A tortilla makes a handy mousepad, an acceptable patch for stiff denim jeans, and, if you draw a face on it, an ideal companion on fishing trips. But there are many other uses for it, as today's Groupon proves: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare at Amapola Rico Taco, valid at the Harriman Place, North Mount Vernon Avenue, and Tippecanoe Avenue locations in San Bernardino.
In 1975, culinary wizard Rosina Gallardo assembled Amapola Rico Taco's palate-popular menu of Mexican favorites using recipes brought from her hometown of Zacatecas, Mexico. Diners can wrap their mitts around a choice of 20 specialty burritos and sink cuisine crushers into chili relleno ($5.90), carne asada ($7.60), or marinated pork ($4.95). Crispy tortas serenade taste buds with carne asada, ham, and cheese ($5.95 each), and saucy enchiladas march toward tables transporting delicious cargos of beef, chicken, or cheese ($2.35+ each). Tear apart soft ($1.60) and crispy ($2.10) tacos carrying al pastor and carnitas before reveling in the sweet delights of churros ($1.60) that double as edible chinese finger traps.
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.