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I promised but...

I know I'm not supposed to spread the word on this place but when I first started this blog, I told myself that I would post about interesting finds, not always about following food fads. Lately I've gotten sucked into the Korean taco trend so I have to redeem myself.

A few days ago, I went to Solvang and Santa Ynez where two different people recommended a place in Santa Barbara for dinner, called "Petite Valentien." They told me that I MUST get the mushroom crostini and that the entrees were really cheap without the sacrifice of the ambiance.

Our original plan was to eat at the shellfish company on the wharf but I've learned a thing or two in the past and it's to always trust what locals say, especially if they work in food or wine. So, my roadtrip troupe and I drove down to SB and parked our cars and walked on over to look for this place.

$18 entrees. ALL of the entrees were $18. They had entrees like kobe hangar steak, frog legs, escargot, shrimp, veal, etc. …

La Taquiza

I know, I know. Another Korean Mexican taco? Well, perhaps the Kogi truck started a trend, or perhaps it's just the perfect time for latin-asian fusion cuisine to emerge. Whatever it is, Kogi is not the only one doing the Korean Mexican taco.

Behold La Taquiza. They are known for their mulitas, which are two tortillas with cheese, meat, and veggies inside. Almost like a quesadilla, but on crack. Here are some pictures of those:

I eat at La Taquiza about once every two weeks, usually it's enough time for me to really crave it. The last time I was there, I saw a sign that said they were going to start serving Korean tacos. Yes! More than just satiating my cravings to eat Korean Mexican tacos, I was excited I would be able to compare the two existing Korean Mexican fusion tacos and blog about it. Truly, madly, deeply.

I met Miguel, the owner of La Taquiza, who explained how they went through rigorous test groups to see which combinations of flavors worked the best. I ordered the por…