Olivia's Cafe

★★★★★

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Forget everything you thought you knew about Mexican cuisine. This is the real deal: homemade meals dished out by a talented and kindly trio of grandmother, mother, and daughter.

Feel free to order anything on the menu and be prepared to take a thousand mile journey south and far across the border and away from the likes of tourist towns, sitting in a family's home for fresh meal that's been prepared just for you.

Upon taking your order, and only upon taking your order, the process of creating your meal begins. If you're lucky enough to order something that requires corn tortillas, you get the freshest ground corn cooked into piping hot discs and brought out from the kitchen and onto your plate.

If you have a hard time deciding what it is that you want to bless your tongue with, I suggest starting out with the trio plata of sope, taco, and chile relleno. Yes, you can find these items at taquerias, but Olivia's and those establishments are worlds apart in the freshness, preparation, and pride/love with which they serve these favorites. If you feel more adventurous, try something less common, like any of the dishes featuring nopales.

My absolute favorite eatery in Salinas.

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★★★★★

Forget everything you thought you knew about Mexican cuisine. This is the real deal: homemade meals dished out by a talented and kindly trio of grandmother, mother, and daughter.

Feel free to order anything on the menu and be prepared to take a thousand mile journey south and far across the border and away from the likes of tourist towns, sitting in a family's home for fresh meal that's been prepared just for you.

Upon taking your order, and only upon taking your order, the process of creating your meal begins. If you're lucky enough to order something that requires corn tortillas, you get the freshest ground corn cooked into piping hot discs and brought out from the kitchen and onto your plate.

If you have a hard time deciding what it is that you want to bless your tongue with, I suggest starting out with the trio plata of sope, taco, and chile relleno. Yes, you can find these items at taquerias, but Olivia's and those establishments are worlds apart in the freshness, preparation, and pride/love with which they serve these favorites. If you feel more adventurous, try something less common, like any of the dishes featuring nopales.

My absolute favorite eatery in Salinas.

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