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’Course, nothing will beat chicken with the happy-go-lucky Fourth Street band at El Shorty’s.

The Place: Happy Face Restaurant, in Plaza Viva Tijuana, near Yellow Cab parking area, Tijuana
Type of Food: Mexican
Prices: breakfast chilaquiles (with a thin steak, frijoles, rice, chips and salsa, house salad, coffee) $6; ham-and-cheese omelet, $5; huevos rancheros, $5; chicken or carne asada tacos, $1; fish tacos, $1.50; shrimp tacos, $2; shrimp cocktail, $8; fish soup, $6; chicken, cheese enchiladas, $6; steak ranchero; chicken fajita, $7
Hours: 9:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m., daily
Buses: 929, 932
Nearest Bus Stop: San Ysidro trolley-bus terminal, San Ysidro Boulevard
Trolley: Blue Line
Nearest Trolley Stop: San Ysidro trolley-bus terminal, San Ysidro Boulevard

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salvador_velazco Aug. 6, 2008 @ 4:50 p.m.

Mr. Bedfor: I have followed your reviews for years and really enjoy all of them,specially the ones that have to do with Tijuana. In your article titled Yum Leftovers ! you refer to a "Chaba Salvador " ,in Mexico persons named "Salvador " are called "Chava",the later being the familiar form,but they are never used at the same time,so probably Shorty is named Salvador and people calls him Chava or Shorty. I whish you continued success Sincerely Arq. Salvador Velazco G. Tijuana,Baja California,Mexico 6/Aug/08


Evelyn Nov. 24, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m.

And then Fernando sings, “Fue en un café…” and damn, I know I recognize the tune. Fernando hits the chorus in English: “Under the boardwalk, down by the sea...”

two different languages, two different stories, one song.


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