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Old 11-24-2020, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Home of the Taco Dorado. I recall eating at Mitla’s while on a business trip to San Bernardino about 10 years ago.
Yep, they perfected the dorado. It's not my favorite style, but put some in front of me and watch them disappear.
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Old 12-04-2020, 12:34 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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How sad! Just the name makes summer afternoon memories come flooding back. I can even smell their cooking mixed with old timey Sea & Ski sunscreen lotion my mother invariably slathered her little blonde kids with. It was one of my family's go-to refueling spots. Dana Point was just a wide spot along the PCH with a few sleepy mom & pop shops.

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Old 12-06-2020, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Dana Point was just a wide spot along the PCH with a few sleepy mom & pop shops.
And Capistrano Beach (formerly "Serra") hadn't been consumed and renamed by Dana Point.
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Old 02-01-2021, 01:52 PM
 
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As long as we're on the subject, the very first Del Taco (known as Casa Del Taco back then) was opened for business around 1964 by founders Ed Hackbarth and David Jameson, at 38484 W Yermo Rd in the flyspeck town of Yermo, east of boring Barstow. That one stands to this day and still serves burgers, burritos, and tacos. It's called Tita's Burger Den and is a mere 2000' due south of the 15 as the crow flies and a bit farther as the roads go. I double-checked and they are still serving take out. There is no inside dining, just a few outside pikanik tables. The last time I was there (6 yrs) they had a drive-thru, but I don't know if that survives. The food sure was a hit with everyone in the car.

Say what you will about San Bernardino County, the 909, and the surrounding IE, but you can't avoid the impact on American fast food. Some of the major players (and former major players) were birthed here:

• McDonalds
• Taco Bell
• Del Taco
• Naugles (Riverside)
• Farmer Boys (Perris)
• Baker's Drive-Thru (San Bern, mainly an IE/HD chain, very popular)

In/Out missed the IE/909 start tag by just 10 miles to the west.

I'm sure I'm leaving some unmentioned, especially sit-down chains.
I was looking at Irvine on Google Maps a few months ago, and I noticed that the same Del Taco is still next to the same Albertsons well over 35 years later.

A younger friend of mine grew up in Capo Beach (he was in elementary school when you graduated from high school), and he married his college sweetheart, a girl from the peninsula (RPV or PVE). For years I've been grrr with myself for not being able to remember her maiden name...and I just refused to look it up. Come HE double toothpicks or high water I was going to remember that name and....something about this thread...I finally remembered it. An Irish nam. A fair Irish lass with blond hair.
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Old 02-01-2021, 01:54 PM
 
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How sad! Just the name makes summer afternoon memories come flooding back. I can even smell their cooking mixed with old timey Sea & Ski sunscreen lotion my mother invariably slathered her little blonde kids with. It was one of my family's go-to refueling spots. Dana Point was just a wide spot along the PCH with a few sleepy mom & pop shops.
I remember when Irvine had under 60,000 people. Now...5x as many people .
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