My favorite taqueria
Driving home late at night & realizing I haven’t eaten all day and there’s nothing good in the house that would take less than 20 minutes to cook, and then like some kind of holy vision, the gleaming shiny Taqueria El Grullense appeared. Oh! Yummy! It was only $1.25 per chicken taco, with salsa, lemon, and chips; the chicken is always tasty, tender, non-gristly, on freshly made tiny corn tortillas. There’s something touchingly homey about the way you get your tacos on a cheap paper plate covered in foil.
This El Grullense is the best one in Redwood City, next to the “Vibes” head shop on El Camino. (Don’t confuse it with the one on the other side of El Camino a few blocks away. Fatal mistake.) Anyone following in the footsteps of Bill Addison (85 different taquerias in 10 weeks!) should start here, in the big parking lot behind the bus stop, where everything is so cheap delicious.