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Nov 30, 2009 06:38 PM
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HOT Mexican Food between coliseum and OC

We have friends coming in from the east coast next weekend and they have asked for HOT Mexican food somewhere between the coliseum and OC. Odd area, I know. Any recommendations?

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  1. Definitely try the cochinita pibil at Chicen Itza with their roasted habanero chili kut.

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    Chichen Itza
    3655 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

    1. I think there is an El Gallo Giro in Santa Ana.

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

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      1. re: Burger Boy

        Burger Boy, on my way to and from the desert I sometimes stop at the Gallo Giro ( www.gallogiro.com ) in Fontana -- a mere block north of the 10 -- because the food is more than decent, some of the aguas frescas are very good, they have a bakery, and they're open 24 hours. But I don't think of the food as all-caps HOT, although the salsa bar has the usual pickled chilis and one very hot sauce. Have I missed some really spicy dishes?

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        El Gallo Giro
        10161 Sierra Ave, Fontana, CA 92335

        1. re: Harry Nile

          Duh, I some how missed the HOT part. Had it said SPICY, I might have gotten it.

      2. I asked for spicy in OC a while back and here are some of my replys http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/371803