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New El Grullense Grill in Redwood City (long)

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New El Grullense Grill in Redwood City (long)

Nancy Berry | May 30, 2006 10:51 PM

John and I were driving down Woodside Rd. from I-280 toward Middlefield Rd. today on our way to have some great tacos, etc. at the El Grullense taqueria across the street from Costco on Middlefield Rd. just off Woodside Rd. As we entered the really commercial part of Woodside Rd. (just east of the Albertson's mall) we noticed the El Grullense Grill in a small strip of stores on the north side of the road. There was an interesting looking Pho place named Happy something in the same strip, but we wanted some Mexican food.

This branch of the El Grullense taquerias is both bigger and better than any that I've tried. It's been open about 2 weeks and, although the permanent signs say that they accept mastercard and visa, there are hand written signs on the registers that say cash only.

The tacos ($1.25) were really good. We had a choice of at least 10 meats and seafood including the usual carnitas, lengua, cabeza, asado, pollo (grilled or stewed,) al pastor, plus cabrito, shrimp, fish, chile verde, fajitas (chicken, shrimp, or beef) and maybe some others that I'm not remembering.

They also offer burritos, sopes, and many plates and combinations including about 8 or 10 shrimp plates(around $10.95), enchiladas (3 plus rice and beans about $10,) tamales, fried chicken, etc. There were also seafood soups and other soups on the menu.

There's a nice salsa bar with very good guacamole, a nice tomatillo salsa, a red salsa, and very good pico de gallo plus cucumbers, radishes and pickled jalapenos and carrots.

They offer lots of beverages and have a large bar in the back of the restaurant. There were at least 4 beers on tap including Sierra Nevada. They also had jamaica, horchata, and tamarindo as well as a number of Mexican soft drinks.

Here's a link to another review of this place that offers more accurate location info:

We'll definitely go back -- our food was delicious -- I highly recommend the lengua, pastor and carnitas tacos and John loved his (2)carnitas and (1)chicken enchiladas with rice and excellent refried beans.

Link: http://tasteofthesuburbs.blogspot.com...

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