Rudy’s needs to give up its Tampiqueno recipe

rrudy1.jpg Damn…decided to venture off the burrito page and forgoe them making one like a chimchanga for me at Rudy’s and was amply rewarded. Tonight was one of those gotta have red meat nights and went for the “Tampiqueno” sauce on the Ribeye which was too good to be true. Full of sweet and savory spices with enough kick to know it had a little serrano in it, enough that you can numb it with a squig of the cold beer, and not so much your ears are burning hours afterwards. Perfection.

Even my older two ventured off the taco and burrito menu and opted for the Chicken Nacho plate and were not disappointed. The rest of the clan stuck with their usual fare.

Rudy’s is another of those long time Monrovia institutions that has developed a following of regulars in Monrovia and the San Gabriel Valley. This is a family restaurant, meaning its run by Rudy Castrellon and many members of his family as well as being a very kid friendly place.

Since it opened in 1994 it has expanded a few times over and this spring opened up the “Cantina” with a Monday – Thursday Happy hour that is a lot of fun. I highly recommend their hand shaken margarita. They also have ample outdoor seating Friday evening during the Old Town Family Festival on Myrtle Avnue.

The details:
Rudy’s Mexican Food
602 S. Myrtle Ave.,
Monrovia 91016
Phone: (626) 303-3393

(click the pic to make it bigger…but why bother its a crappy cell phone camera covered with lint)