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La Chona Restaurant

La Chona Restaurant is just inside the San Pablo city limits, but we wanted to pretend like it was in Richmond. Like El Mexicano, this restaurant has a small cozy dining area, with a view of the open kitchen and prep area. Unlike Mexicano, the wait staff here serves you at your table with full menus and service. The staff are friendly and they have a good variety of food and beverages on offer, including beer and micheladas. As per usual, we sat down for our 3 taco sampler, Carne Asada, Carnitas and Al Pastor. La Chona Restaurant 1848 23rd St, San Pablo, CA 94806 La Chona Tacos Regular (Top: Carnitas, Left: Al Pastor Right: Carne Asada) Lauren (Carne Asada): Usually not a carne asada fan (because I am not a beef fan), I was very impressed with the carne asada here.  The flavor was mellow, and well marinaded.  With a little lime, this Carne Asada taco was nearly perfect.  The texture was great too- it seemed they used high-quality
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