Anyone ever stop at the Mexican-owned hamburger joint, on highway 99 North, near Madera (between Fresno and Merced), before the Los Banos turn-off that cuts across to the I-5?
I was so impressed: hot summer day, road trip from Phoenix, AZ to Portland, OR, and hungry as heck... The hut-style place is right next to the empty highway, near the truck turn-off. There is NOTHING else around for miles!
The hamburgers were just right, greasy, torta-style bread, mayonnaise, avocado, ranchero cheese, escabeche jalapeños, etc. You ordered at the walk-up window, ate outside at old benches, and looked across a dusty, semi-agricultural barren landscape while semi-trucks rumble past.
Anyone know what I'm talking about?
I've eaten there twice on separate road-trips. The last time (Sept 2005), I drove past it driving north-- since it goes by so fast in the middle of nowhere -- and I drove another 10 miles or so for a way to turn back on to the other side of the divided highway. I needed to try it again after a couple years of not... hehe
If this is the first time you have heard of this, please, if you are in the vicinity for whatever reason, give it a go if it's still there...