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HOT Mexican Food between coliseum and OC

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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.

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

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

      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?

        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