Casual dining

Santa Ana: Taqueria Los Grandes

Great little taqueria, located about 1 mile outside the downtown Santa Ana area on the corner of 5th Street and Raitt. Arrive early if you want a parking spot, or find one off the street. There’s a handful of tables in the equally small dining room. Like their name says, it’s a “grande” size taqueria, with an extensive menu from the carne asadas to the lenguas to the menudo, which they serve daily. You can get it in taco form, burrito, or plates.

My supervisor took me here for lunch, so I am not sure how much my portion was, but he had the lengua (tongue) platter with beans, rice, and tortillas, and added a large horchata, while I had the large menudo, with corn tortillas and a canned diet coke. Our total came to over $20, so I am guessing it was about $10 per person.

The tortillas were nice and thick, not these wimpy ones you get at many places. They provided us with a couple of bottles of various salsas, and a thick gooey chili sauce in a bowl. A little went a long way.

The large menudo filled me up, but I wish it had more flavor. It didn’t have any kick at all, and relied on the salsas/sauces to do the job. Generous portions of tripe, but many were cut beyond bite size, which I had to chew like a cow to swallow.  Overall thumbs up, but not an outstanding taqueria to say it’s the bomb.

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