"Sarita's The Original in Monterey, CA"
Hi Guy, You must, must, must go to Sarita's The Original in Monterey, CA. The other three Sarita's restaurants used to be owned by Grace (she is Sarita) Whitmore's family for years. They sold it but kept Grace on as a manager / consultant. She still owns rights to the name and broke off to re-boot the restaurant when the quality of the other three fell off. The Original is what Sarita's used to be. The key to Sarita's is her ingredients. When you order the bacon wrapped shrimp you get a shit ton of huge bacon wrapped shrimp! The diablo salsa is outstanding (not on the menu, gotta ask) and hot. I personally love the queso fundido (mexican cheese fondue topped with chorizo) and the chile verde. I haven't had the chile relleno but people seem to buy it like it's going out of style. My husband and I drive to Monterey for wine tasting and a pilgrimage to Sarita's The Original on the regular. In fact, we're due for another trip out there. I wish she would open one in San Francisco. If you do go, let me know. We will meet you there. Our treat! http://www.yelp.com/biz/saritas-the-original-monterey Robin & Keith F HUGE Sarita's Fans