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“Authentic, no frills, delicious”

Taqueria El Buen Gusto
Ranked #243 of 528 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican
Restaurant details
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Level Contributor
289 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
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“Authentic, no frills, delicious”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

I love it that as of this date the only other review of El Buen Gusto is in German -- it is definitely off the main path, well below the reviewers' radar -- and definitely worth a visit. It's probably an old chain restaurant property, clean but tending toward shabby, photos of the dishes above the counter, clientele largely hispanic with a few in-the-know gringos. It is straight-out peasant cuisine from Jalisco, and it's all there: enchiladas, rellenos, sopes, quesadillas (filled with meat of your choice and dripping -- not your anemic cheese-on-tortilla fare) and numerous other things. You order at the counter, grab a soft drink (or beer) from the cooler next to it, take your number to your table, ladle salsa into little cups, and then wait a very short time for bounty to rain down upon you. It is messy, heavy, greasy, filling and absolutely wonderful. Super Rica down the street has trendiness going for it, but El Buen Gusto is the real thing. Enjoy!

  • Visited January 2014
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