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October 10th | family, food & goodies, san luis obispo


we had lunch yesterday at one of our favorite little mexican restaurants.

steve had a carnitas burrito

i had a veggie burrito

matthias had a chicken burrito

(david had soy yogurt and veggies, boo for a blended food diet!)

and of course, you have to have a coke with mexican food.

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what’s your favorite thing to order?

33 Responses

  1. Renae Dudley says:

    Yummy!! I love to order fajita nachos… I have a thing for grilled veggies! :)

  2. sarita says:

    cheese enchiladas!! oh yum!!! and you’re right – a coke with mexican food!

  3. Jenny says:

    MMMMM…… I LOVE this place and miss it like crazy!

  4. blissmamaof3 says:

    You inspired me! We had Mexican yesterday as well, steak tacos with avocado and sour cream, yum, yum and yum!!

  5. Trecca says:

    Love, Love, Love shrimp flahitas!!! Nothing’s better than an icy cold coke!

  6. Jenny says:

    Bean and rice burrito! And a fruit tea to go with it. YUM! In fact, we had burritos yesterday!

  7. Amy says:

    I love fajiltas. I think it’s a law that you have to have a Coke with Mexican food. :)

  8. Jennifer says:

    oh yum! Now I’m hungry!!
    I love chimichangas and fajitas. :)

  9. Gussy says:

    umm, everything.

  10. Robbin says:

    THIS is one the places we miss the most. We go there most times we come up to visit. Dan usually gets carne asada and pollo asada. I get a combo, usually enchiladas. I’m salivating as I’m typing this. We got Mt. Dew while they had it (or Pepsi).

  11. denise says:

    shrimip rico tacos every time.

  12. Michele says:

    You are a brave (and funny) woman to let someone photograph you chowing down on a burrito! Greatness! I’m from Texas so Tex-Mex food is a like a major food group here. There’s nothing like it. I can’t get enough of chicken quesadillas, fajitas or enchiladas. Soooo good!

  13. Chicken fajitas! YUMMMMM!!!!!!! We love us some Mexican food here in Texas! :)

  14. Megan says:

    mmmmm i love that place!

  15. carnitas.

    i miss them.

    carnitas don’t exist in indiana.

    just means i have to come to california.


  16. Merideth says:

    I have always loved their food but after seeing Food Inc. I love it even more.

  17. Kristi F says:

    Pork tamales!

  18. valerie says:

    yummm, wish we had this here!

  19. melissa says:

    Oh, I miss living in San Luis and Chilie Peppers. My husband and I both love their carne asada burritos.

  20. Margaret Scott says:

    Peri peri chicken and a side of coleslaw and spicy rice at Nandos, right by the River Thames on London’s Southbank. Delicious food, great restaurant!!

  21. Kristi says:

    We went to one of our favorite places on Sat. night. I ordered their “bowl of garbage” . It was a bowl of green chile over chicken and beans with a few tortillas on the side. So yummy! But, I had to have a margarita with mine!

  22. Vanessa says:

    Steak (grill) burritos

  23. Alli says:

    Lisa, has anyone ever told you that you have the best head o’ hair on the planet!!! Well, you do…

  24. Hi Lisa, I came over from Mustard Seed Creations, she posted about your giveaway. I’m so glad I came over. I’ve read a few of your posts and am sitting here with a runny nose from all the crying. Wow. A moment to put my problems in perspective. I have prayed for your family and will continue. I’m sure you have heard it a million times but… YOU. ARE. AN. INSPIRATION. and so is little David, what a little cutie he is. You have such sweet boys and the Lord is so good to bless you with such a supportive Husband as well.
    As far as Mexican food….my absolute FAV!!! We love Olivia’s Mexican Restaurant here in Riverside, CA. In 21 years (yikes!) I have ordered only 2 different things: cheese enchilada with beans and rice or Gary’s Special – 2 chicken and cheese flautas with beans and rice (name after my late Husband, Gary).
    Always preceded by TONS of chips, salsa and sour cream and of course a huge refillable glass of Dr. Pepper!

    Blessings to you dear!

  25. Philippa says:

    Hi Lisa, oh I adore quessidillas (ermmm spelling??) with melted cheese and lovely hot chilli sauce.. YUM………..and have to have a wheat beer with mine! Smiles..

  26. Jude says:

    chicken enchiladas!!! or chicken ACP,or chimichangas, or fajitas, or anything topped with guacamole… um, I guess I like mexican alot! 😉

  27. Audrey says:

    Ooh! Ooh! ooh!

    Quesadilla on white tortilla with pinto beans, sweet potato, guac, sour cream and habanero sauce. And a COKE. Or a Red Plum Nantucket Nectar if I’m at Bruce’s Burrito’s in Yarmouth, ME. Yes, Maine has burritos, too! Dern good ones, but nothing like CA.

  28. I love mexican food, it’s one of my favorites! I am boring though….I’m a chicken tostada or fish taco girl, (with sides of rice and beans!! 😉

  29. Ellen says:

    Visitng from Miss Mustard Seed and I have to say…yours is one of the sweetest blogs I’ve read – very honest, playful, real – and I LOVE it! Haven’t even looked at the amazing jewelry I’ve heard so much about, but I’m off to do that now! And some yummy fish tacos would be my choice!!

  30. Amy O'Malley says:

    It’s usually the same – luckily I live in a diverse city with some delish authentic hole-in-the-wall Mexican places – for him – chicken burrito with a side of rice and beans, for me – huaraches! (the food, not the sandal!) yum! Tacos Lupita – Lynn, MA… and now I’m going to have to make a stop on the way home!

  31. Summer says:

    Mmmm…. I love that place. We usually go there every time we get into SLO from the Bay Area. I love the chicken Rojo burrito. My husband loves their Thai Peanut burrito. I had their nachos the day I got married when I was getting my hair done!

  32. Cara says:

    I miss that place!!! Next time I’m in town I need to grab a burrito from there!

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