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I real Oahu Chowhound find

Jeff Collins | Aug 31, 2001 10:18 AM

I perused the two messages on Oahu. There are some solid favorites listed to be sure, but I feel that it lacks a true chowhound, non-mainstream, discovery. If anyone lives in Hawaii they probably know that Brudda Sam and Sista Leena on Local Kine Grinds do a pretty good job of sussing out the off-the-beaten path finds. Here is a real find -- Amazing Mexican Food on Oahu. That's right -- driving north up the windward coast look for a wooden, hand-painted sign saying "Los Tres Amigos" or "Los Tres Hombres." Drive down the dirt road and find yourself transported from the tropics straight to Mex. Old car seats, picnic tables, stray dogs. The owner cooks on weekends only (so as to avoid a permit fee) and is an immigrant from Mex. (there aren't many on Oahu). He and his wife cook some of the best Mexican food to be found in the country (and I grew up on Mexican food in San Diego, have traveled extensively in Mexico, and have sample Mexican food throughout the mainland -- currently I'm living in N.Y.). If you want a true chowhound find well, you'll have to find it yourself. But if you want a trippy experience -- searching out and enjoying the only fantastic mex. food in the pacific -- you can't go wrong with this bet. And, oh yeah, before you get there, try to buy some lau-laus and pio farther south at a local shop that is the best on the island. The woman who makes it ships it to locals who now live on the mainland. It's good stuff to have a little poi with your tamales! Aloha.

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