Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill

Located in the Pacific Wharf food area of Disney’s California Adventure park, this is a (somewhat) quick serve place. Stand in line, order at a register, then wait at the window for your food order. There’s plenty of seating as this place shares seating with all the other food spots in Pacific Wharf. I got… Continue reading Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill

Le Burger Brasserie Sports Grille

Le Burger Brasserie clearly benefits from its location — steps away from the intersection of Bally’s and Paris and, more importantly, all the convention halls filled with out-of-towners unwittingly looking for a quick, cheap place to grab a bite. I landed here with family because of a Groupon for lunch. The potato skins ($10) were… Continue reading Le Burger Brasserie Sports Grille

Pepe’s Tacos

Pepe’s, which recently opened in the former Baja Fresh spot near the corner of Rainbow and Flamingo, is home to below average tacos at best. Each one was about $1.79. You might think that’s a good price until you try them. The carne asada was bland, dry and the quality of the meat was poor.… Continue reading Pepe’s Tacos

Johnny McGuire’s Deli

Below average food at above average prices. This is the kind of boring sandwiches you can get anywhere. Aside from the urban/hipster graffiti/sticker/license plate covered interior, there isn’t much that’s unique.The steak on the Marley sandwich was like the sliced roast beef you can get at any deli. The BBQ sauce that covered it was… Continue reading Johnny McGuire’s Deli

Siena Italian Authentic Trattoria and Deli

We came here for a family dinner and while it wasn’t a complete disaster, it wasn’t good enough to warrant a return visit. The wife’s raviolis were probably frozen because the insides were still cold. The presentation of my lasagna was nice — sitting in a little sauce pan — but the sauce was a… Continue reading Siena Italian Authentic Trattoria and Deli

Dragon House

Located in a small, old strip mall on Jones Blvd, near Flamingo, this place gets good reviews, but based on my one experience getting take-out I doubt I’d come back. We opted for two classic American-Chinese dishes — mongolian beef and cashew chicken. Each dish was a ridiculously large serving, probably enough for two or… Continue reading Dragon House

Old Fisherman’s Grotto

Overrated. We figured it was a tourist trap, but thought they’d at least have good seafood. The highlight of the meal was the clam chowder that everyone raves about. It had wonderful flavor and plenty of chunks of potatoes, bacon and clams. The wife and I split the Fisherman’s Wharf platter ($29.95). It had scallops… Continue reading Old Fisherman’s Grotto

Rare 120

Rare 120 is style over substance. It’s a steakhouse that caters to clientele more concerned with getting their drink on in a stylish setting than eating quality food. Don’t get me wrong, the food isn’t awful, but compared to other steakhouses around town it just doesn’t measure up. The complimentary pretzel bread wasn’t warmed up… Continue reading Rare 120

LBS Patty Wagon

The LBS Patty Wagon “Perfect Burger” ($7): beef patty topped with gruyere cheese, bacon, oven roasted tomato, frisee, red onion marmalade, LBS sauce and herb mayo. Sounds good, doesn’t it? I thought so. In reality, the patty was dry, devoid of any juiciness, thin, hard, and overcooked. It was like one of those nasty burgers… Continue reading LBS Patty Wagon

Diamond Bakery

After grabbing a banh mi over at Mr. Sandwich, I stopped into Diamond Bakery for a sweet fix. Not wanting anything *too* sweet, I opted for a bag of coconut macaroons. $4 was a little pricey, but it was a decent sized bag with roughly a dozen in there. Unfortunately, they were dry, dry, dry.… Continue reading Diamond Bakery

Rachel’s Kitchen

I’ve heard good things about Rachel’s Kitchen, but honestly I was underwhelmed. The BBQ chicken wrap was bland and a little dry. I almost always clean my plate but it wasn’t worth it to finish the whole thing. The sweet potato fries were decent, though. The grilled vegetable and chicken salad was drowning in dressing,… Continue reading Rachel’s Kitchen

Hash House A Go Go

With all of their hype from their appearance on “Man vs. Food”, Hash House A Go Go is always busy during peak dining hours, especially breakfast. Because of that I’ve always tried to avoid eating there. I finally gave in the other day and stopped by for dinner, even though they’re not know for their… Continue reading Hash House A Go Go