This week’s restaurant: Nancy’s Tortilleria, 348 S. Towne Ave. (at 3rd), Pomona.
Many are the times I’ve passed this Pepto-Bismol pink building with green awnings on Towne Avenue at Third Street and thought I should go in sometime. They seemed to sell food in addition to housemade tortillas, but would they have seating? Not knowing what to expect, I put it off.
With business in Pomona on Wednesday afternoon, I decided to try Nancy’s for lunch while I was in the neighborhood.
Nancy’s is three businesses in one. Their business card calls it Nancy’s Tortilleria Carniceria and Deli. Besides the tortilla operation, Nancy’s is a small market with a large meat section. Up front the deli sells takeout tacos, burritos, sopes and other items.
The white-jacketed counterman lifted lids off a series of metal containers to show off the various meats. They all looked good; I had planned to get carne asada but went with chicken instead.
I got a chicken burrito and a small horchata to drink ($6.23 total). There is no seating inside but two tables outside in the parking lot. Not the most pleasant seating on a blazingly hot day, but at least the building cast a shadow over them.
My lunch was very good, helped along by the very fresh and tasty tortilla. I’d go back, and if you don’t mind takeout, I’d recommend Nancy’s to you too. With that color scheme you won’t have trouble finding it.