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Wednesday, 18 November 2015



Seriously, Cathy? Her name is Carmen, not Maritza. Maritza's is named after Carmen's daughter, if I remember correctly-- a tradition in their family. Carmen's brother Carlos runs "Carmen's Mexican Food", also in Claremont, which was originally named after Carmen by their parents. If you've been going there since the late 80's I have no idea how you don't know this... I've been eating there for only 15 years or so.


Wow. I must say that the lady behind the counter, (who is the owner and recognizes me and my husband when we drive out here from East County maybe once a month), does not call me by name, just as I don't call her by name, 'Ike'. I'm guessing you like the food here, which is the point of this blog.

Soo @ hungryones

Mmm... I could go for some carne asada and carnitas tacos. Place isn't very far away. :-)


I've been here many times but still have not tried the elusive carnitas. Always sold out when I go after work =(.


Carnita only on Wednesday, and not in taco form, Soo...but the carne asada is daily. It's a nice place in your part of town.

Oh, Junichi...someday...but in the meantime, so much else here is just good, too.


What a great little place. It is so nice to hear of the good family who owns it and takes pride in their offerings. I like the display on their counter.


I worked in this area for one of the Presidential elections(it was a rainy day) and stopping at Maritza's was relaxing and unusually good after some incidents I needed to log. The counter displays are so interesting at just about every ethnic restaurant...I should document more of those; this one is so cute.


Glad to see such a great write up of Maritza's! This is such a fantastic neighborhood place and the food is always fantastic! We're never disappointed. The carne asada burritos really are the best in town.


Thanks, Allie. I agree that the carne asada is the best/most flavorful of anywhere. Welcome (back) to the commenting side of our blog.

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