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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Taco San Pedro

Taco San Pedro
3060 W Lincoln Ave
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 484-0802

Listing at Beach California

Listing at

No known official website.

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Street Sign


Menu Board

Tacos and Sopes

Rico Mole

Three Tacos

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cinco De Mayo 2015

Fiesta like There’s No Mañana – CINCO DE MAYO at Mi Casa!
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

For 44 years Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant has had the perfect recipe for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo party: delicious Mexican food, ice cold fresh margaritas, music, and friendly staff all in a festive environment.  This year the celebration will last the entire day with Taco, Beer and Margarita specials throughout the entire restaurant from open – 10pm.  Grab your sombrero  and join Mi Casa for “Fiesta Like There’s No Mañana” - the most festive Cinco De Mayo celebration in Orange County!

Cinco De Mayo Specials (open – 10pm)
·        $4 Crispy Chicken & Beef
·        $5 Grilled Mahi
·         $3 XX Amber
·         $6 XX Amber w/ Dobel Tequila Shot
·         $4 House
·         $5 Cadillac
·         $6 Skinny
·         $7 Dobel Diamante

About Mi Casa
Mi Casa is a third generation family owned restaurant with 2 locations in Orange County; Costa Mesa and Rancho Santa Margarita.  In addition to serving the finest authentic home-style Sonoran Mexican food, Mi Casa offers an extensive tequila list along with hand crafted and muddled margarita menu.  Now serving over 50 tequilas, Mi Casa is the best Mexican Food – Tequila bar around. Inside you will find a mix of old and new with old world wood and brick combined with bright colors, and the perfect atmosphere that will keep you coming back again and again!

For more information visit the Mi Casa website at

Mi Casa Costa Mesa
296 E. 17th Street | Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949-645-7626 |

Mi Casa RSM
22322 El Paseo | RSM, CA 92688
949-635-9538   |

2nd Annual Sabroso Craft Beer & Taco Festival
The HOTEST TICKET for Cinco de Mayo Saturday 5.2

Enjoy OC’s Largest Taco and Craft Beer Festival
while raising money for the Mental Health Association of OC

[Silverado, CA] – Back by popular demand, the award winning Brew Ha Ha Productions is proud to present their 2ndAnnual Sabroso Craft Beer & Taco Festival on Saturday, May 2nd from 12 pm – 4 pm.  This year the event will feature unlimited tastings from over 90 craft beer selections, 32+ gourmet tacos from 17 top chefs for only $3 each, live music from the OC Music Award Nominee, the Wheeland Brothers, and of course… Sabroso’s now famous Lucha Libre matches.  

Sabroso, which means “Tasty,” is the perfect event for friends to enjoy a classic combination of great craft beer, unbelievably good gourmet food and more FUN than you can imagine.  In addition to the tradition of having a respected panel of judges picking the top “Best in Show” awards for the tacos, this year Guests will be able to participate in the NEW “Peoples’ Choice” voting to select the crowd favorites.  This year’s distinguished panel of professional judges includes: Rich Manning, food writer for the well-known restaurant review site, Gayot and more, Jessica Rice, author of Beer and Baking,“Dr. Bill” Sysak, Craft Beer Ambassador for Stone Brewing Co.

In addition to the unprecedented gourmet taco offerings Sabroso will feature many one off and limited release beers such as Bottle Logic Brewing’s Tequila Barrel Aged, Mole Stout: Leche Borracho, Taps Fish House & Brewing’s Russian Imperial Stout aged in Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrels: Remy’s Pappy as well as some exciting cask ales from breweries like The Good Beer Company and Saint Archer.

A portion of the proceeds from Sabroso will benefit the Mental Health Association of OC.  This critical resource for OC is celebrating over 50 years of excellence in services.  It is dedicated to improving the quality of life of OC’s residents impacted by mental illness both directly and indirectly.  Over 92% of their funds go directly to serving over 16,000 OC residents each year. 

