Psst! The REAL Mexican food is right next door to El Pollo Loco....
I can't believe how many times my boyfriend and I walked past Mrs. Garcia's and over to El Pollo Loco! We even peeked inside the window a few times before we came to our senses. After trying Mrs. Garcia's for the first time, we have never gone back . Not only is the food and service great, but it's conveniently located down the street from where we live. Guess that makes us lucky.
We visit Mrs. Garcia's about once every week and a half. We like the fish taco combo (fresh, not fried or battered) with rice and beans and a heaping side of fresh lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole and sour cream. They have a homemade salsa bar with tomatillo and other spicy flavors. My new favorite is the chicken fajita burrito. It comes with chicken, rice, fresh bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, sour cream and guacamole. (Sometimes I'm good and get it without the sour cream and guacamole.) My boyfriend also likes the chile colorado burrito. Sometimes we even split a simple bean and rice burrito.
The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They keep their facility clean and are very prompt. I highly recommend Mrs. Garcia's over El Pollo Loco any day!