Growing up in Fresno I had always been afraid of downtown. Not afraid that something bad was going to happen, but more afraid of driving. I’ve always heard people complain about the one-way streets, so I just assumed I’d have a problem maneuvering through the streets myself. Well, it turns out I’m a pretty good driver, and I have yet to go the wrong way down a one-way street. 😉
Nowadays I find myself downtown a lot. My church is downtown, I work close to downtown, I’m at the library often, and my daughter performs at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. All this to say is I’m downtown so often that I actually know where things are, and I even know the names of the streets. I can probably even give you directions somewhere! 😉
So, since I’m downtown quite a bit, I’m always looking for a good place to go and eat. I drive by lots of places and often wonder if they’re good or not. The other morning I had to be downtown early. There is this little Mexican restaurant called Toledito’s that I drive by 2-3 times a week. It seems when I drive by there in the evening they’re closed, but that morning they happened to be open. When I first got there I was the only customer. (A nice little family came later.) The place is cute and small, but it looks bigger because of a mirror on the wall. The waitress was nice and she was very talkative. I found out that the owner of Toledito’s, and the owner of Toledo’s are brothers. (Although I don’t know why the spelling is different.)
After looking at the menu for a while, I decided to get chorizo and eggs enchiladas. I’m very picky when it comes to eating chorizo, so when I find a kind I like, I remember it well. And this one I really liked! This is also the first time I’ve ever had chorizo in an enchilada, and it was so yummy. The best thing about my breakfast, though, was that it reminded me of my great grandma. When I was little, I remember walking into her home and it would smell like corn tortillas, tamales, or enchiladas. This breakfast more than just hit the spot, but it also brought back memories. Memories that made my heart so happy.
If you get the chance to head downtown, I would stop by Toledito’s. They are on the north/east corner of Van Ness and San Joaquin. They are open for breakfast and lunch, and they close around 5 or 6 in the evening.
Since it’s the season of Lent, they also have specific specials aimed at those who celebrate.
I promise, if you go, you’ll enjoy the food. Well, at least I did. 🙂