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Fantastic Chorizo: Ochoa's Chorizo in Anaheim & Santa Ana

adamclyde Mar 14, 2014 10:17 PM

Stumbled on this place while driving around Anaheim today. I did a quick search and didn't see any mentions here yet, so I thought I'd write up a quick post.

The place is called Ochoa's Chorizo #2, at 2827 E Lincoln Ave in Anaheim.

All they sell is chorizo. That's it. No BS or trying to be everything for everyone. Just a specialty chorizo place. And it's awesome. They sell five different kinds of chorizo: green pork chorizo - chorizo verde, a medium chicken chorizo and three pork chorizos: mild, medium and hot.

All the chorizo is sold in good quality casings and is sold by the yard. The price is ~$3.75 for 1/2 yard. They do sell the mild and medium pork chorizo without the casings by the pound.

I tried out the green chorizo this evening and it was fantastic. Spicy, flavorful, unique... real. Love it. Can't wait to try out the chicken and pork chorizos tomorrow.

They also have a store in Santa Ana too - at 220 W Warner (looks on google maps like it's directly adjacent to that good DF-style antojitos place... which makes me question why I've never tried the chorizo place before). I assume the Santa Ana store is the original considering the numbering of the two locations.

Anyhow, if you haven't already, definitely hit one of these two up for the best chorizo I've found in Orange County.

 
 
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    Eater15 RE: adamclyde Mar 14, 2014 11:12 PM

    I know, right!? That green chorizo is too good. Everyone, go

    I go to the Santa Ana one. Never been to that location. Also, they sell them by the yard or half yard, at least in Santa Ana

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      wkstat RE: adamclyde Mar 15, 2014 06:09 PM

      Love chorizo...but need to know the ingredients, allergic to some

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        adamclyde RE: wkstat Mar 15, 2014 10:55 PM

        Stop on in. It's a family run affair. The lady I spoke to knew everything about their products. They could tell you I'm sure.

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          kevin RE: adamclyde Mar 15, 2014 11:32 PM

          Any veggie Chorizo ?????

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            Eater15 RE: kevin Mar 16, 2014 12:41 AM

            Yeah they have soy chorizo

            don't know what the casing is

            don't know how it tastes; wouldn't ever get it

            I know you're not a vegetarian, just get the chicken

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              adamclyde RE: kevin Mar 17, 2014 09:14 AM

              yeah, like eater says, they have a soy chorizo. Sorry... totally blanked on that since the thought of soy chorizo didn't grab me. :)

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          young_chower RE: adamclyde Mar 16, 2014 02:24 PM

          There is also Aurora's Chorizo in Santa Ana on Main St. I haven't been but i assume it's similar to Ochoa's

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            burntwater RE: adamclyde Mar 17, 2014 01:41 PM

            Are the chorizo available cooked to eat there or only uncooked to eat at home.

            Sounds like a great place...

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              adamclyde RE: burntwater Mar 18, 2014 07:26 AM

              only uncooked.

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              mikester RE: adamclyde Mar 20, 2014 10:53 AM

              Nice writeup, and I'm happy to see that this family-run business is doing well. I'd given them props when they just had the Santa Ana location on Warner. IIRC they also have some killer green and red salsas, at leat the Santa Ana location did.

              These kinds of places deserve our support, IMO.

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                adamclyde RE: mikester Mar 20, 2014 03:16 PM

                they still have their salsas. Both with considerable kick. Very good.

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