For those of you who might have missed it on Monday’s business page, Rancho Cucamonga reporter (and Dine 909 contributor) Wendy Leung wrote about the expansion of Juanita’s into Rancho Cucamonga.
The popular Mexican restaurant began in Pomona in 1976, and served only red pork burritos and shredded beef tacos.
The restaurant eventually expanded (along with the menu) to include a second location in Ontario.
The new location expands the menu even further by adding French fries and chili verde fries to the mix.
The Rancho Cucamonga Juanita’s is at 9651 Base Line, at Archibald Avenue, formerly a Taco Bell.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Click here to read Wendy’s story.
Qdoba Mexican Grill is giving you a reason to celebrate National Guacamole Day, which is today (September 16)…free chips and guacamole!
You’ll have to have a coupon and buy an entre to get your freebie, but it’s still free!
The deal is good from 5 p.m. to close tonight at all Southern California Qdoba restaurants.
Click here to print (or display on your phone) the coupon.
Qdoba restaurants can be found throughout the Inland Empire, including Redlands, Upland, Ontario and Moreno Valley.
For more deals from Qdoba, follow @QdobaSoCal on Twitter or ‘like’ Qdoba Southern California on Facebook.
Del Taco fans, mark your calendars for Wednesday (August 10).
That’s when the chain will be having a customer appreciation event and dishing out regular tacos for only 29 from 3 to 8 p.m.
The limit? 12 per customer. That means you can get a dozen Del Taco regular tacos for $3.48.
I know lots of customers who will appreciate that rock-bottom price.
Del Taco restaurants can be found throughout the Inland Empire.
Update: A handful of Inland Empire Del Tacos are not participating. These include the three locations in Barstow and the one in Baker. Click here for a full list.
If you live in or are planning to visit the Big Bear area on Monday (June 20), think tacos.
From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, everyone is invited to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) fundraiser at the Sonora Cantina, 41144 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake.
Tacos will be sold for only $1, and the funds will go to support CERT, a group of trained citizen volunteers who support first responders in protecting themselves, their families and neighbors and neighborhoods.
CERT helps and supports fire and police personnel. If you’re interested in getting free training, the next 20-hour class is scheduled for Monday, July 18. You can register for the class by calling the Big Bear City Fire District Office at 909-585-2362.
Well, at noon tomorrow (May 27), 66ers Account Executive Jordan Smith will be at Qdoba Mexican Grill in Redlands for lunch.
Why do you care?
He’ll have plenty of 66ers tickets (and several pairs of Angels vouchers) to share.
Free baseball tickets sounds like a pretty good way to start your extended weekend!
The Redlands Qdoba is at 9990 Alabama St.
The drama at Nena’s Mexican Restaurant continues.
The longtime San Bernardino fixture shut down a while back, and has struggled to reopen.
First, the restaurant was slated to reopen April 25. That date came and went.
Next, there were announcements on Facebook that the restaurant would reopen on Monday of this week.
That, too, came and went.
They’d still been operating a nightclub — La Cama — at the location on Friday nights.
I was tipped off by a reader that the restaurant’s liquor license had been indefinitely suspended.
Sure enough, it had, on May 12. A giant suspension notice was plastered to the building’s front door.
It’s possible to operate a restaurant without a liquor license, but you certainly can’t run a nightclub without one.
Let’s hope they get things straightened out with the ABC and get back on track.
East Highland eatery Mi Cocina, which had been in its location at 7223 Church St. (at Base Line) for 20 years, has moved to a new location at 27961 Highland Avenue (at Boulder Avenue), in the San Manuel Village.
The new location opened Monday.
Click here to read reporter Andrew Edwards’ story on the move, San Manuel Village and other San Manuel ventures.
So, after I listed several recently-closed restaurants in the Inland Empire in the newspaper column last week, one of those restaurants has responded.
San Bernardino’s Nena’s Mexican Restaurant, 642 N. D St., posted a comment via Facebook on the online version of the column.
The comment reads:
Nenas Mexican Restaurant has only closed temporarily. We will re-open
our doors on Monday April 25, 2011. We would like to thank all our
customers for your patience and patronage. In addition to our regular
menu, we will introduce lots of food specials. We are happy to announce
our new lounge/club format.
So there you have it. The restaurant, 642 N. D St., will reopen April 25.
That’s good news for downtown diners.
After what seemed like forever, Sal y Limn opened late last month in Rialto.
The new Mexican restaurant is at 2019 N. Riverside Ave., Suite 1, just north of SR-210.
They’re open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Dine 909 stopped by earlier this week. Expect a “First Bites” review shortly.
Late notice on this one, but in case you’re wondering what to have for dinner tonight (March 7), how about heading to Wahoo’s Fish Taco, 11561 Foothill Blvd., in Rancho Cucamonga?
Wahoo’s is again hosting a fundraiser for the Freedom Courtyard project planned for Central Park in Rancho Cucamonga.
The restaurant will donate 20% of your tab when you present this flyer.
To learn more about the project, click here.