From cozy family-owned restaurants to bustling eateries with mouthwatering dishes, there's something for everyone in Hesperia.
I can't wait to share my personal favorites and hidden gems with you as we embark on this culinary journey together.
Jenny's Country Cookin
I just had to share my experience at Jenny's Country Cookin the other day.
The country atmosphere was warm and inviting, just like the name suggests.
My partner and I were seated at a table for two.
I had the French toast with egg whites and sausage, while my partner couldn't resist the taco omelet.
And let me tell you, the food was absolutely delicious!
The pancakes were some of the best we've ever tasted, and my partner couldn't get enough of that massive hamsteak.
Aside from the great food, I have to mention the cleanliness of the place.
The dining area was spotless, and even the restroom was well-maintained.
Mexican Dishes at Tacos Wisa
I can't help but share my positive experience with Tacos Wisa.
I stopped by one afternoon, and the food was nothing short of amazing.
The torta de pollo I had was still intact and not soggy, with the chicken being extremely juicy and flavorful.
I also got an Asada burrito, which I enjoyed very much.
Their mint cucumber lemonade was a game changer – so refreshing, cool, and sweet but not overpowering.
While I loved almost everything about the place, my only complaint would be the salsa. But that's probably just because I'm used to my grandmother's spiciness.
I remember trying their carne asada fries through DoorDash once, and it was delicious too.
Havanazucar Cuban Restaurant
As a resident of this area, I've always been on the lookout for new and exciting places to dine.
I recently stumbled upon Havanazucar Cuban Restaurant and decided to give it a shot, and boy, was I in for a treat!
From the moment I walked in, I was greeted with warm smiles and an atmosphere that felt like home.
The service was lightning-fast, and the food was just amazing.
It exceeded my expectations, especially for the price.
The dishes were decadent, fresh, and the presentation made it evident that they put a lot of love into their food.
The menu offers a wide variety of choices, and I must say that it was difficult to decide what to try first!
I can't wait to go back and taste more of their delicious offerings.
Juliano's Italian Restaurant
One of my favorite places to dine when I'm craving some Italian food is Juliano's Italian Restaurant.
The no-frills eatery may be housed in an old building, but the charm it holds is undeniable, and it somehow makes the experience feel even more authentic.
The menu offers a variety of Italian staples, from lasagna to veal and seafood dishes, but my personal favorite is their Caesar salad.
Though the dressing is a bit different from the traditional Caesar, it's still incredibly fresh and satisfying.
The pasta dishes never disappoint either, always perfectly cooked and full of flavor.
Paired with a great selection of wines and cocktails, it's no wonder I find myself returning to Juliano's time and time again.
Whether it's a family outing or a romantic dinner, this local gem has something for everyone.
Los Pollos Bros
One of my go-to spots for a delicious and satisfying meal in town is Los Pollos Bros.
Their chicken is always flavored to perfection, and I can't get enough of their rice and potato salad.
The large indoor seating area, complete with booths, makes it a comfortable place to dine with friends and family.
What sets Los Pollos Bros apart from other chicken places is their selection of three different salsas.
My personal favorite is the green salsa, which has an incredible flavor, but if you're up for some heat, the red salsa is the way to go.
The menu offers a variety of chicken dishes to choose from, and they always serve a generous portion of chicken with each meal.
And if you're looking to catch a game while you eat, the full bar and TVs make it an ideal spot to grab a drink and enjoy some delicious food.
Taco My Hacienda
Ever since I moved to the high desert in 2010, Taco My Hacienda has been a staple in my family's dining routine.
We've ordered just about everything on the menu and even some off-menu items!
If you're craving burritos, tacos, or carne asada fries, this is the spot to satisfy your taste buds.
One of my personal favorites is their carne asada fries, but sometimes I like to switch it up and order it without meat.
With both cheeses, sour cream, guacamole, beans, pico de gallo, and cilantro, it's still an incredibly satisfying meal.
Of course, they're just as good with the carne asada, but it's nice to have options.
Tacos La Madrina
Oh, how I love Tacos La Madrina! It has quickly become my go-to spot when I'm craving some delicious Mexican food in our neighborhood.
Yesterday, I decided to give it a try for the first time after seeing their high ratings and glowing reviews. I couldn't have been more impressed!
I got there when it wasn't too busy, and the service was superb.
I chose the Kearny Asada fries, and whatever seasoning they used was mouthwatering. I can already tell I'll become a regular!
