LOS TAMALES POBLANOS in Oceano added at ♦ Quite good tacos, very authentic with their own touch. No credit cards, simple menu, very low-key operation. Nothing overwhelmingly impressive. Might return merely for support, as there are far better tacos nearby.
LOS COMADRES SALVADOREAN in Santa Maria added at ♦♦ Now here is a new twist. There are no tacos served here! Papusas!!! Fried bananas and very interesting–and good–tamales fairly different from typical Mexican tamales. I wandered in here looking for new tacos and found NEW FOOD I had never experienced before: Papusas hot and fresh and oozing with queso and packed with well-flavored meat. The darkest, brownest–and clearest–horchata I have ever seen. So happy I found this nestled smack dab in the middle of my usual taco-stomping grounds on Main Street. The shredded cabbage and rice vinegar? side garnish is to DIE for.