Simply because of easy parking we ended up in Tio Alberto's and how fortunate for us! The menu offers both comforting traditionalist choices such as burritos & tacos as well as some choices for the more adventurous. We ordered chicken and carnitas tacos; soft tortillas with wonderfully spiced meat (not soggy boiled chicken!). Taking a chance on the day's special (not on the menu) we ordered the Veracruz Tamale. Outstanding! Choice of veggie, chicken or beef, we got both veggie & chicken. The filling was full flavored - not just spicy, the corn batter is moist and the right amount (not too thick or dry as most tamales are). Best of all is the wrap; instead of the usual flavorless corn husk, Tio's are wrapped in a banana leaf and steamed perfectly. The leaf adds an insanely great flavor, reminds me of a Hawaiian Taro Leaf wrapping. Subtle yet distinctive, the whole tamale is infused with the steamy taste of this unique flavor. I live in No. Cal and will stop by Titio's on my way up AND down the coast- and have recommended the stop to my friends & family. I just hope the tamales are often available... although I presume the rest of the offerings are just as good! Personal and very friendly service- and nice fish tank too!
Pros: Outstanding food, service, ambiance & parking
Cons: none! Are they too busy at any specific time? We had no wait, but were there at an off hour