Figueroa Mountain has taprooms from Westlake Village to Arroyo Grande. The Arroyo Grande taproom is located on 1462 E Grand Ave in a former Applebee’s. Last night we took advantage of a power outage to eat there. I choose to try their nachos this visit. A full order comes on a ¼ sheetpan. A large portion that will feed a table as an appetizer. The half order comes in a large pie dish. The nachos have the usual suspects with carnita’s that they describe a Coke spiked. They do have a deep rich color that a cola would add. The combination on flavors in all work quite well together. If I have a complaint, it would be that they could be improved is some of the pork had been crisped up a little. The Mrs opted for the fish tacos. These are beer battered and come two to an order. They are described as street tacos, but are actually generous in size. She got a salsa and a crema on the side with her order. The crema had cilantro in it and was quite good. She enjoyed the salsa as well. They have an extensive list of beers on tap. I opted for the Paradise Rd pilsner and she had the Castle Rock kolsch. I’d order either of them again.
On a previous visit, I tried one of their burgers. A solid offering that comes with a choice fries, side salad or house made potato chips. The Mrs on that visit had the tritip salad. On that visit, I ordered the FMB 101, which was being described at that time as being Kolsch (still listed as such on the current menu). It is now being described as a honey blonde. Not sure if the beer has changed, or just the description.