Festival tickets are $55 online in advance. If the event does not sell out, tickets will be available at the door for $65. Designated driver tickets are available with purchase of a regular festival ticket. Tickets for Sabroso Craft Beer & Taco Festival are now on-sale at



Festivities to include Tequila Specials, Live Entertainment & More

Costa Mesa, California, April 7, 2015 – La Vida Cantina will be the place to be on Tuesday, May 5, with an all-day Cinco de Mayo celebration that will include specially priced margaritas, beer, tequila and tacos. Live guitar and vocals will add to the fun with Freddy Zuma from 4 to 7 pm, and Victor and Jose from 7:30 to 10:30 pm.

La Vida Cantina will open early for the celebration – at 11 am – with Taco Tuesday specials, including $2 Crispy Tacos (shredded chicken or beef); $5 Mahi Mahi Tacos; $3 Coronas; $3 Domestic Draft Beers; $4 Imported Draft Beer; and $4 House Premium Margaritas.

Other featured drinks specials will include: Casa Noble 5 on 5 (five Coronas and five shots of Casa Noble) for $40 from 11 am to 6 pm, and Sauza Hornitos 5 on 5 (five dos Equis lager beer and five shots of Sauza Hornitos) for $40 from 6 pm until close. Throughout the day, patrons can enjoy Milagro Miracle shots for $4, Pineapple Jalapeno Margaritas with Milagro Tequila for $10, and a Miracle Margarita by Milargo Tequila for $6.

La Vida Cantina is an inviting restaurant with a spacious and lively patio. Located in the heart of Orange County at The Triangle in Costa Mesa, La Vida has the feel of a Mexican coastal resort with a large pentagon-shaped bar, ample lounge seating to relax and mingle, and five fire pits, all under two large palapas. The interior bar and dining room feature beautiful dark wood, warm lighting and contemporary Mexican murals.

La Vida Cantina is open for dinner Monday through Friday at 4 pm, lunch on Friday and Saturday at
11 am, and Sunday brunch at 9 am. Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday from 4 to 6:30 pm, and a Late Night Happy Hour is available Thursday through Saturday, from 11 pm until 2 am.

La Vida is located on the second level of The Triangle at 1870 Harbor Blvd., where the 55 Fwy. meets Newport Blvd. in Costa Mesa. For reservations or more information, please call (949) 612-2349, visit and

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Del Real Foods Giveaway #3

Winner Announcement

April 29, 2015: We have a winner! The drawing was held today (basically me putting all the entrants names on little slips of paper and one of my brothers pulling one blindly out of a bowl) and Raymond H. of Tennessee was the lucky winner. Congratulations to Lauren; your prize package from Del Real Foods is on its way.

It's time for another contest. Del Real Foods recently sent me a package of some of their stuff to try and they have agreed to send a gift package to the lucky winner of this contest. This package has a picnic theme and will include their cool new Al Pastor Taco Kit. To enter, simply e-mail with the subject line "Del Real Foods Giveaway #3". You have until April 28th to enter. On April 29th I will draw the lucky winner and notify them by e-mail. If you are the winner you can then give me your mailing address which I will have Del Real send the prize package to.

Here's my Del Real Foods slideshow (click here if it doesn't show up in your browser):

About Del Real Foods:

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in California, Del Real Foods is a family business committed to preserving the rich gastronomy and traditions of Central Mexico. Designed to satisfy all palates and promote healthy eating, Del Real Foods refrigerated products offer authentic taste, using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients and cooked with traditional methods for an enhanced dining experience among family and friends.
Del Real Foods refrigerated products include carnitas, barbacoa, tamales, seasoned shredded beef, shredded chicken and more.
Del Real Foods products are based on the following pillars:
  • Authenticity: the family strives to create deliciously simple products based on traditional recipes infused with Mexican culture and bold colors. Prepared in an industrial, home kitchen, the products will provide comfort and familiarity.
  • Healthy People: cooked with a safe open-kettle method, the products are made with the freshest, ingredients, most of which are locally sourced. Once prepared, they are ready to enjoy. The products are also gluten free and do not contain any trans fats.
  • Healthy planet and better communities: the company has adopted sustainable initiatives including wastewater management and recycling to help the environment. Del Real Foods has also sponsored local sporting events and made donations to local communities to contribute to their improvement.
For more information, visit:

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Don Ramon's

Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant
16961 Goldenwest Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 847-4767

Listing at Surf City USA

Listing at Side Order

Official Site

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(This is an "only-photos-first" post, done quickly to get photos up and a new entry on the blog, with the expectation that text may be added later. Guest reviews can also be added to this entry and each published one will be paid $10.)



