Thursday, January 1, 2015
El Merendero Mexican Restaurant
Wayne and I love living in Powell River, BC, but there aren't many places to get really good Mexican food. When we return to Southern California, we head straight for El Merendero No. 1 at 1910 Fairplex Drive in La Verne. They have the best Mexican food around. The portions are large, but it's the flavour that's huge!
You can eat inside or under their covered front patio. Inside you can order beer and wine, but outside you get fresh air and people to watch. The choice is yours.
We love to go to El Merendero for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For breakfast, Wayne's loves the huevos rancheros and for me it's the chorizo and eggs. That way I can make my own little breakfast tacos with the warm tortillas that come with the meal. The breakfast burritos are also a great choice.
And if you need a morning pick-me-up. there's a big bowl of menudo.
For lunch and dinner, our favourites include the enchiladas, taquitos, and chili rellanos, or make it a chili rellano burrito, yum! You can also order tamales to go for those festive occasions.
Walk up to the window, check out their extensive menu board, and order. Of course, you can take your food home, but stay awhile and enjoy the fun people, good service, and great food at El Merendero No. 1. -- Margy