I have been going to Estradas since i was 6years old, I'm now 31. My family and I have gotten to know the Estrada family and i always get the #14. 2 Shredded beef tacos with potatoes in the mix, rice and beans. I have tried ALMOST everything on the menu. They have recently remodeled the inside, yet its still quaint inside and cozy. Very homelike.
The service is great, and can be slow when its busy. All food is prepared fresh!
It is off the beaten path a bit, but well worth it. THe prices are great, as is the food!
The food here is fantastic. My favorite is the crispy chicken tacos served with rice and beans. You can't beat it. It is a very small pace so it fills up very quickly. The service is very slow, but that is only because they cook each meal to order, you can be assured it is fresh when it comes out. The staff is very friendly. They are a little out of the way, but worth it!
I've been here a few times. The building looks run down and condemned and parking can be hard to find and the inside isn't too nice either, but the food is pretty good. If you like authentic New Mexico/Mexico food - this is it. It has a distinct taste like none of the other Mexican food around.
Flavor! Best Mexican food ever! Love the chiles rellenos, enchiladas, quesadilla Maria (beef, sour cream, and other goodies). The sauces are delicious! Estrada's is not for a quick meal in a slick modern restaurant. Meals are individually prepared after you order and will take a while, and the restaurant is in an old family restaurant in a converted bungalow which is not modernized, but quite homey. The staff is friendly, but not usually speedy. One caution, on hot days the restaurant can become quite warm as they do not have air conditioning. Wine and beer are available, and Estrada's prices are quite reasonable. Estrada's is one of Escondido's hidden gems.
Pros: Delicious food, good value, friendly, homey ambiance, wine & beer served.
Cons: Not speedy, lacks air conditioning.