Recipe for success: good food, service, prices


AMERICAN DREAM—Above, El Tecolote owner, Benjamin “Ben” Guardado. Below, a generous portion of Monterey chicken enchiladas: grilled chicken with tomatillo sauce, garnished with guacamole and sour cream and sides of rice and refried beans.

The family-owned-and-operated El Tecolote restaurant in Camarillo takes its name from a Spanish word for owl, and it’s a very wise establishment indeed. For more than 70 years it has thrived in the area, supported by multi-generational families who even help...

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