I love food, and I especially love supporting locally owned private restaurants. I might sound like Rachel Ray here, but, when traveling or out of town, I love to find places off the beaten path where the locals eat. These places are usually affordable and delicious.
It's even better when you discover one of these joints in your home town! Mexican food has become so Americanized and chain-like that I cringe almost every time someone asks me to go to a Mexican restaurant in town.
Long story short, a friend told me about (well, actually reminded me because I had been to this place several years back but completely had forgotten about it) some great tacos in town that are REAL Mexican tacos. So I returned to La Hispana for a try of their beef tacos last night. It might not look like much inside or outside, but I promise you'll find the real deal there.
I had a beef taco which consisted of steak, fresh herbs (cilantro), onion and maybe some other spices on a shell. It was so good and probably quite healthy. I also had a quesadilla that is one of the best I've had and far better than any you'll get at the other Mexican places in town. And it is ridiculously inexpensive.
If you don't care much about appearances and if you want to eat some real Mexican food, give La Hispana a try. They're on the corner next to El Mexico. With the Hispanic soap operas playing in the background, you'll feel like you're on vacation in the heart of Mexico;-)