San Diego Taco Company’s mealsmiths conjure the authentic flavors of Southern California's Mexican cuisine and infuse them into savory dishes that beckon hungry stomachs from a mouthwatering menu of Baja-style eats. A horde of burritos, such as the hearty shrimp ($7.99), or the marinated pollo adobado ($6.49), model fashionably delicious tortillas with savory grace and style. Flavor-packed chicken, beef, pork, veggie, or seafood tacos ($2.59–$4.99) can be delivered to mouths via soft or crispy tortillas or miniature catapult. Tortas, such as the al pastor ($6.59), trap sandwich parts safely between slices of bread, and salads, such as the pepita caesar with carne asada ($7.49) unite rival factions of meat and greens in peaceful mealtime bliss
Heavenly Hands Salon's professional staff revives health and beauty during spa packages composed of gliding massage strokes and designer nail polishes. Clients can select their favorite shade before one of the technicians trims cuticles, buffs points, and polishes nail beds with shades more vibrant than cabarets with all-rainbow casts.
Hidden amongst Hillsboro's office parks and strip malls, Amelia's Restaurant crops up as a colorful mirage?a mirage with very real, very delicious Mexican food. The family-run gem specializes in rustic Mexican cuisine, its food an edible link to the family's culture and past generations.?
Guests learn this almost immediately, since fresh, homemade tortillas and salsa await them when they sit down. From there, they can browse a menu anchored by the restaurant's famous mole dishes. The mole verde, for instance, brandishes a distinct green color thanks to its assortment of herbs, seeds, and spices,?though unfortunately, eating it will not turn you into the Hulk. Early risers can also feast on Amelia's breakfasts, such as the huevos motulenos, which features multiple layers of beans, tortillas, eggs, and ham.
Realistic murals grace the walls at Pepper's Mexican Grill, but the real show-stopper is the food. The kitchen staff prepares everything from burritos, tamales, and tacos to tortas, mole, and carnitas. If you can't decide what to order, try the Cowboy Combo, which blankets a half rack of smoked ribs and a chicken breast with peppers, bacon, cheese, and barbecue sauce.
Since Sanchez Taqueria is a bakery as well as a taco shop, it follows that the tortillas would be the main event. Made from scratch with white corn and grilled fresh throughout the day, they prove worthy bases for seasoned pork, beef, and fish. Don’t forget to pick up some pan dulce, cakes, and cookies for dessert.
Surrounded by bright shades of lime green and rose, La Fogata serves savory Mexican recipes that embody authentic Mayan and Oaxacan flavors as much as Tex-Mex standards. The chefs use made-from-scratch ingredients as much as possible, from the guacamole made regularly in small batches to their library of salsas sorted according to the Dewey decimal system. Patrons can customize massive burritos to their heart’s content or let La Fogata’s cooks pack them with chili rellenos, seafood medleys, or fajitas with vegetables and meats. A combination of mild anchiote sauce, orange juice, lime juice, and spices marinates the Mayan-style grilled pork steak to give it a sweet and spicy touch. In a lounge-esque bar area, visitors toast goblets filled with frosty margaritas and sip pours from a selection of more than two dozen types of tequila. Check La Fogata's Facebook page for menu and specials updates.