Mexican, looking for good Mexican food in Agoura/T.O. area
- Ollie May 12, 2006 04:00 PM
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.
Unfortunately there really isn't any GOOD Mexican food in this area.
About the best (not that good, but acceptable) are:
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
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
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.