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Restaurants & Bars

Alliance Gasoline Mercado & Taqueria De Amigos (Pescadero) & New Leaf Community Market (HMB)

hhc | Feb 1, 201009:11 PM     2

Went to Ano Nuevo SP to check out the elephant seals. Tip: don't need reservations just go before 9am and get tickets same day. parking $10; tickets $7pp (Thanks Ruth). Perfect weather this past Sun 1/31/10. Winter is usually great on the coast.

Then went to check out that Taqueria inside Alliance Gasoline in Pescadero. Heard about it, just never noticed it or walked in. It's on Pescadero Rd @ Stage Rd, across from the famous Duarte's Tavern right on the corner.

Inside the taqueria is small, but there's a bunch of booths & some 2-top table. Small salsa bar too.

FREE chips & salsa (at salsa bar) - help yourself.

I got:

Regular lengua burrito. Beans, rice, salsa, & tender lengua. $5.50. I liked it.

B. got a taco platter $4. I taco he picked grilled chicken, refried beans, & Mexican rice. He liked his dish.

2 horchatas - kinda sweet, not chalky. $1.50 ea.

Total was a bit over $13. CASH ONLY. There's an ATM inside the shop.

Recommended if in the area & want cheap & good Mexican food.

New hrs:
Sun-Wed 6am-9pm
Th-Sat 6am-10pm
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Then went to New Leaf Community Market, HMB:

First time to New Leaf Community Market. I'm glad they are in HMB. It's in the Rite Aid shopping center right before getting on Hwy 1.

Separate Bathrooms: On the Right as soon as you walk in. Women's just 1 toilet w/o door so lock the door once inside. 1 sink.

Stuff I saw:
Coffee/juice/smoothie bar
Rotisserie chicken
hot food & soups
sandwiches - made to order. $5.50-$7.50
Meat counter
Fish counter
Organic Smart Chicken $2/lb - about $8 whole chicken
Olive bar
Acme bread
Wanted Goat mini-mini buttons from Harley Farms $4 tiny round cheese. Didn't get.
Harley Farms Fromage Blanc in a white tub - $8 - wanted, didn't get.
Greenlee's cinnamon raisin bread $6.29 for 1.5lb loaf - Famous SJ bread - Delicious - didn't buy.
Bubbies Mango, Vanilla, or Raspberry White chocolate $7.89 for 12oz box - from HI.
Vosges chocolate bar: Mo's Bacon bar .5oz. - like it, didn't buy this time.

I got:
Kettle Brand Baked potato chips (salt & vinegar) + (aged white cheddar) $1.99 for 4oz x 2
Crane Lake Gewurztraminer $2.99 for 750 ml - sale price
Crane Lake Zinfandel $2.99 for 750 ml - sale price
SunRidge Farms Organic Sunny Bears 10oz for $5 something - tasty like the ones at Pinkberry
Muir Glen Organic whole peeled tomatoes w/ basil on sale $1.99 for 28oz (reg. $3.09) x 2

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