I'm in mourning. My favorite Mexican restaurant in the world has closed. It blew up, actually. Earlier this month, Costa Brava was flattened by a gas explosion. So what if the cafe is an almost five-hour drive away, in Rocky Point, Mexico? I've been known to make the journey for as little as a 24-hour drop-in, just to snack on Costa Brava's incomparable enchiladas (ladled in delightfully sour chile sauce) and chimichangas (a trio of cigar-fat crispy shells gorged with the most lusciously spiced, juicy carne). It's been a favorite of my entire family for more than 30 years; my aunt and uncle drove almost 10 hours round trip in one day not so long ago, just so they could have lunch at... More >>>
Don Marco's Lupe Ramirez and son Joe Jr. do wonders on the west side.