Oh Comedor Guadalajara, you had us at Hola: Lunch $10 and Under
At Comedor Guadalajara the menu features day-of-the-week specials, but there are also daily specials posted on the board. We ordered from these selections on our recent visit. Red snapper fillet lightly fried, with a spinach enchilada, rice, and a nice side of sauteed corn & zucchini, and a well-proportioned chile relleno accompanied by the same set of sided dishes.
Before we tackled these, a big bowl of chips and salsa arrived at our table as well as large sodas. Next, came cups of tasty vegetable soup, which come with all Lunch and Daily Special orders. The lunch/daily specials ranged in price from $6.50-$9.00.
The restaurant, family owned and operated since 1968, does a swift lunch business. When we pulled into the parking lot, it was quite full. The décor at Comedor Guadalajara doesn't have any pretensions of "sophistication". Inside, the place is surprisingly large, and the emphasis is on the food.
This is Mexican food like Grandma makes it, in a decidedly casual setting. There is no "mild" salsa on the table, no "lite n' healthy" options on the menu.
Yes, to pick a favorite Mexican food restaurant would be a very difficult task. That said -- our short list definitely includes Comedor Guadalajara.