Hey, new “Pink on the Cheek” friends!
Lauren invited me to guest post today and I was thrilled to accept.
So, I know the drill…let me introduce myself in a quick little blurb.
I’m Andrea from Left brain, Right brain, Pug brain.
I’m an aspiring fiction author, I love ice cream and working out but not both at once (though I’ll admit, one time I did try to eat a bowl of ice cream whilst walking on the treadmill), I have two fake teeth and I’m married to an engineer who works on things I don’t even vaguely understand. Check out my blog if you’d like to know more about us :)
This guest post is about food and I consider myself an expert taste-tester of two groups of food: frozen custard (but that’s a separate story) and Mexican food.
My husband and I are Mexican food junkies. In fact, you could say that he won my love with Mexican food – our first date was to the only Mexican restaurant in our small town after one of his high school soccer games.
When we moved away for college, we adopted a new favorite Mexican joint and they came to know us so well they literally had our orders memorized!
In January, we moved from Missouri to Los Angeles and the first thing we did (once we’d at least thrown our unopened boxes into our new apartment) was go out in search of a new Mexican restaurant to call our own. What we received was an enormous surprise.
Our favorite thing about Mexican food is a little piece of heaven called queso dip.
It’s a creamy, white cheese fondue/dip you can eat with your tortilla chips. We’ve been to several places so far and we’ve come to the unfortunate conclusion that queso dip does not exist in California.
Not just that, but Mexican food is so much different here than in the Midwest. At one restaurant we were disturbed to find French fries and whole stalks of green onions hanging out in the fajitas we ordered.
Who put those there?!
Is this normal??
At another restaurant, I received a chimichanga that was almost the size of my entire body.
And there was an egg inside it…pretty tasty, but not something we’d ever seen in Missouri.
So far, the best place we’ve been is Don Antonio’s in West L.A.
The atmosphere is fun, the food is DELICIOUS and it’s very reasonably priced. However, still no queso dip.
And I swear, I won’t rest until I find it here.
Native Californians, help me out, please!
What are some amazing Mexican places around Los Angeles/Orange County? Where are you hiding my queso dip?
And what vegetarian-friendly menu items should I check out?
Head over to Andrea's blog stat and let her know where she should be in eating whether it be in Los Angeles or Orange County!
My pick for Mexican food in the OC?
Javiers in Newport Beach!