Tommy’s Mexican Food
Try the California Best West burrito. That’s juicy carne asada or chicken, diced potato, sour cream, pico de gallo, guacamole, and an acidic house red sauce on a fresh, homemade tortilla. (The tortilla recipe was reportedly bought from the original owner for $3000.) Established nearly 20 years ago, and formerly labeled Tex-Mex (don’t worry, it’s not), Tommy’s makes huge tacos, burritos in the $5 range, and amazing rolled tacos, all prepared with 100 percent veggie oil. The salsa bar holds exceptional mild and hot reds, an invigorating tomatillo-garlic blend, and a cilantro sauce that looks and tastes like wheatgrass. Delivery is free on orders over $25. Sidewalk patio seating comes with a cool ocean breeze.
— Chad Deal