The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Mexican @ Don Pico's Mexican Bistro, San Bruno (California)

This was the very last meal we had on our trip to California last year. We had spent the previous 11 days on a road trip from LA to San Bruno, our final stop for one night before our flight back home out of the nearby San Francisco International Airport. Highlights of the trip (for me) were LA's beaches (in fact all along the Californian coastline was beautiful, from Santa Barbara to Monterey Bay), my friend's wedding (our first beach wedding), and the breathtakingly beautiful Yosemite. For the boy, the highlight of the trip was seeing an actual space shuttle, and baby girl loved the farm animals at Avila Valley Barn. I have no idea what my husband enjoyed the most on the trip - most likely the food! We'd driven a long way from Yosemite to our accommodation at San Bruno, and we were hungry for dinner. Having just returned our rental car and with two kids in tow, we chose the easiest and closest restaurant to our hotel: Don Pico's Mexican Bistro that was right next door. I think we got lucky with this one, because we had a good experience at Don Pico's. The service was pleasant, the atmosphere was family-friendly, and the food was delicious.

The semi-open kitchen near the entryway:

Housemade Fresh Sangria (US$6.50) - refreshing with just the right amount of boozy kick:

Complimentary corn chips with salsa:

Ensalada Don Pico (US$10.95) with organic spring mix, mango, avocado, candied walnuts, pomegranate seeds, jicama, organic flowers and cilantro-based vinaigrette. This was yummy - sweet, crunchy, creamy, juicy, crispy and tart:

We shared a three-items-combination set from the Traditional Favorites menu (US$16.95), served with rice and beans along with our choice of shredded beef, ground beef, chicken or cheese in our selections. I cannot remember what we chose for the fillings for our enchilada, tamale and burrito, but I do remember they were all tasty and very filling:

As usual, hubby could not resist dessert, and ordered the Alfajores (US$4.95 for three caramel-filled, flaky cookies). These were lovely, and very sweet, so one was enough for me:

What a nice meal to end a wonderful trip!

[Prices quoted above do not include tax or tips.]

Don Pico's Mexican Bistro
461 El Camino Real
San Bruno, CA 94066
United States
Tel. +1 650-589-1163

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