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May 31, 2008 11:50 AM

Mexican Place with the best juices in OC


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  1. Mil Jugos in Santa Ana (the only Venezuelan Place in the LA area?) is a place I'll try. I think I've been to Jugos Acapulcos in Santa Ana once. Perhaps I'll try it again.

    1. I like the housemade licuados and aguas at El Gallo Giro. While you're there, take home a pack of their tortillas; these are my favorite commercially made corn tortillas (hand made is a different story). The salsa verde here is also my favorite, lots of serrano chili heat, low on the tomatillo tartness.

      Jugos Acapulco in Costa Mesa makes some really good aguas too. Not as enamored of their food. If I get tacos, I'll go a few storefronts down at El Toro Bravo, and get my drink at Acapulco.

      El Toro Bravo Tortilleria
      739 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

      El Gallo Giro
      1442 S Bristol St Ste 1A, Santa Ana, CA 92704

      Jugos Acapulco
      745 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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      1. re: Professor Salt

        Second El Gallo Giro, with a nod to Tropijugos on East St. and Romneya Dr.

        1. re: Professor Salt

          Note that El Gallo Giro is open 24 hours (at least the ones I go to). The lines are often quite a bit shorter between 3:30 a.m. and 4:00 a.m., when it's also easier to add a little vodka to your delicious agua.

          BTW, I'm worried by the fact that they've just opened a location up north. I hope this small homegrown chain doesn't grow too fast and lose its way.