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tigerman Feb 15, 2014 07:56 PM

what's the best inexpensive down home mexican joint on pch/malibu area

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    csh123 Feb 15, 2014 07:58 PM

    I know, there is one in malibu shopping center. I think not cheap, forgot price, but cheaper than surrounding restaurants. If you want "cheap," u can fast food restaurants. nr Starbucks

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      tigerman Feb 15, 2014 08:02 PM

      been there b4 - had a feeling that wouldn't be an easy find. muchas thanks tho. anything above malibu going north on PCH u can think of?

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        spoonlicker Feb 15, 2014 08:28 PM

        North of Malibu on PCH, I think your next options will be up yonder in Oxnard.

        Well, there IS the Coral Beach Cantina up near Zuma...I've not been, so can't weigh in on its merits.

    2. Servorg Feb 15, 2014 08:01 PM

      La Costa Mission http://www.lacostamission.com/ (although it probably misses on the "inexpensive" front). Have you ever tried Lily's Cafe? It is cheap and pretty good.

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        tigerman Feb 15, 2014 08:08 PM

        never tried Lily's Cafe. would love to check it out tho.

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          whatsfordinner Feb 16, 2014 10:54 AM

          Lily's has killer breakfast burritos. Be sure to check out their homemade salsa.

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          csh123 Feb 15, 2014 08:10 PM

          you didn't mention you want quality. (either price or quality) I think there is a mexican near the macdonalds, etc? there is del taco(?) near pch gas station near (? Vons?) fitness center temescal?

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          spoonlicker Feb 15, 2014 08:24 PM

          The three options that I can think of:

          1. Howdy's Taqueria
          2. La Salsa
          3. Chipotle

          I don't know if any of those meet both criteria (inexpensive and down-home).

          I've had enjoyable experiences at Howdy's, but more for the people-watching than for the quality of the grub (I confess a soft spot for their crispy tacos).

          1. cant talk...eating Feb 15, 2014 08:36 PM

            Nothing comes to mind. At least not given your criteria.

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              budlit Feb 16, 2014 07:44 AM

              I like La Costa Mission, but it's not inexpensive. Casa Escobar just openings in the former Malibu Inn Saloon.

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                yogachik Feb 16, 2014 12:11 PM

                Well, now there's Casa Escobar. Howdy's is always good, but no bar (which is probably a good thing given the drive on PCH afterward).

                There's also Cafe Habana, which is pretty darn good - billed as Cuban, but it's really more Mexican (menu offers plantains, that's about it for the Cuban part of things, everything else is listed as "Mexican Style")

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