Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Mex to the Max"

  (8 restaurants)     Aired on: August 14, 2017 
Restaurant What to Get Show / Episode / Recommended By Yelp! Rating Restaurant Notes
1
Andale Taqueria Y Mercado
7700 Nicollet Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423
(612) 259-8868
andaletaqueriaymercado.co...
  • Al Pastor Tacos
    thinly sliced pork w/ "original" pastor marinade; looks good
  • Carnitas Tamales
    cornmeal (masa) mixed w/ shredded pork w/ red salsa; "that's probably one of the most fla--if not the most flavorful tamale I've ever had" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.5 out of 5
322 ratings
opened in 2011; one stop shop, quick eat restaurant & Latino grocery store; "atmosphere is very authentic along w/ the taste of the food" (from its website); recommended by some of Guy's DDD crew who live in the area
2
Chichen Itza Restaurant
3655 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 741-1075
www.chichenitzarestaurant...
  • Longaniza Asada
    house made chorizo smoked over mesquite embers; served w/ sliced avocado, roasted tomato sauce, roasted onions & tortillas
  • Panuchos
    crispy fried corn tortilla split & filled w/ black bean puree topped w/ lettuce, shredded turkey, pickled red onions & a slice of avocado; looks good
4.5 out of 5
959 ratings
opened in 2001; family owned & operated restaurant specializing in Yucatecan food, maintaining the authentic flavor of this original Southeast Mexican Cuisine
3
Lito's Take Out
514 E Haley St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 962-1559
  • Posole
    soup w/ cubed pork, seasonings and garnish; looks good
  • Carnitas Tacos
    tacos w/ chopped seasoned pork
4.0 out of 5
187 ratings
second-generation, family-owned authentic Mexican restaurant
4
Lone Star Taquiera
2265 Fort Union Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(801) 944-2300
www.lonestartaqueria.com...
  • Carne Adovada Tacos
    soft-shelled tacos of sliced pork shoulder marinated overnight, braised, chopped & skillet seared topped w/ onion, cilantro & lime juice; looks good
  • Shrimp Burrito
    w/ rice, beans, cheese, sauteed shrimp in pepper-based sauce, cilantro, onions, tomatoes, sour cream & lime juice; looks good
4.0 out of 5
596 ratings
est. 1995; have run-down car & boots as art pieces; outdoor seating available
5
Los Taquitos
4747 E Elliot Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85044
(480) 753-4370
www.ltgrill.com
  • Carnitas Taco
    "up there with some of the best (tacos) I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Chicken Burrito
4.0 out of 5
703 ratings
started as selling tacos from a food truck; Other Recipes: Camarones a La Diabla
6
Taco Bus
913 E Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 232-5889
tampatacobus.com
  • Butternut Squash Tostada
  • Chilorio Torta
    Mexican sandwich w/ pulled pork & Ancho pepper sauce lined w/ refried beans on homemade bread; "one of the best tortas I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Puerco Asado Taco
    soft taco w/ seasoned roasted pork, fresh vegetables and Mexican spices; looks good
4.0 out of 5
770 ratings
opened in 1991; tacos served by a 35-foot school bus-turned-food truck; open 24/7
7
California Tacos & More
3235 California St
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 342-0212
www.californiatacosandmor...
  • California Taco
    "puffy" shell taco; "killer!"
  • Chimichangas
    deep-fried burrito
  • Enchaladas
    w/ chicken
3.5 out of 5
214 ratings
grandson took over family-owned pharmacy and made it to a taco joint; Other Recipes: Guacamole
8
Espinos Mexican Bar & Grill
17409 Chesterfield Airport Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63005
(636) 519-0044
espinosmexicanbargrill.co...
  • Puerco con Chile Verde
    marinated pork, braised & slowly cooked until tender in a fresh salsa verde consisting of tomatillos, green chiles & onions; served w/ fresh ensalada; looks good
3.0 out of 5
158 ratings
 Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Mex to the Max"  (8 restaurants)     Aired on: August 14, 2017