If you follow me on Twitter, you already know about the one thing I love just as much as food – running. I’ve been running for a little over three years now (longer than I’ve been blogging!), and during that time, I’ve completed seven half marathons (13.1 miles) and one full marathon (26.2 miles!). It’s safe to say I’m a little obsessed.
I’m in the middle of training for my second full marathon, so more often than not, I’m out huffing and puffing through the streets of St. Louis. I don’t listen to music when I run; I prefer to talk to myself daydream instead.
While I was out on a recent run, I was thinking about food (are you really surprised?) and all of the restaurants I’ve tried, as well as the places I’m planning on visiting in the near future (the list is long!).
As I was thinking about the last dozen or so restaurants I’ve visited, I realized something.
I eat in the city a LOT.
I guess it makes sense; I live pretty close to the city, and as a young and active 20-something, a lot of the things I enjoy are in the city. One of those things being food, of course. I try to hop all over St. Louis, but sometimes it’s easy to fall into a rut and visit restaurants that are concentrated in just one area. I’m going to work really hard to change that.
So let’s show St. Louis County a little love today, shall we?
I traveled back to my old stomping grounds for this particular review. North County, to be exact.
I visited El Coco Loco!
I adore Mexican food, so I was excited to try this little hole in the wall spot.
I arrived for an early lunch, and I had pretty much the entire place to myself.
It was spacious and clean, and I liked that.
My friendly waitress brought out some delicious chips and salsa to start:
The chips were crispy and warm, and the salsa was decent. It was milder than what I prefer, but other than that, it was tasty.
The menu was large and varied; it had many of the things you would expect at a Mexican restaurant – nachos, tacos, enchiladas – the whole nine.
I decided to go with the Huevos a la Mexicana. This translates roughly to “Mexican Eggs” (if I remember my Spanish correctly!), and consisted of scrambled eggs mixed with bacon and pico de gallo. It was served with beans, rice, and tortillas.
Looks tasty, right? Well, it was. It definitely was. The eggs were hot and fluffy, and I loved the addition of bacon. Bacon makes everything better, you know.
The rice and beans were also pretty tasty. The tortillas definitely came in handy; I made my own little egg burritos! Yum.
Service at El Coco Loco was friendly and fast, and prices were super cheap. My entire meal came to less than $15. I was a happy camper.
Since it’s all the way out in North County, El Coco Loco is a little too far for me to make this a regular spot, but I certainly wouldn’t be opposed to re-visiting if I was in the area again. Two thumbs up!
See you next week!