Gustavo, as those of us lucky to read him down here via the OC Weekly and various other locales have long happily known, is not merely one of the funniest and most passionate writers on both local Latino history and the Mexican-American experience in general — his wonderfully barbed column ¡Ask a Mexican! has been entertaining people and/or driving them up a wall for years. He’s also a great music critic and excellent food writer. So basically he has the life I want. Not that I’m jealous. (Okay, a little.)
Anyway, he posted a brief piece on the top 5 Mexican restaurants in O.C. over at the LA Times, and if he says it, it must be true. I’m not brooking any argument here. And having tried none of them yet, I’m long past overdue.