Just a heads up in El Monte
- A5 KOBE Feb 1, 2014 05:05 PM
Little hole in the wall place that serves great family style Mexican food. Really good pozole and menudo, chilaquiles, and wet burritos. To note, I am usually the only non Hispanic in there. Prices are great.
10217 Valley Blvd
El Monte, CA 91731
Pictured: chilaquiles rojo con carne (carnitas)
I do not really hear about any places in El Monte but this place is definitely worth going to when in the area.
There are actually quite a few notable El Monte places, many of which have been mentioned here (Ho Ho Kitchen, Hoa Binh, BB Garden, Cha Cafe, etc.) and some which haven't but are totally forgettable ( Ming Yuen, Jolly Jug etc.)
One place that does deserve some mention is WeChat Cafe. A typical HK-style cafe that, for one reason or another, has mastered the art of really grungy but good baked pork chop.
Well, ipse, I certainly haven't forgotten the Jolly Jug, and after the Korean (I think) family took it over it's just gotten better. Don't get down Peck that often these days, but I always try to be hungry when I do. Aside from the great sandwiches, what's cool to me is that it's a sort of local social center; often I'm the only one in there who doesn't know almost everyone else. Makes me homesick for the Midwest.