Sometimes my forays into cheap eats aren't always so successful. In August 2009, I was craving rotisserie chicken, but felt too lazy to drive all the way to El Monte for Pollo Mania. So I decided to try Las Cunadas Rosticeria and Mexican Food Restaurant in Alhambra.
Located in a small strip mall next to an auto parts store and what used to a photo booth, but is now the psychic Mrs. Lin's fortunetelling booth, Las Cunadas was easily overlooked. But the sign did say rotisserie after all.
I got half a chicken, rice, beans, salsa, tortilla chips, limes, radishes, and tortillas all for $6.99 or was it $7.99?
I know! So cheap, right? The chicken skin wasn't too bad, but the meat was really quite dry, having sat under heat lamps for too long.
The tortilla chips, radishes, and limes were an unexpected addition, but the chips tasted rather stale.
I was actually rather sad that the restaurant always looked so empty and figured I'd go back to try the tacos or other items, but it closed down before I could get to it.
Las Cunadas has been replaced with Manny's Tacos, which also offers posole and menudo, so hopefully it'll have better luck in that location.
Other Mexican restaurants:
Carnitas Michoacan - Los Angeles (Lincoln Heights)
Chichen Itza Restaurant - Los Angeles
Cook's Tortas - Monterey Park
El Ranchero Restaurant - Alhambra
Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen - Orange
King Taco Restaurants #11 - El Monte (Garvey Ave.)
Los Cinco Puntos - Los Angeles
Old Town Mexican Cafe and Cantina - San Diego
Senor Fish - Alhambra
Tacos Baja Ensenada - (East) Los Angeles
Taqueria Chihuahua - Los Angeles (Mar Vista)
Las Cunadas Rosticeria and Mexican Food Restaurant
1100 W. Commonwealth Ave., #C
Alhambra, CA 91803
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