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by Biker Scout
December 21, 2009
by Mich B.
February 1, 2008
March 24, 2006
To start with, there is no parking anywhere near the entrance. You either park behind the restaurant next to the dumpster, or you park farther away off to the side, but without the smell. There is only one small entrance on the front of the building, and it opens in to a main room. The main room has very few tables and chairs, which makes it self-evident that this is a grab-and-go establishment. The dining area is not welcoming at all.
The idea behind Mundos is in the style of a Quiznos sandwich shop. For example, you order from the menu, then they proceed to make it directly in front of you, and then they put the product into an oven that cooks it within a few minutes.
When I was there, I ordered a Santa Fe Quesadilla, which, turns out, I could have made at home just by throwing some strips of grilled chicken along with a few drops of barbecue sauce into a traditional quesadilla. It also cost me $8.99! I was unimpressed. I decided that maybe that machine behind the counter had some fancy way of shooting some flavor into food when it was cooking. I was wrong. My food came out not only distasteful, but also dry as can be.
I understand how the owner of Mundos came about his idea, and it works for Quiznos. It just doesn’t translate at all to Mexican food, at least, not in this case.
The owner does have another more traditional Mexican food restaurant named Mariachis that isn’t half bad. When they first opened, the food was quite good. Then they changed up the menu and, I believe, removed a few ingredients to make a bigger profit, and the quality took a nosedive. Still, I would recommend Mariachis over Mundos any day of the week.
The best-kept secret for great Mexican food, however, can be found on the "other side of the tracks." They are known simply as "The Taco Trucks." Look for my review of the taco trucks later.
If you interested in finding Mariachis, it is located at 2675 Geer Rd., inside the University Plaza shopping center.
From journal Historic Turlock, California