Like all modern conflict, the rivalry between soft and hard tacos can only be settled one way—on a YouTube video's comments board. Broker a culinary truce with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of Mexican fare at Amapola Rico Taco. This Groupon is valid at three locations in San Bernardino: Tippecanoe Avenue, Harriman Avenue, and Mount Vernon Avenue.
Since 1975, Amapola Rico Taco's staff has stuffed sumptuous ingredients into the burritos, tacos, and tostadas that star on its full menu of authentic Mexican cuisine. Burritos come in more than a dozen Enneagram types, including the chicharrón burrito ($4.95), chock-full of pork skins, and the grande veggie burrito ($6.40), which heaps together crisp lettuce and tomato with gooey cheese, beans, and rice. While soft tacos' inner beauty manifests in the form of traditional Mexican meat concoctions such as lengua ($1.60) and tripas ($2.10), crispy tacos hold precious chicken, ground-beef, or shredded-beef cargo loads ($2.10). Vegetarians can opt for the bean tostada dinner ($4.95), and meat lovers can tackle the hearty birria dinner ($7.25), a traditional Mexican meat stew that dates back to the Cretaceous Period.
Amapola Rico Taco
In 1975, Rosina Gallardo, a native of Zacatecas, Mexico, opened her first Amapola Rico Taco. Initially a drive-in, the eatery has since transformed into five restaurants with indoor seating and drive-thru windows. Rosina's dedication to popular and lesser-known Mexican flavors, however, remains unchanged. She fills burritos and soft-shell tacos with not only classic meats such as steak and pork, but also with goat, carne asada, and chicharrón. Other Mexican staples such as cheese enchiladas and breakfast platters of huevos rancheros round out the menu.