Most days this foodblog has fresh posts from Kirk or Cathy. But today, Ed (fromYuma) gets to tell you about a new old place (or is it an old new place?) in Yuma.
Ana’s (also spelled Anna’s) had been a tiny Mexican eatery in my neighborhood of Yuma for as long as I can remember. It always seemed like a cart/restaurant crossbreed with its tiny kitchen, window service, and small eating area surrounded by steel cage walls. A minimalist burrito shack:
About a year ago I noticed that the place had more customers than usual, and when I stopped in, I was told that Ana’s had been sold to Jector, of Jector’s Breakfast Burritos. Now it is called Jector’s Too:
So today you can get a wide range of breakfast burritos there – most of the ones available at the original location. In addition, the new management has not discarded the best parts of Ana’s old menu. That means they will fix you a breakfast burrito with carnitas or al pastor as well as bacon, sausage, or asada:
A couple of years ago, Ana’s won the local newspaper poll for the best menudo in town, quite an accomplishment for such a small place. And Jector’s Too still prepares outstanding Menudo on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:
The rich broth filled with abundant tripe and nixtamal is certainly one of the best in town. It comes with a grilled bread roll (or tortillas), as well as onion, cilantro, dried chili flakes, and lemon or lime wedges:
Other tortas – and I’ve tried every one – are just as good even if I don't have pictures of them. I also love the jalapeno and carrot escabeche that is included. A bite or 2 of hot pickle cuts through the richness of the sandwich and, for me, adds just the right touch.
Dinner plates and excellent aguafrescas also available.
Too often restaurateurs open a 2nd location and everything starts going downhill. Not this time.
Jector's Too, 252 E. 24th, 928-539-9595. Open daily around 7 am; closes 6pm M-S and 2pm Sun.