Carne Asada Fries in the Bay Area

As many of you may know - I graduated from UCSD (without honors): home of the Padres, Pacific Beach, beautiful women, but more importantly Carne Asada Fries. Don't laugh - I'm serious. I often say I'm going to San Diego to visit my college friends, but really 55% of the reason lies within that succulent mix of french fries, cheese, carne asada, sour cream and guacamole. To top it all off, the red indistinguishable salsa is out of this world!

Every night .... err, I mean... some of the nights when I wasn't successful with the women, I really didn't care, because the thought of Carne Asada Fries would put a grin on my face from ear to ear.

"What?!?! You don't want to engage in a naked pillow fight with me tonight? Whatever."

And off I'd go skipping to the nearest Roberto's, Ramone's, El Cotixan's, you name it. They were my best friends. I'd call them Bertos, Coti and I'd order and eat and know that no other women could truly satisfy me in the same way. I'd poke it, play with it, talk to it before each bite, 'you're naughty, yes you are', before shoveling it into my mouth.

Ladies and Gentleman of the Bay Area of Northern California, I have great news: My friend, the Reverend, has convinced a San Jose burrito shop by the name of Mondo Burrito to start making Carne Asada Fries and California Burritos (carne asada, french fries). I have already tested it and have given my approval. Aesthetically, they haven't mastered the art yet as you can tell by comparing the pic below with the one from above, but the taste will fulfill your needs.

The one drawback? Mondo's is going to charge somewhere in the $8 range for the fries, which is absolutely unheard of in San Diego. Most San Diegans would never pay more than $6, but, BUT, Mondo's is using fresh Guac - so I guess there's your $2 worth. Plus, everyone in the Bay Area who created this thread on Yelp, I'm sure, would happily pay the extra $2 and save the $200 on a plane ticket to San Diego. That is, until another Mexican restaurant starts offering it.

Thank you Mondo! Because of you, I will now lose touch with all my friends in San Diego. Goodbye guys and gals, I already don't remember your names. I've posted some of your pictures below in remembrance. I'll probably miss that one girl on the left. And that guy on the right with the blonde hair.....

Kevin L.
The Silicon Valley Bachelor

P.S. Goodbye Whale's Vagina - I'll miss you too.

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  1. Oh god, looking at that is making my arteries clog. That looks like the California version of poutine.

  2. Arteries!?! What are those for? I'm no doctor, but your taste buds, I'm certain, are far more important.

  3. God damn it I want some so badly. People here still give me crap for craving San Diego mexican food goodness. I'll have to make a road trip.

  4. Oooh, before you make that road trip, I just spoke to the owner of Mondo Burrito. He says they're only offering it as a Saturday special for now... AND they're only open from 11:30 to 8pm - not available at our typical 2am drunken mess time....

  5. Hey you 2 might want to try las vegas taqueria they have some carne asada fries...but yes SD has the best carne asada fries though. I might take a road trip too.

  6. I found this post after googling "Carne asada fries" and "bay area". I, too, went to UCSD but am back home in the bay area. And I too, share your pain in not being able to find a place up here that serves them!!!

    Awesome blog btw. I also know the frustration of being a bachelor in "man jose". Keep up the awesome work.

  7. doesn't Roberto use fresh avocado instead of guac? I remember it to be just fries, cheese, and avocado. Simple and heavenly with unlimited hot carrots on the side..ahhh

  8. Dear Random Rambles, you have your facts incorrect. I have never seen fresh avocado from a Roberto's Carne Asada Fries order. Avocados are more than $1 each at the store and that's a little too rich for a $6 order of fries. But it's a lovely idea...


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