Everyone keeps saying that Tacos La Madrina has the best tacos in the whole High Desert, and I'm inclined to agree.
You can find their location here.
Samurai Sushi 2
I decided to try Samurai Sushi 2 with a friend on a Friday night, and we were lucky to be seated right away.
I must say, at first glance, the menu prices seemed a bit steep.
However, after receiving our food, it was clear that the quality of the sushi justified the cost.
The dishes were not only delicious and fresh, but they were also beautifully presented.
The portions were generous, and there was no skimping on the fish!
I couldn't help but be impressed by the freshness of the sushi at Samurai Sushi 2.
Unlike other places that offer all-you-can-eat or à la carte options, this restaurant didn't need any gimmicks to attract customers.
Mile High Cafe
One of my favorite spots to grab a bite in the area has to be Mile High Cafe.
I remember the first time I went there, I was a bit unsure of what to expect, but it quickly became a regular stop for me.
When I walked in, the nice decor immediately caught my attention, and it felt really welcoming.
On my first visit, I tried their clam chowder, biscuit and gravy, and patty melt, which were all amazing.
But the dish that really blew me away was their Enchilada Green Omelette - it was simply the best!
The combination of flavors, quality ingredients, and presentation made it an unforgettable meal.
Apart from the food, the comfortable seating and laid-back atmosphere make it a perfect place to relax and enjoy a meal.
Mama Loli's Mexican Food
Whenever I'm in the mood for some authentic Mexican food, I always find myself heading over to Mama Loli's Mexican Food.
Hidden inside a Chevron gas station, it's like a secret gem that only the locals know about.
The Bean and Cheese Burrito is my go-to dish, with soft beans and just the right amount of cheese. Adding their green salsa takes it to another level.
One of the things I love about Mama Loli's is the quick service and amazing food. They have really affordable specials every day.
Taco Tuesday is definitely my favorite, with their 10 mini tacos and 2 drinks for around $15.
You can dine in, but I usually just take out so I can eat at home.
Plus, they're available on DoorDash, which makes it even more convenient.
I've always been on the lookout for a great place to grab breakfast. Recently, I decided to give Jerry's Cafe a try.
I'm pleased to say that it did not disappoint!
The food was hot, tasty, and the service was friendly and fast.
They were attentive to my needs, even providing me with plastic utensils upon request.
Jerry's Cafe has been around for four years, and they are open from 7 AM to 3 PM.
Their menu offers a wide range of options, including delicious omelets, both link and pattie sausages, and a variety of sandwiches for lunch.
The customer service is top-notch, and the prices are reasonable compared to other high-desert restaurants.
Twozone Chicken Hesperia
I recently decided to give Twozone Chicken Hesperia a try after hearing some great reviews from friends and family.
I must say, I was not disappointed!
The variety of sauces offered was impressive, and the chicken was fresh and delicious.
Though the setup is more of a takeout place with limited seating and no trash cans inside, I found the dining experience to be quite enjoyable.
The food comes packed in a way that you can easily assemble it at home without the worry of it getting soggy, which was a major plus for me.
My favorite part of the meal was the sauce mixed - it was juicy and enriched the chicken with such amazing flavors.
Philly Steak & Subs
There's nothing better than finding a hidden gem in your neighborhood that serves up delicious food every time you visit, and Philly Steak & Subs is that spot for me.
The first time I went there, I opted for their classic steak sub, and it was absolutely tasty! I love that they offer grilled mushrooms and onions as options, and you can watch your food being cooked right in front of you.
The dining area is a bit small, but it adds to the cozy and friendly atmosphere.
My friend tried their bulgogi, and while they mentioned it was lacking in meat, it still had a good taste.
We also couldn't resist trying some of their hot and greasy fried options, like the zucchini sticks.
They were so good that I've found myself going back for seconds multiple times since that first visit.
If you're a fan of authentic Philly cheesesteaks, you won't be disappointed with what Philly Steak & Subs has to offer.
I've tried cheesesteaks all around the country, and I can confidently say that this place has the absolute best ones I've ever tasted.
D6 Pizza - Hesperia
Oh, how I love discovering great pizza places in my neighborhood!
Recently, I had the pleasure of trying D6 Pizza in Hesperia.
I checked out their website and decided to give them a shot after reading some pretty good reviews about their pizza.
I have to say, their pizza did not disappoint!
