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Aug 30, 2014 07:27 PM

Mil Jugos (Santa Ana)

Do you like cachapas?

I do.

And now I know where to get my fix.

Tried the jamon and the carne machada (aka ropa vieja). The sweet corn pancake was light and fluffy, and the fillings provided a nice savory balance to the entire thing.

Sort of like a savory dorayaki. With meat.

Mil Jugos!

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  1. Mil Jugos is great. I often go for lunch when I am in the area and am craving a cachapa or arepa.

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Jugos are very good, arepas are passable, and the cachapas steal the show. The salsas are great too. I hated the place the first time I went because I got the chicken salad arepa (which is just dripping with mayo and overall too rich with nothing to balance, I don't recommend it) and another one that didn't wow me either. I've turned a corner on this place since then; they get a thumbs up from me.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          I haven't yet tried the jugos but plan to rectify that.

          I haven't tried the chicken salad arepa either (not a fan of chicken salad) but the asado and slow cooked pork arepas are usually good for my tastes.

          The cachapas have been the main draw for me there.

      2. Do they also make, come Christmas time, these Venezuelan culinary monuments: hallacas navideñas and pan de jamón?

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        1. re: CharlesDarwin

          Dunno. My first time there.
          Maybe give them a call?

          1. Their Reina Prepeada arepa is really fantastic. The arepas when fresh are slightly crispy on the outside but if you wait too long, that crisp disappears. The mamey smoothie tastes like an ice cream milk shake and I've been dreaming about it since I last had it.

            The green sauces or salsas that comes with the food in squeeze bottles are like Peruvian Aji sauces but thicker in consistency and tastes good on everything.

            1. Yes, love this place - hadn't been in several years but was in the area recently with some co-workers and took them. Everyone loved it !

              1. It's what's for Jury Duty!

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                1. re: JAB

                  Seriously, the highlight of doing the civic duty....