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Gallo Giro - wow!

judybird | Aug 13, 2005 03:13 PM

We had to go to San Bernardino yesterday, and on the way hopped off the freeway at random ISO lunch. Our offramp was Sierra in Fontana, and the stream of traffic led us right into Gallo Giro.

I know this place has been reviewed here, but it's over a year ago, so I wanted to share my experience.

The food was delicious and plentiful. Their signature dish is something called "Torta Cubana" - a sandwich with 4 kinds of meat, beans, mayo, lettuce, tomato & jalapenos. I didn't order it because one of the meats was head cheese - not a favorite - and it looked like it would serve a small 3rd world country. I had two tacos - lengua and pastor, and my husband had a carnitas burrito. The lengua was great with an almost smoky flavor. Pastor was a little salty for my taste, but tender and full of flavor. The carnitas could have used a little more crunch, but again, wonderful flavor. Tortillas are home-made, salsas fresh and delicious.

They offer a family pack - carnitas, chicken or pork with rice, beans, salsa, onions & tortillas - very cheap - the menu says that $12.00 worth serves three
and judging from the size of our dishes I don't doubt it. They have fresh juices, and a large baked goods area with great looking pan dulces. Prices are moderate, and they're open 24 hours.

They have several locations - East LA, Van Nuys, Santa Ana, South Gate, San Fernando, Lynwood & Fontana.

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