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Any place to eat in Lancaster?

j
Jan Jan 25, 2005 01:42 PM

We just returned from a 4-day trip to Lancaster in the Mojave Desert because of a family member's illness. What a desert, literally, in terms of adequate restaurants. Knowing it wasn't Carmel/Monterey, we didn't expect 4-star restaurants. But we did expect local favorites, maybe Mexican, soul, etc. We should have known there was a real problem when we asked at the front desk of the motel (no hotels there) and was told that the place to eat was either Marie Callender's or Coco's. We ignored that recommendation and paid for it the first day. The next 2 mornings we ate at Marie Callender's. The other meal of the day for us was at a Mexican hole in the wall that served the worst food we had ever had. But that was eclipsed the next day when we ventured into one of the buffets. We're lucky our systems fought off any real problems. Lancaster is a hash browns kind of town, filled with cheap buffets and fast food joints. My question to you guys is to tell me if we really missed a jewel. Palmdale would be OK, too, as it's nearby. We may have to return there soon, and we need help!!! Thanks.

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    eriegirl Jan 25, 2005 07:27 PM

    I have had to stay there for two separate two week periods. Nothing is that great there, due to the amount to the per diem military folks in the area (like I was...)
    That said, I have had two decent meals there.

    Don Cuco's on W Ave K (mexican)
    Tina's in shopping center on 15th St W (italian)

    Good luck!

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      j
      Jan Jan 28, 2005 12:03 PM

      Thanks so much for your reply. At least we now have two places to go, two more than we had last week.

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