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May 12, 2006 04:00 PM

Mexican, looking for good Mexican food in Agoura/T.O. area

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I know it's a stretch for this area but when I don't wanna cook or go to mom's house, or L.A. or East L.A. or east of East L.A. what choices do I have? Help! & Sage Brush Cantina in Calabasas doesn't count.

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  1. Unfortunately there really isn't any GOOD Mexican food in this area.

    About the best (not that good, but acceptable) are:

    Lupe's Restaurant
    1710 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 (805) 495-3573

    Los Agaves Mexican Grill
    2350 East Thousnd Oks Bl, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
    (805) 777-7532

    The closest authentic Mexican food you'll find is in Oxnard, sereral places but I like Cabo the best:

    Cabo Seafood Grill & Cantina
    1041 S Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93030
    (805) 487-6933

    2 Replies
    1. re: LesThePress

      Actually, believe it or not, there is ONE place in that area where you can get authentic Mexican. It's called "Latino Market" on Thousand Oaks blvd on the way to the Janss mall on your right hand side (if you're coming from the mall then on left side obviously). Their carnitas tacos are a hidden gem!

      1. re: koan04

        This is great news! I can't wait to try it. I have plans for lunch today but I'll be there tomorrow and report back. Thanks!!

    2. Harold's House of Omelettes, TO Blvd across from the Valero Station between Civic Arts Plaza and Hampshire, on the west (ocean) side.

      Harold is long gone. A super nice Mexican family runs the place and makes really good food. It is an old breakfast diner place and looks it, but order off of the Mexican part of the menu and you will be overjoyed.

      A bit more expensive than some (dinners run $10-$12, tacos are about $3) but they use quality ingredients.

      I'm not kidding - it is the best Mexican in the area.

      1. Harold's House of Omelettes is one of the better breakfast/Mexican food places in the area, especially like their menu, which is very extensive. I recommend getting the huevos rancheros with Mexican cheese(fresh cotija) or the Nopalitos omelette. Also, the salsa they serve with the meals is far better than your average diner salsa; it actually has complexity...

        I also like the staff's obvious enthusiasm for the place...

        1. Try Adobe Cantina...Baja style meats and seafood. Havn't been in a lil while but they used to have very, very good lobster tacos and the taco salad is gigantic and served in a HUGE non-traditional taco shell shaped bowl which is sooooo good. They BBQ their meats.

          1. Try the Latigo Kid. Its right next to the 101 fwy around Kanan Rd. Its traditional mexican food, they have FANTASTIC margarita's and I think the food is really good.