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Good small, casual Mexican/Salvadorean in Tiburon

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Good small, casual Mexican/Salvadorean in Tiburon

Mick Ruthven | Sep 10, 2005 08:26 PM

Poncho's Casa Manana on Ark Row in downtown Tiburon looks like an upscale taqueria, which it is but it's a lot more. It's a smallish airy place with a front deck that has a large variety of Mexican and Salvadorean items, including Pupusas, Berenjejna, Sopa 7 Mares, and many other more familiar things. Their paper menu lists other Casa Mananas in San Rafael. I've only been there twice, once several months ago (pre-Chowhound for me) and this afternoon when I wasn't very hungry and only had a chicken taco. It was a knife-and-fork type, really good wtih chicken cooked in some good sauce, some good spicy vegies, and white Mexican cheese on top. A taco-plus, I'd say, and very well done ($3.75). My hazy memory from my first visit only registers that I thought the food and place were "special", a cut above expectations, and I still think so. So I'm posting this without much of a specific food review to let others know I think it's very much worth trying yourself if you're in Tiburon (and please report back :-) Oh, forgot to say the people working there were very friendly and gracious, the kind that make me want to go back even more.

Poncho's Casa Manana
110 Main Street
Tiburon
415-789-0216

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