Chips and Salsa and Bean Dip

Tamale and Enchilada Combo Plate

Chile Relleno



Christmas Decorations


Beef Taco & Chicken Flauta

New York Steak & Crab Enchilada

Veggie Quesadilla

Carne Asada Tacos

Huevos Rancheros

Deep-fried Ice Cream

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Las Tortugas Grill

Las Tortugas Grill
Corner of King and Stanford
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 979-2085

Listing at Food Trucks In

Listing at Nara

Facebook Page

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The Truck

Barbacoa Sope


Pickled Pork Skin Tostada

Barbacoa Huarache y Cebollitas

Salsa and Condiment Bar

Taco Plate

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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Señor Taco

Señor Taco
9213 Valley View St
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 527-9194

Listing at Menuism

Listing at Foursquare

No known official site.

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Wall Painting

Chile Relleno

Sope and Taco

Birria Platter

Chips & Beans & Salsa


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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

22nd Annual Wild & Crazy Taco Night

UPDATE: Here is the slideshow of the event:

Click here if the slideshow above does not appear.

It’s time for the 22nd Annual Wild & Crazy Taco Night, April 16th at Share Our Selves in Costa Mesa. Twenty-six of Orange County’s most prominent restaurants will join an expected 650 supporters of SOS for a casual evening of beer, margaritas, and exotic tacos. 

In the spirit of good-natured competition and to support a great cause, these generous chefs will be whipping up delicious and unique tacos. The chefs’ creativity is endless and the food leaves guests talking for the rest of the year! Tickets include all you can eat tacos, and beverages including Tres Sietes Tequila margaritas and beer.

Back by popular demand is the pre-event VIP Party!  Participating guests will enjoy early admission and have the opportunity to meet all of the chefs and sample their tacos before the general event begins. The VIP Party has sold out each year.

Proceeds from the event benefit the SOS Food Pantry which collects retrievable food from restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, and caterers to distribute to low income Orange County residents. Six mornings a week, volunteer and staff drivers collect food from throughout the county and deliver it to SOS. Five days a week, SOS distributes approximately 215 bags of groceries a day to individuals and families in need.

WHEN:             Thursday, April 16, 2015
5:30pm – 7:30pm  
VIP Pre-Party 4:30pm – 5:30pm

WHERE:           Share Our Selves – 1550 Superior Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

COST:              Early Bird General Admission (purchased now through March 31st) - $70
General Admission (purchased on or after April 1st) - $80
VIP Admission $150

CONTACT:        To purchase tickets, visit or call SOS at 949.270.2134


Arti Anand
The Dessert Lab
Alan Greeley
The Golden Truffle
Cory Rapp
The Catch
Carlos Anthony
taco asylum
Andrew Gruel
Jose Rodriguez & Manfred Lassahn
Pete’s Sunset Grille at Hyatt Regency HB
Franco Barone
il Barone Ristorante
Carlito Jocson & Adam Feirman
Yard House
Deborah Schneider & Alfonso de Zuniga
Sol Cocina
Noah Blöm
Louie Jocson
Deborah Schneider & Jesus Silva
solita tacos & margaritas
Paul Buchanan
Primal Alchemy
Linda Johnsen
Filomena’s Italian Kitchen
Paul Squicciarini
Culinary Craft
Greg Daniels
Haven Gastropub & Provisions Market
Rachel Klemek
Blackmarket Bakery
Lou Tista
Rasta Taco
Mark Gagnon
Newport Beach Plaza
Steve Kling
Five Crowns
Marco Zapien
Melissa’s Produce
Manny Gonzalez
TAPS Fish House & Brewery
David Man
Island Hotel
Dustin White
Orange Hill
Salvatore Gonzales
Newport Rib Company
Alessandro Pirozzi
Alessá Laguna, Mare Culinary Lounge & Pirozzi Corona del Mar

Share Our Selves (SOS) is a nationally recognized health center providing high quality, comprehensive safety net services to the Orange County Community. Services include: medical and dental care, behavioral health services, case management, food, clothing, financial assistance, legal aid, and seasonal holiday programs.