poquito Mas or Baja Fresh? Which is better??
- SilverBaked Oct 21, 2005 05:08 PM
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.
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.
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.