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Cheap Eats: Cocina Mexico

Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and nachos, oh my!


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Photo by Courtney C. Yelp.com

Downtown Pleasanton is a mecca for leisurely Italian dining. But with this new family-owned taqueria, Mexican is making inroads.


Where is it? 55 W. Angela St., Pleasanton, (925) 485-3010.

When is it open? Lunch and dinner daily.

Why try it? All your favorites—tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, nachos—prepared with fresh, flavorful ingredients. Plus, lengua (beef tongue) and weekend specials such as pozole and menudo. The atmosphere is casual and friendly, with order-at-the-counter service and attentive staff.

What to order? For a light meal, get the taco plate: two petite street-style tacos (go for the perfectly seasoned carne asada), rice, and beans for $5.99. Generously portioned burritos ($6.99) will satisfy the hungry. The self-serve chips and salsa bar offers a killer salsa verde—creamy with a kick.

How much? Nothing on the menu goes north of $7. And did we mention bottomless horchata for $1.85?

Who goes? Couples, groups of teens on the outdoor patio, and guys dining solo with a plate of nachos and an eye on the baseball game.

 

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