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After ignoring the taqueria inside the convenience store at the Chevron gas station on the south end of Cloverdale for years, last month I decided to try Aztec Grill. There's a single cashier for convenience store purchases and ordering/picking up food. The menu board's largely devoted to burritos though tacos, quesadillas, tostadas, tortas, and platters are available as well. If you wish to eat in, there are a handful of tables inside.
While not a burrito devotee, for some reason, I gravitated toward the chile relleno burrito this evening. Ordered with the whole bean option as a super with guacamole and sour cream, the whole shebang was wrapped in a nicely griddled and chewy flour tortilla. Unfortunately, the chile relleno entombed within was cold in the middle. The kitchen apologized and soon made up a whole new one with a suitably molten cheese core. While not freshly fried, the chile had some kick to it, and the rice and bean components were quite good. Rather than guacamole, a few slices of ripe and buttery avocado were slipped inside.
Not revelatory, but decent. The complimentary chips and salsa were quite good and even better. Most of the other customers, a mix of Latino families and non-Latino males, seemed to be regulars, well-known to the cashier. Since prices are higher than the other taqueria options in town, something else is drawing them in. Maybe this merits more investigation.
Aztec Grill inside Redwood Market
1165 S Cloverdale Blvd
Cloverdale, CA 95425
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