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Santana's Mexican Grill

580 South Pacific Street, San Marcos, CA 92078

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Sunday midnight to midnight
Monday midnight to midnight
Tuesday midnight to midnight
Wednesday midnight to midnight
Thursday midnight to midnight
Friday midnight to midnight
Saturday midnight to midnight

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Sometimes all you want is some good, inexpensive Mexican food. Santana’s Mexican Grill in San Marcos certainly delivers, but they are so much better than your average taco stand. One thing I can say about the dishes at Santana’s is that they’re big. My friend and I usually share something, or else we both order different things and then take half of it home, which is just fine by us. The next thing that I would say about Santana’s is that their ingredients are super fresh and always tasty. Ms. Omnivore loves one of the quesadilla creations called the “quesomush”. It’s a giant quesadilla filled with your choice of carne asada, adobada; or anchiote or grilled chicken, plus jack cheese and grilled mushrooms. My friend’s favorite version is the quesomush stuffed with the anchiote chicken, although she’s tried all of them and says that each version is worth ordering. She’s also partial to the carne asada fries. They have a nice selection of big giant burritos including the One Pound California Burrito filled with carne asada, or carnitas, both of which the folks love; or adobada or anchiote or grilled chicken, then each of these meat filled burritos is loaded up with potatoes, Mexican salsa and cheese. These are really big! They also have one called the La Paz filled with grilled shrimp and carne asada, rice, cheese and creamy tomatillo sauce that sounds like my brother’s dream come true. For something a little lighter, Santana’s makes a Caesar Chicken Burrito filled with grilled chicken, lettuce, Mexican salsa and a creamy Caesar dressing. All of their burritos are available with regular flour tortillas or whole wheat tortillas and their beans are lard-free. That’s always a plus in my book and that brings us to my favorite burrito at Santana’s. The One Pound Veggie Burrito comes with your choice of these four items: beans, rice, lettuce, potatoes, guacamole, Mexican salsa, cheese, sour cream or grilled mushrooms. A vegetarian’s delight or dilemma! Then there is the salsa. Santana’s has some of the best salsa I’ve ever tasted in either a taco joint or a fancy sit down Mexican restaurant. I believe they have six different varieties, and all of them are different from each other, and also quite a bit different than any other salsas I’ve tasted anywhere before. Your best bet is to come back several times and savor each of them separately. I know I enjoy dipping Santana’s potato filled flautas, or Calitapas as they call them, in these tasty sauces. You won’t be disappointed if you’re a salsa lover like I am. They could create a side business just selling their salsas.

Sept. 16, 2009

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