In a place where you have a lot of good options, los Gordos might not stand out but to people deprived of decent, authentic Mexican food it was a godsend.
Gene and I went to Los Gordos today. I got a carnitas taco. Very good, meat, was well seasoned, and had some crispness to it. Also, one chili relleno which was bad. Pepper inside was not fresh, dough left much to be desired and the cheese inside was tasteless. Gene got a burrito but he said the place we usually go, Burrito Bandito, had much better ones. This is not far from us and on a busy street where the airport is located. Lots of construction guys go there. You go through a line and they custom make your burrito as you point out what you want. The choice is large. I asked for some tamales to take home and they did not have any. She said they only make them now and then, so you lucked out. Gene did not care for the environment in Los Gordos. Redding has a lot of homeless folks because we take such good care of them here. Many are coming off of I-5 and passing through, but manage to cause problems along the way. We saw several come in to pick up food, dirty and with filthy back packs. I think he got a little nervous. Having worked with the police dept, I saw many everyday in and out of the dept, so I was not as bothered as he.
Anyway, we also like our chips served hot and very fresh pico de gallo. Yes, I know tomatoes are not in season but there are pretty good winter tomatoes these days that are at least red! There was a green salsa that was very flavorful with a good cilantro flavor that shined. I really liked that. Of course Gene is very spoiled and he loves my cooking. I do make a fair amount of Mexican food and tex-mex and he always says my cooking is the best. What can I say to that! However,even the cook wants to go out sometimes! I am happy that you were pleased with it and I know that when traveling, your eating schedule gets thrown off (at least ours does) and when we finally do stop to eat, it all seems to taste darn good.
How did Tammy Faye do on the trip?