Went to MPE with my Dad last night and they were closed. I looked in the windows and all the tables and booths were gone. No signs or announcements of any kind on the windows. Lots of accumulated mail on the floor.
Looked to me like they are out of business. I could be wrong and hope I am.
I was just there 2 weeks ago and had a great meal with my wife and was returning to have the same 2 dishes with my Dad (red snapper covered in onions, bell peppers, and a tomato based sauce & shrimp in a fantastic mustard sauce).
I am not suprised, however, given that the only time I saw this place crowded was the weekend right after the OC Register profiled the restaurant.
The food was always top notch and a great bargain.
I know the restaurant business is tough - I wish MPE could have made it.
R.I.P. and thanks for the great meals.
1600 E Holt Ave, Pomona, CA 91767