Why in the hell someone would name a restaurant Frogs is beyond me, BUT…in spite of a really weird name, the food is really good. It’s in the dreaded East County in a sad little shopping center at the corner of Campo Rd. and Kenwood on the Casa de Oro side of Mt. Helix. They expanded recently and remodeled. The old space is now a bar and the new dining room is larger but perhaps somewhat spartanly decorated. Along with a new space comes a new menu. There are a few tacos, burritos and enchiladas, but more of the menu is made up of alambres, pambazo sandwiches (cousin to the torta ahogada) and huaraches.
I happened to be out in that neck of the woods this morning and stopped in to check out the new digs. I also had the Huarache Entomatada…spicy chunks of pork and strips of nopales in a spicy sauce, on top of an oblong raft of masa with a generous smear of refried beans, all topped off with some cool green lettuce, a little sour cream and a sprinkling of cotija. It was good, the spicy level hot but not searing and way more than I could eat.
It’s worth checking out, maybe not worth a drive inland from the beach. Good traditional Mexican food at reasonable prices served by some really, really nice people