Looking for good Beef Tongue in OC!
I live in Newport Beach and I love beef tongue but can't find it anywhere other than Santa Ana and that's getting like Lengua Taco's. Looking for someplace closer. Any style. Asian, Mexican, etc... Please help me out! I've searched everywhere!
Try it Japanese BBQ style. Thinly sliced pieces of well marbled Prime grade tongue, grilled yourself over charcoal at your table. Dip in a little lemon juice and salt. As pure and good as it gets.
OCEllen, this grade of tongue is usually not available at retail. What you find most times doesn't have the marbling. If you can deal with a lesser grade, try the Mexican supermarkets in Orange, there are several along Tustin Avenue. Costco will occasionally bring it in, but it's a hit and miss thing at Costco, mostly miss.
18798 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
3033 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Super Antojitos in Costa Mesa has a great lengua en salsa verde--a big bowl of buttery little beef tongue cubes in a tomatillo-based sauce with a good chile bite to it. Love that stuff--great comfort food.
I moved away from OC a few months ago, and I do miss this dish!
2949 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm actually going to go to El Toro Bravo today! Other than taco's and Japanese grills, is there anyplace else? Something along the lines of a meal where I can go grab to go.