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Fiesta Tepa-Sahuayo & Gizdich Ranch, Watsonville report w/ pics

hhc | Jan 20, 200809:00 PM

We planned a road trip out to Watsonville just to eat at Fiesta Tepa-Sahuayo & visit w/ friends.

We all met up at 1pm and it took a while to check out the menu & order. The male waiter/owner mentioned the more authentic Oaxacan dishes to our group of Caucasians/Asians. We had to wait a long time for the food, but you get chips & salsa to tie you over.

We ordered:

2 orders of guac.- really fresh & yummy.

Pipianes $13.50-green, red moles cooked w/ pumpkin seeds in each different peppers & Mex. herbs as epazote, aguacato leave, hoja sauce w/ either shrimp or chicken..we got it w/ shrimp. Everyone liked it.

chiles nogada $14.50-roasted poblanos stuffed w/ mixture of ground turkey, seeds, dried fruit w/ almond sauce. I liked it.

saffron shrimps in tepa $13 - everyone liked it.

rose petal cooked shrimps in tepa $13 -featured in the movie Like Water for Chocolate. Awesome.

Squash blossom quesadillas - I thought all the quesadillas were ok, though a little bit too thick & chewy.

white enchiladas $10 for 3. Huitlache & squash blossom. Awesome.

Also we got 6 beers: Negro Modelo (guys liked it) & Corona.

I got a pitcher of the fruit drink Guanabana. It's yummy, don't know what the fruit really taste like so can't compare.

They take credit cards. One unisex bathroom hidden in the back of the restaurant. Cool jukebox near the front.
Since we had lunch at Fiesta Tepa Sahuayo & friend lives in Watsonville, he suggested we check out Gizdich Ranch. It's really close to the friend's place so we got some pies here.

It's a good size ranch where they sell apples, apple juice & other fruit juices, but the main reason to come here are they pies! They have U-pick fruit but only when in season, Not in winter.

We got:

Apple-Huge crust - didn't try but looked fine. Apple isn't my fav.
Lemon Meringue-awesome
Very Berry -yummy. Even got it still warm.

Recommended. Open daily 9-5 361 days a yr. Closed: New Yrs Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Xmas.

Juice Pressing-fresh pressed every Sat.

April-Apple Blossom Time
May 1-July 31-Berry Season
Strawberries: May-July
Boysenberries-Mid June
Apples-late Aug-Jan 1
Aug-Dec 31-Apple Season
Oct-Apple Butter Festival & Pumpkin Patch
Nov & Dec - Holiday Pies

Lots of gourmet stores like Whole Foods & Cosentino sell them in the Bay Area.



15 1st St, Watsonville, CA

Gizdich Ranch
55 Peckham Rd, Watsonville, CA

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