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Apr 20, 2006 10:21 PM

Lunch in Montebello???

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A challenging chow Q: recommend a lunch place for us this saturday in montebello. the area seemed so devoid of places when we searched that all types of food are open. TIA

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  1. Tacos Baja Ensenada on Whittier Blvd is EXTREMELY close to Montebello (depending on where you are I guess).

    Whenever I'm three, I also sometimes hop over to Monterrey Park.

    Both are like 5-10 minutes away.

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    1. re: Xericx
      Reality Check

      El Gallo Giro
      5686 Whittier Blvd

      Kinda of close to Montebello, but very good Mexican food. I love their el pastor, whether on a torta or burrito.

    2. If you're looking for American cuisine in a pleather-booth-retro environment, I can't recommend the Dal Rae enough. Be sure to get a table-side Caesar salad.


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      1. re: Christine

        Dang, they're not open for lunch on Saturday. Spoke too soon; sorry.

        1. re: Christine

          'sokay, it's a goodun; have taken midwesterners there and have been thanked. a good rec, for sure. m-f, we go to little thai/viet places in glendale; sat we could well go north to mont-pk for several places, but are trying to stay local for the challenge.

          1. re: JTea

            Pollo A La Brasa Whittier
            2100 W Whittier Blvd, 21st
            Montebello 90640

            Alondra Hot Wings
            616 W Whittier Blvd
            Montebello 90640

            Kuan's Restaurant
            2809 Via Campo # 8, off the 60 at Garfield/Wilcox
            Montebello 90640

            H Salt Esquire Fish & Chips
            2916 W Beverly Blvd
            Montebello 90640

            Massis Kabob
            1616 Montebello Town Ctr
            Montebello 90640

            1. re: badseed

              I've tried Alondra's Hot Wings, was impressed with the selection of sauces. But there standard sauce is o.k. almost on pare with the Hot Wings Cafe in Pasadena.
              Although I did go back and tried there Suicide, it tasted like bottled Capsciacin. All pain and no taste! Which is too bad, I really miss the original Hot Wings Cafe Suicide sauce. I just don't think anybody makes there own sauce anymore.
              The H Salt shop is one of the last independent shops areound. I've been going there since I was a kid! The owner is a good guy.
              What's good at Pollo A La Brasa? Is it right next to Gardunos? Whittier and 21st right?

            2. re: JTea

              h salt esquire fish @ chip's burned down dont know where there's another one

        2. If you like Mexican food, try Rafael's on Beverly and I believe Wilcox. Order the chile verde. You will not be disappointed. If you're in the mood, order a cold Modelo with it.

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          1. re: Bruin2

            I second this recommendation. The chile verde is excellent. It's supposed to rain Saturday so if it does, you definitely must try the cocido, It's the best I've ever tried. And, another must is the schooner of beer, if you're a beer drinker of course.
            Chicken in mole is also good.

          2. For good food and low price I got some ideas. I like the Special Quesadillas at J&S(pastrami + cheese + salsa). They are just the right size because they leave room for a quart of Broguiere's Chocolate Milk in old-time glass bottles --located about five min. from J&S just over the hill. Also, on the way to Broguiere's is Tony’s for a very good sub at a great price that you might try. Both J&S and Tony's have seating.

            J&S (American & Mexican Menu, try the Special Quesadilla - pastrami + cheese + salsa, taquito dogs)
            887 N. Garfield
            Montebello, CA
            (323) 725-8106
            OPEN 24 hours – Never Closed since 1967

            Tony's Italian Deli (Subs, and try those small frozen take-home lasagna ( Original post by LA Food Lover.
            2012 W Whittier Blvd (1 block east of Wilcox Ave)
            (9AM to 7PM Mon thru Sat., Closed Sun.)

            Broguiere's Farm Fresh Dairy (Very Cool old Drive thru Dairy with Milk in old-time Glass quarts and half-gallon bottles, Must try the chocolate Milk in glass bottles also Egg Nog)
            505 S Maple Ave
            Montebello, CA 90640-5404
            7am to 7pm Mon. to Fri.
            7am to 6pm on Sat
            8am to 2pm on Sun.
            Chocolate Milk, $2.45 qt. plus $1 deposit on the bottle
            Homo Milk, $0.94 qt. plus $1 deposit on the bottle
            Homo Milk $1.45 ½ gal., plus $1.50 deposit on the bottle
            (323) 726-0524
            One block South of Olympic almost on the Rail Road Tracks. North of Washington Blvd. About five blocks)

            1. Taco Village on Beverly Bl for carne asada tacos and burritos and their excellent fresh salsa bar. Their carne asada is nicely lean and not gristley.

              J&S is greasy fun (hard shell tacos and bean burritos are good), but works best if it is 2 AM and you need to soak up your drinks after a night of clubbing :)