This one hurts.
The San Bernardino La Costa Ostioneria, 464 S. Mount Vernon Ave., has closed.
In a city full of Mexican restaurants, La Costa, housed in a former Dairy Queen, was our top pick for authentic Mexican fare and delicious seafood.
Not sure exactly when it closed, but the most recent review on Yelp is from the end of January.
I realize there’s another location in Redlands and although I believe the two restaurants were connected at one time, they haven’t been for a long time.
I’m really going to miss La Costa. Somebody let us know if Lupe and crew surface somewhere else.
Life is full of choices.
Today’s (March 14) choice involves Baker’s Drive-Thru, 60 bean burritos, red sauce and green sauce.
That’s right… today’s Baker’s Drive-Thru 60th anniversary deal is a 60 red or green burrito.
followers of this blog know that the Inland Empire-based Baker’s is
celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and has been frequently
offering coupons for 60 deals for its Facebook fans (and others).
Unlike yesterday’s 60 taco deal, you’ve gotta have a coupon, which you can find here and either print out or display on your mobile device. And there’s a limit of one per coupon and one deal per person or per car. The coupon is valid today only.
Baker’s Drive-Thru locations can be found throughout the Inland Empire.
Intrepid reporter Andrew Edwards has taken on Taco Bell’s new Doritos Locos tacos, which launched nationwide on Friday (March 8).
You might have seen Andrew’s earlier video, wherein he proved the existence of Jack in the Box’s bacon shake by sampling and reviewing it.
Head over the jump to see what Andrew has to say about the culinary mashup.
If you’re one of those who’s going meatless on Fridays, you’ll be glad to hear of this deal.
Fridays through April 6, you can pick up a vegetarian or grilled veggie burrito and a regular fountain drink for only $6 (plus tax) at any SoCal Qdoba Mexican Grill. No coupon required.
It’s a pretty good deal, since normally the burrito by itself is more than $6.
Inland Empire locations include Upland, Redlands, Ontario and Moreno Valley.
Linda McCartney would’ve been proud.
As expected, Baker’s Drive-Thru has posted its third coupon this week on its Facebook page.
Today’s coupon is for a free combination burrito.
As usual, you can print it out or display it on your mobile device. One coupon per person or per car per visit. The coupon is valid today (January 27) only.
There’s no Facebook event page created, so click here for the coupon.
Thanks again to Baker’s Drive-Thru for its generosity! Baker’s restaurants can be found throughout the Inland
Today Baker’s Drive-Thru has posted a coupon for its second giveaway of the week (the chain has announced a third freebie for Friday) for its Facebook fans (and other), this time for a spicy rolled quesadilla.
Dine 909 approves.
Click here for the Facebook event page for the giveaway. As usual, you can print it out or display it on your mobile device. One coupon per person or per car per visit. The coupon is valid today (January 25) only.
Thanks to Baker’s Drive-Thru for being an Inland Empire original and for its generosity! Baker’s restaurants can be found throughout the Inland Empire.
San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino has mixed things up in its Serrano Buffet.
The Mexican buffet night has moved to Friday night, replacing the typical seafood buffet, which is now on Wednesday.
Also, barbecue night has been moved to Tuesday.
But that’s not the big news.
The big news is that they’ve also revamped the menu.
Dine 909 was one of a select group of media folks invited to a special tasting dinner hosted by Chef Joe Craighead and Food and Beverage Manager Bob Svonkin a few weeks back. I enjoyed pretty much everything I sampled that evening.
The changes are welcome, since while I’ve always thought that the Serrano Buffet was good, I’ve also thought that there was room for improvement.
Head over the jump to read on!
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.