Wifey needed some food with flavor after being holed-up in a conference center in Scottsdale for 4 days.
So on the way home we spotted Fiesta Taco on Hollywood Way.
The place is small. There are about 3 tables out on the sidewalk, and 2 tables on the back patio. But there are dozens of items on the menu, and pictures of lots of combination plates all over the walls.
The two Mexican men in there running the place were very friendly, and patiently waited while we chose what we wanted.
The carne asada burrito was delicious. Filled with lots of grilled-flavor meat and refried beans, it was a fork and knife burrito. The tortilla was fresh and soft, but not falling apart. The burrito was not huge, but by no means small. It was tasty and filling. It was about $5.
The gordita and taco combo plate must have weighed 2 pounds. The machaca filling was tender, as though it had been stewed all day. And there was a tinge of spiciness. Not so much as to overpower the meat, just enough to keep it interesting. The hard shell taco fell apart on the first bite, so it was a bit of a hassle to eat. And the gordita had a hard shell on top and a hard shell on the bottom. It was a bit like a tostada sandwich, but as the shells were hard, they broke when lifted. All in all, this was not a dish of hand-food. But the flavors were excellent. Well needed after a conference with hotel food. It was about $7 or $8.
1110 North Hollywood Way (between Burbank and Magnolia)
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