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Montezuma - Oxnard

elbee3890 Aug 21, 2012 07:48 PM

In years past, one of my favorite places to quench my chile relleno jones was Montezuma on Stroube St in El Rio (Oxnard), especially after the downfall of Celito Lindo. Since I was wrapping up a service call in the area at lunch time, I dropped in.
The absolutely splendid beefy sauce that once adorned the chiles rellenos was not in evidence.
The chile really was quite a bit too al dente, but it WAS a good chile.
The batter was of a decent thickness and consistency, but lacked character.
Approximately one third of the underside of the relleno was crisp, bordering on burned.
The taco was ground beef; IIRC, they once were shredded beef.
The coffee was good, and service at lunchtime was fairly prompt.
Sic transit gloria mundi.

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    PayOrPlay Aug 22, 2012 04:53 PM

    Thank you for the advisory. So, which of the many Mexican places in Oxnard are still worth stopping in?

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    1. re: PayOrPlay
      elbee3890 Dec 1, 2012 07:37 PM

      I was bemoaning this situation to a friend in Oxnard (who literally dreamed of Celito Lindo's rellenos when he was working on Guam); he has good street cred.
      He told me of Taqueria Tepatitlan at 362 N Ventura Ave in Vta. I've only been once, and the relleno was satisfying. Not Oxn, but -

    2. Tripeler Aug 21, 2012 09:36 PM

      Sounds almost like Montezuma got some Revenge on you there. Thanks for taking one for the team!

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