Ay! Chihuahua, Fillmore CA

Phone: (805) 524.4642 Address: 1141 West Ventura Street Fillmore CA, 93015

Menu Favorites: Tacos, Burritos, Chile Relleno & Homemade Salsas. Menudo is a HUGE favorite dish during the weekend. The guacamole made with ripe avocados, chile, cilantro, onions, a hint of salt & lime – es muy sabroso!

Ay! Chihuahua has been a lifesaver on those nights when you just run out of time to fix dinner. “Ay! Chi” (as we call this restaurant at our house) serves a variety of traditional Mexican dishes. When I’m extra hungry my order consists of meat tacos or a meat burrito. I order the rice, bean & cactus or “nopalitos” plate when I’m not that hungry. You can have the nopalitos with or without egg. I ask for the bell pepper, onions, cilantro & no salt. Their Chile Relleno served in a corn tortilla -“A la carte”, is always savory, spicy & yummy. Service is always with a genuine smile & their salsa bar is lush, well-tended & clean.

Tip: Call-In Order if you are in a hurry – especially on weekends because the restaurant gets packed. Careful to not fill up with the tasty, chips, salsa & guacamole. Be sure to check the “Daily Specials” that are written & posted to the left of the salsa bar. Remember to leave a tip! The styrofoam “Tip Cup” is located to the right of the drink machine – far to left of the cashier.

Price: Affordable

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La Huerta, Oxnard CA

Phone: (805) 981.1471 Address: 2826 Vineyard Ave. Oxnard Ca

Menu Favorites: Fresh fruit and veggie juices bar, fruit & veggie salads, sandwiches are pressed on a grill.

La Huerta makes delicious fresh juices, Mexican style “pico de gallo” veggie salads, “bionico” fruit salads & “tortas” sandwiches. My favorite order is a large juice either pineapple and oranges or the mixed veggie with beets, carrots, celery & oranges. I also recommend the grilled chicken torta which includes mexican cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and avocado which is extra or the “pico de gallo” veggie salad which I order with cucumber, jamaica, pineapple, chile, lemon and salt. La Huerta offers the option of selecting and mixing fruits and veggies in both the juices and salads.

Tip: Call-in order at least 20-30 minutes before you arrive. La Huerta is standing room only and it gets packed! Expect to wait 30-45 minutes if you do not call ahead. Open 8am-8pm Mon-Sun. Call to make sure they are open. La Huerta has been closed for remodeling, holidays and vacation.

Price: Bargain! Salads, sandwiches & large juices cost $5.00 each and the portions are big.