The crust was perfect, and they had so many topping options to choose from.
The Habit Burger Grill
I used to enjoy grabbing a quick bite at The Habit Burger Grill every now and then.
When I ordered onion rings, they were crispy and tasty.
Additionally, my burger preferences were noted, including the exception of cheese.
I usually order takeout, and I appreciate they're still hot and tasty when I eat them at home.
To Pho Vietnamese Restaurant
To Pho Vietnamese Restaurant has become one of my go-to spots for a quick and delicious meal.
The ambiance is nice, and I really appreciate their affordable prices.
One of the highlights for me is their unique Butterfly Milk Tea, which tastes like coconut water with coconut meat.
It's so refreshing! I haven't found this beverage at any other place in town.
Here's a link to their location on Google Maps.
My kids absolutely love their Pad See-Ew, and I personally enjoy their Vermicelli and Egg Rolls.
I do have to mention that the service can be a bit slow at times, possibly because they only have a couple of people running the floor.
Regardless, it's still a great place to eat in the High Desert, and I've had some amazing meals here.
I have been to Italian Kitchen multiple times, and I can confidently say that I have never been disappointed with the food.
The Sausage, peppers, and onions dish is my absolute favorite - flavorful and served in large portions.
During one of my visits, I ordered clam chowder as an appetizer and chicken cacciatore as my main course.
I enjoyed the clam chowder, I found the chicken cacciatore to be flavorful.
I'm planning to return soon and try out their pizza, as I've heard great reviews from fellow locals.
Supporting a local business like Italian Kitchen is important to me, and I want to love everything they have to offer.
Skillet Cafe Too
One of my favorite places to eat in town is the Skillet Cafe Too.
It's a small diner that offers classic, delicious food with huge portions and friendly service.
One of the best things I tried there was peppermint hot chocolate, which was incredibly well-made and tasty.
The cooks at Skillet Cafe Too definitely know what they're doing, and I'm never disappointed with my meal.
I remember sharing a huge plate of food with my friends, and we were all left full and satisfied.
The best part is there was so much food, we couldn't finish it all, and we got to leave with food to enjoy at home.
Last week, my partner and I stumbled upon a hidden gem in our neighborhood: Tacos Choix.
As long-time lovers of street tacos, we decided to give this place a try, and boy, are we glad we did!
You can find their location here on Google Maps.
The food did not disappoint either.
The meat in the tacos was of excellent quality, with no big fatty pieces, and packed full of flavor.
The beans and rice were equally delicious.
But what really stood out for my partner was their avocado crema and green salsa. She couldn't stop raving about the unique taste and perfect level of spice.
For all the menudo lovers out there, this place deserves 5 stars.
You can order it with or without pata, and they serve it with gigantic, handmade tortillas.
It was an exquisite experience for me!
One of my go-to spots for a hearty meal in town is Sizzler Hesperia.
This casual restaurant has been around for quite some time and has a good variety of dishes to choose from - be it steak, burgers, or seafood.
Their salad bar is also something I look forward to every visit.
The last time I visited with a group of six.
The food was decent, and our steaks were cooked consistently and according to our preferences.
Their wide variety of dishes and the delightful salad bar are also reasons why I keep coming back.
Other Restaurants Nearby
I can't recommend the Outpost Cafe enough.
This long-standing truck-stop cafe is not only a gem for its standard American comfort fare but also for its nostalgic, old-school interior.
I have frequented this place since I was a teenager, and it never fails to impress.
What makes this cafe stand out is its connection to Route 66 and its rich history.
Every time I step into the Outpost Cafe, it feels like I am taking a trip down memory lane.
The walls are adorned with memorabilia, giving it an authentic and cozy vibe.
One of my favorite dishes to order here is their porterhouse steak.
Not only is it incredibly delicious, but it's also reasonably priced.
You simply can't find similar quality steaks at this price in California.
Plus, it comes with two sides!
Their salads are also worth a mention, especially the large garden salad with tuna on top.
The flavor is just out of this world.
Hesperia has a diverse and vibrant dining scene that offers something for everyone's taste buds.
From hearty homestyle meals at Jenny's Country Cookin to authentic Cuban flavors at Havanazucar Cuban Restaurant, there's always something new and exciting to try in this charming town.
As someone who's always on the lookout for the best food experiences, I've had the pleasure of trying most of these fantastic eateries myself, and they never disappoint.