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Saturday, April 17, 2010

El Ranchero Restaurant - Alhambra

So what can beat 55-cent taco Tuesdays?

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Why 50-cent taco Mondays, of course. Gotta go 5 cents less and a day ahead of the competition!

In May 2009, Gourmet Pigs and I decided to try El Ranchero Restaurant's 50-cent tacos, which are sold from 5 p.m. to midnight on Mondays.

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These tacos were about the size of my palm, but unlike Tacos Mexico, the fillings are much sparser.

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I felt like I got maybe a tablespoon's worth of meat.

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And was eating more tortilla than anything else.

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The tacos came with a handful of nacho chips.

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On the plus side, they do have all the various meats and toppings available and for 50 cents, I can't complain too much. But, it's worth the slight bit more for just that slight bit more filling at Tacos Mexico.

El Ranchero does offer an extensive Mexican and burger menu, including menudo on weekends, but it's the 50-cent taco Mondays that has cars jam-packed into the parking lot.

Other Mexican restaurants:
Carnitas Michoacan - Los Angeles (Lincoln Heights)
Chichen Itza Restaurant - Los Angeles
Cook's Tortas - Monterey Park
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)

El Ranchero Restaurant
511 S. Garfield Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91801

1 year ago today, Aji Man Japanese Restaurant - San Gabriel (Closed).
2 years ago today, Dau Hu Chien (Vietnamese Fried Tofu).
3 years ago today, lemon garlic roast chicken at Versailles Cuban Food Restaurant - Culver City.

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