Recently the hospitality industry was saddened by the news that Dolores died at the age of 90.
The menu is large and full of traditional favorites. One area they excel in is with a large slate of burritos. The Carne Asada, my son’s favorite, is not only huge but full of flavorful beef.
Fresh guacamole and salsa Mexican help to fill it up. It is priced under $7.00 so it is a bargain. Another popular pick includes the Abodado with chunks of marinated pork.
There is a wide variety of tacos as well like a beef version with lettuce, cheddar and enchilada cheese sitting inside a hard shell taco. Seafood lovers will want to order the Fish edition that includes tartar sauce, lettuce and salsa sitting inside a soft corn tortilla.
I’m a big fan of their tostadas that have a fresh look and taste plus they continue the theme of large sizes. The bean tostada is a loving combo of lettuce and two cheeses. Priced at $2.95 you can order two without the worry.
There are 18 combination plates with just about every choice you can think of. For instance, the No. 3 features two enchiladas with rice and refried beans. By the way, the beans are especially good as they are a little firmer than others you will find around town. The rice is equally tasty as it is moist and a little al dente.
One of the more intriguing combos is #18 with shrimp cooked with butter, onion and chopped fresh garlic. Lettuce, sliced tomato and avocado are included along with a choice of corn or flour tortillas.
Quesadillas are simple and they fill up the whole plate. The plain pick is just that, a generous portion of cheddar sitting inside a flour tortilla.
Tortas are Mexican sandwiches that include guacamole spread that adds to the flavor. They offer seven varieties like pork chorizo with eggs. A chicken version has meat cooked with bell pepper, onion and tomato topped with lettuce.
If you are just getting started with your day think about Roberto’s for breakfast. They have a quartet of offerings like a Potato Breakfast Burrito for $5.25. The Bacon or Ham Breakfast selection is packed with meat, potato and eggs.
They offer the usual slate of drinks like Pepsi, Sierra Mist and raspberry iced tea but you may want to try something a little different like Horchata or Tamarindo. A 20-ounce size is just $2.00, and a 32-ounce is $2.50. Bottled water is $2.00.
It must have been fun for the Robledos when they were just getting started. First, they made the tortillas and then family recipes were used at the taco shops.
Mexican cuisine is everywhere but the survivors are the ones who do it well for a great price. Roberto’s fits the bill.
Roberto’s Taco Shop, various locations throughout the valley. Take-out and curbside delivery available. Some have drive-thru. www.robertostacoshop.com.