I love to cook so when I go out to dinner I like something prepared well and something that is different. Todo un Poco (a bit of everything) definitely fits that criteria.
From the moment you walk in the door, you know it will be a different experience. Here is a small sampling of what you will see, including my favorite photo bomb of all time.
There is standard Mexican and Italian fare, like lasagna, different kinds of chiles relleno and tortilla soup. The tortilla soup was the best I have ever tasted. Then there is the not so standard fare, like Mexican lasagna, chicken and cilantro pasta, Punjabi Pizza and Jalisco heat pizza. They are all delicious and you will not be finding those dishes at another restaurant. What about dessert? The churros and ice cream are my wife's choice, but I can't get by the Elvis. It is a peanut butter mousse served with fried bananas, strawberry jam, chocolate and caramel. It is truly a dessert, "to die for."
A few years ago, we decided to eat at Todo un Poco for our anniversary. The owner, Maria Mertz, came over to visit with us and my wife started asking her about an ingredient in a chicken dish we had tried in Texas at La Margarita (also a can't miss restaurant). Their waiter had told us that the main ingredient was a fungus that grows on corn, but we did not know the name. Maria said, "you mean Huitlacoche. It is not on the menu, but do you trust me?" Music to my ears! She made us a special salad and this unbelievable good pasta dish with Huitlacoche and carnitas. It was truly memorable.
By the way, this restaurant is where I first learned Twitter could be effective. I brought my family in and we were seated at a nice table. Maria (link to Twitter account) looked over at me and said, "you are Twitter Ray, right?" Why yes, yes I am. Many of my clients get rewarded with dinner at Todo un Poco, but they must say Twitter Ray sent them. Cheers!
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, e-Pro
3412 Babson Drive
Elk Grove, CA 95758