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Monday, August 20, 2012

Disneyland Nachos



We have so much information on Mexican food at Disneyland that we can't even fit it all into one entry. Follow these links to learn more:

Disneyland Park

Disney's California Adventure

Downtown Disney

Resort-wide (including hotels)


When I first started this blog I had the goal in mind of reviewing every single Mexican restaurant in Orange County. As time went on that goal seemed harder and harder to attain. While I'm still working at it I have also set some smaller goals. One of them is to try all the Mexican food at the Disneyland Resort. At first I thought that just meant eating at the three Mexican restaurants on the property, but then I found out it would entail more than that since Mexican food can be found at Disneyland that is not available in just the three three Mexican restaurants there.

Then I got the idea of having the goal of trying all the different nachos at the resort. This seems to be an attainable goal, so here are pictures of different nachos you can get while visiting Walt's world:

White Water Snacks

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This spot is an adjunct of the Grand California Hotel that rests between Downtown Disney and Disney's California Adventure. It is primarily for hotel guests but anyone can go to it. I believe you can have your nachos topped with chicken or beef.

Tortilla Jo's Taqueria

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While nachos are not a super authentic Mexican food item Tortilla Jo's Taqueria is a much more authentic Mexican place overall than you would expect to find at Disneyland. I mean, they even have Jarritos and aguas frescas, and they make your tacos for you right in front of you. Or burritos, if that floats your boat. Here I got some carnitas nachos that beat out the other nachos shown here.

ElecTRONica Truck

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This truck may not even be around anymore but if you see it you can get regular cheese nachos with jalapeƱos or chicken nachos with the works. I just had to show it here because a TRON truck with nachos? Yeah, that's a unique concept. I think the jalapeƱos were supposed to be reminiscent of the glowing discs seen in the TRON movies.

Avalon Cove Bar

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If you can find this bar behind King Triton's restaurant at California Adventure then you can order up some lobster nachos. Of the bunch, these nachos are most definitely meant to be shared as finger foods with probably 3-4 people, not as an entree for one. And don't be concerned that you'll be eating Sebastian from The Little Mermaid. Sebastian was a crab, not a lobster, despite looking like a lobster/crab hybrid.

ESPN Zone

Zone Queso Chips

Okay, ESPN Zone also has nachos and I think they used to call them nachos but now they call them Zone Queso Chips (or Queso Zone Chips?).

Are there any nachos available anywhere at Disneyland that I'm missing? If so, please leave a comment and let me know.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mi Casa RSM Grand Opening

Mi Casa, the traditional Mexican diner that has been operating in Costa Mesa for some 4 decades, will be celebrating a grand opening for their new Rancho Santa Margarita location this coming weekend. Click on the image below to see all the details:

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

National Dine Out Day, August 8th

I haven't posted for a while but I haven't forgotten the blog and there are more good things on the way. Here's a press release that I just got and I'll post it since the proceeds from this event go towards a great cause:

National Dine Out Day - TOMORROW - Dine for a cause!

MasterCard recently launched their Dine and Be Generous campaign supporting Stand Up To Cancer. From July 10, through September 28, 2012, when cardholders spend $10 or more for a meal on their card, MasterCard will donate up to $4 million to Stand Up To Cancer – one precious cent at a time. Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 8th, MasterCard is hosting a National Dine Out Day For one day only, MasterCard is doubling their donation from 1¢ to 2¢ to Stand Up To Cancer when cardholders dine out using their MasterCard card and spend more than $10.

Additionally, MasterCard is teaming up with celebrity chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Rocco DiSpirito to help support National Dine Out Day. From 12 – 2 PM EST on August 8th, Samuelsson and DiSpirito will take over the @MasterCard Twitter handle to answer questions and discuss their backgrounds, experiences, opinions and recommendations as it relates to food & dining.

We encourage you and your readers to login to Twitter tomorrow from 12 – 2 PM EST and take part in the conversation. And if you are dining out tomorrow, don’t forget to use your MasterCard.