Cal-Mex Food

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Gustavo Arellano is the Managing Editor of the OC Weekly where he reviews restaurants and writes the popular Ask a Mexican column.  Today, he visits Mitla Cafe, the oldest restaurant in the Inland Empire.  It serves Cal-Mex food, which is style of Mexican food seen in most of the U.S.  It's highlighted by combination plates, refried beans with orange cheese and lots of sour cream.  Mitla Cafe is a family-owned business that has been operating in San Bernardino since 1937.  See pictures of the restaurant here.  

Mitla Cafe
602 N Mount Vernon Ave
San Bernardino
(909) 888-0460

Gustavo is working on a book called Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, due out Cinco de Mayo of 2012.  More about KCRW's stories about Mexican-American culture here.