Joel and I got together for lunch today, and we both had a hankering for some Mexican food so we thought we oughtta stop in on one of our local favorites...Super Mex. Super Mex started as this little hole-in-the-wall joint in Long Beach back in the 1970's. They gained a huge local following in their first couple of decades and started expanding. They now have more than a dozen restaurants around the Long Beach area, in Orange County and even in Las Vegas. Thankfully, though, they're still a family-owned operation and haven't morphed into some giant food conglomerate with bland food. Yup, almost 40 years after opening up shop their food is still top-notch. It ain't fancy, but it's yummy.
In fact, one old friend of mine who moved away to Chicago once even had me bring some Super Mex burritos on the plane with me when I went to visit him. Chicago may have Rick Bayless and his gourmet Mexican cuisine, but Long Beach rocks the kick-ass Super Mex grub.
One of my faves is their combo #1, a shredded beef taco, a cheese enchilada and some beans. A lot of locals prefer their burritos, but for me it's all about their shredded beef taco. It's comfort food to the max!
For more info on Super Mex and their locations, find them on the web at http://www.supermex.com/.