FrutiLand El Casa del Sabor – The best flavors from Mexico City.

470278_370534719674289_1072378156_oHaving lived here my entire life, I can tell you that driving down Grand Avenue with one of my long-time friends can be a walk down memory lane. And sometimes old memories die hard. That place was such-in-such and that was an empty lot, etc. etc. We tend to refer to businesses by names they had two decades ago.

So it was with great surprise one evening when I was looking for something new to try for dinner with my family that I found that the highest-rated restaurant on Grand Avenue in Arroyo Grande is a tiny little road-side stand called FrutiLand El Casa del Sabor. Brilliantly colored and right down town near the Halcyon/Grand Avenue intersection I had always thought “that used to be such-and-such” but never even thought to stop. It had been a greasy burger joint and my old-timer brain had failed to elevate it beyond that description.

FrutiLand El Casa del Sabor
(805) 474-8141

803 E Grand Ave
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
https://www.facebook.com/frutiland.frutiland/

So it took the miracle of brave co-workers always in search of the best tacos to convince me to make a stop one Friday afternoon. Bustling with activity inside, the helpful man at the order counter navigated us through ordering a delicious fresh Seafood salad, an enormous grilled Torta, and a plate of fresh blue-corn carne asada tacos. The Salad was so big it was served in a mixing bowl. The torta was easily the diameter of a dinner plate, and the tacos were a plateful in and of themselves. Everything, was fresh — even the delicious Agua Fresca drink that one of my team ordered — Strawberry and as big as a an XL milkshake! The fresh salsa, avocado, tortillas and tender asada meat marinated just perfectly were a delight. And the owners and their staff were so inviting and gracious. Although we had perfect conditions for a nice patio experience this is definitely somewhere to try when you just want a yummy, fresh take-home meal or lunch no matter the weather.It’s no surprise that this restaurant of humble character has built such a star-studded online reputation. Their food is delicious, flavorful, fresh and not processed — a perfect combination for today’s modern tastebuds looking for a little bit of Mexico City here in the heart of Arroyo Grande!

It’s no surprise that this restaurant of humble character has built such a star-studded online reputation. Their food is delicious, flavorful, fresh and not processed — a perfect combination for today’s modern tastebuds looking for a little bit of Mexico City here in the heart of Arroyo Grande!

Ashlea Boyer

Ashlea Boyer: Is a native of Pismo Beach, having moved here from South Lake Tahoe when she was just four years old. An Alumni of Arroyo Grande High School, she then attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, graduating with a degree in English Literature. After college, she spent 5 successful years working her way up to Management Editor of a national fitness magazine in Southern California, working for two of the three largest West Coast publishing houses. Ashlea return to the Central Coast for her wedding and stayed raise her family. She joined the family business in 2004 and began leading the Pismo Beach Homes Team with her Mother, Kathi Foster in real estate. Ashlea has been a leading real estate agent in the Pismo Beach area for 10 years, and has developed a strong client following in the area based on her dedication to our community and outstanding customer service. Our team, The Pismo Beach Homes Team, has been awarded the Quadruple Gold level awards consistently over the past 5 years with Keller Williams Realty. She has been named more than once as the "Agent of the Quarter". In 2011, Ashlea was presented with the "Top 20 Under 40" award by the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation for my professional excellence and profound commitment to the community. Ashlea lives in Arroyo Grande, California with her husband and son and she enjoy running on the beach, volunteering, pilates, snowboarding and the occasional scuba diving. She's active in many industry, community service and non-profit organizations and serves on the board of the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach, the Clark Center for the Performing Arts, and other community non-profit organizations. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *