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Taquerias of Mountain View

Adapted from a blog comment I just posted:

Regarding Mountain View burrito restaurants, if I recall correctly, La Costena annoyed me because it involved driving and too many choices, so I’ve always been a Los Charros guy. I think we had La Costena the day Tellme had its first round of layoffs. We were in mourning for a fallen comrade and we needed to get AWAY so we got burritos and ate them in the park. Since it was on the company tab, Joe ordered their very largest burrito, which was, as he described it “about the size of a baby.” It took him two days, but as I recall he says he ate every bite.

Citing the ever-awesome Maciej Ceglowski, I then offered a link to his recent write-up of the most impressive burrito-related public works project our nation has ever undertaken:

The Alameda-Weehawken Burrito Tunnel

A must-read for anyone who digs burritos, tunnels, tubes, advanced physics research, or refried beans.

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  • Jenny– If you know the secret handshake–a description of which can be found by performing an obscure mathematical permutation on the HTML source code of this blog with the prime numbers from the Tapatio sequence–then the big G will issue you a 2008 Toyota Prius at the orientation, which will allow you to commute from a funky little pad in the Mission District of San Francisco in the carpool lanes down to Mountain View, where you will get your hair cut and eat all your meals, secure in the knowledge that even though you are working at a gigantic software company in the heart of the silicon valley, you’re still really very cool.

    Though, I understand that they are in fact looking to acquire some sort of tube technology from an interesting startup, as a strategic response to Yahoo! Pipes, which after decades of careful project management will result in a Public Beta in which actual employees can be transported between the Googleplex and the 24th BART station in vacuum-pressure tubes. As I hear it, if you get sucked into the G via acquisition, life gets pretty cush once they forget about you, so I’d recommend founding a plumbing startup.


  • The best taqueria in Mountain View is in that shitty strip mall with the Walgreens in it at the corner of Central Expressway and Rengstorff. It’s called Rincon Sabroso. Go there and order a trio of greasy carnitas tacos ($1.25 each). I guarantee you’ll be hooked. The atmosphere’s not much, but it’s the best carnitas taco I’ve had pretty much anywhere, and even with a drink you can get out of there having spent only $5.