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Tiki Kupcake
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Joined: May 07, 2008
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From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2008-12-31 10:46 am   Permalink

This is great! AceyTiki and I will be heading down there in August. We LOVE sushi and will go to one of the places recommended before hitting FI. We need to lay a good ground work before all those drinks, right? I will make sure to check in here, again before we go. I will also ask for recommendations of the other places we will be visiting. Tiki road trip for Portland, OR to San Diego for Tiki Oasis! Making tiki stops all along the way!

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Tacky Tiki
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: Tackyville, N. CA
Posted: 2008-12-31 7:15 pm   Permalink

I give my vote to the Acapulco as the best Mexican anywhere. I love their echilada sauce!! I've been eating there since 1970-72. Have never found anything as good yet! Dang, it makes me hungry just thinking about it! When I do head back to Alameda, I do eat at the Acapulco and then head over to FI. Just can't pass up either place. But alas, it has been about a year since I've made the pilgimage home.....


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Joined: Oct 26, 2008
Posts: 86
From: the Pacific island of Alameda
Posted: 2009-01-04 7:34 pm   Permalink


On 2008-12-31 19:15, Tacky Tiki wrote:
I give my vote to the Acapulco as the best Mexican anywhere. I love their echilada sauce!!

Actually, for the food, Acapulco is my favorite as well. I've been going there since I was a kid [my dad did the legal work when the family who owns it first started the place] and I love the burritos. There were two main reasons I gave the bigger thumbs up to Pinata in my previous post: First, Pinata's menu is much more extensive and more varied. Acapulco has fewer items and they tend to use a couple of distinctive sauces which make different dishes more alike. I happen to love exactly what they do, but others might find more to choose at Pinata. Second, Pinata is to margaritas what Forbidden Island is to rum drinks, with a world class selection and great recipies. Acapulco has only a beer and wine license. Of course the bar selection may be less important to someone stopping by on the way to FI.

Juanita's' food seems lighter in style to me, and perhaps less authentically Mexican. It's just different enough that it could easily be an individual's first or last choice depending on taste.

Hope to see a few of you at all three places.


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