Category: Ethic, But Not Asian

Gardena: El Pollo Inka 

El Pollo Inka is a mini chain of Peruvian restaurants, located throughout Los Angeles County.  I stopped by at the Gardena location with my friends Roger and Karen on Fat Tuesday, and the place was busy. Peruvian food takes from their Incan roots and incorporates food from the […]

Irvine: Cava Grill (@cavagrill)

Cava Grill is a Mediterranean / Middle Eastern inspired restaurant located in Irvine, off Barranca and Culver, in the spot where Veggie Grill used to be. It’s in the same outdoor complex with many other popular places like Urban Plates, Doner G, Capital Noodles. Cava is a build-your-own […]

Las Vegas: Cafe Berlin 

When we visit Las Vegas, I try to bring Stephen’s mom with us so she could have a little vacation as well.  We also try to find places away from the Strip, and eat like the locals do.  Last time we found a quaint German place for lunch, […]

Buena Park: El Gallo De Oro

In my ever non ending quest for a Taco Tuesday place, I found this one on Yelp and made this my Taco Tuesday pick.  El Gallo De Oro means Gold Chicken.  For a buck, you can choose any meat for the street taco. The place is located in […]

Fullerton: Que Bueno Taqueria

If it’s Tuesday, its Taco Tuesday! The restaurant is located in the shopping plaza off Euclid and Orangethorpe. During the week, I stop at the Starbucks that’s next door and never considered coming here until I was looking for a new Taco Tuesday place. While passing by the […]

Tustin: Original Taco Factory 

The Original Taco Factory  is a little shack located on the corner of Newport Avenue and Walnut, and it is small! The parking lot is funky, and there’s only 4 spots in the front, and most customers will double park so they can run in/ out with their […]

Fullerton: The Olde Ship 

The last time I ate here was back in 2009, so its been a while. I was watching the History Channel (don’t laugh) and Jack and Ozzy Osbourne was on a road trip and stopped at an English Pub for lunch. The fish n chips they had looked […]

Costa Mesa: Empanada’s Place

This tiny place is a neighborhood gem. Located off Harbor Blvd, between the 405 and Baker (behind a Rite Aid parking lot) is this Argentine empanada place. They also serve sandwiches and salads, but their signature items are these tasty, savory hot pockets filled with delicious meats or […]