las brisas #2

They don't have marlin, but they do have oysters.

They don’t have marlin, but they do have oysters.

So, on to meal #2 the day of the marathon. Why not head over to Las Brisas #2 for some tacos? Seems fitting. Along the way, Julia and I picked up a hunky tattoo artist and a sassy little hair dresser to join us. They totally make us look cool.

Lesson number one of Las Brisas: either speak Spanish or be prepared for your order to be a little messed up. Nothing crazy happened and they were very friendly, but just be aware.

Let’s just call a spade a spade. I tried all of the tacos on the menu and none of them are anything spectacular. The fish tacos are of the deep fried variety, in terms of the tortilla, but lack any punch. The carne asada, carnitas, and shredded beef are all good, but on the bland side. I like the chicken the best, but again, nuttin’ cray.

Of course, there were avacados or guacamole on all of the tacos – soooo California. On a side note, Josh and Chanel (the hot package mentioned earlier) came out to visit us in Chicago about a week after this stop on the tour. They brought their own avacados with them – soooo California.

Needless to say, this place is ok. I’d stop there for a taco again sometime, but I’m not flying out to Orange County to eat here. I’m

This is sorta what we ordered...

This is sorta what we ordered…

flying out to Orange County so I can look cool. Duh.

Here’re the deets:

  • Location:  409 N. Broadway St., Santa Ana, CA (Orange County)
  • Tourists:  Josh, Julia, Josh, Chanel
  • Tacos sampled:  carne asada, pollo, shredded beef, carnitas, pescado (“Taco Las Brisas”)
  • Toppings:  onions and cilantro, guacamole, limes, radishes (tomatoes on the pescado)
  • Salsa:  salsa roja and salsa verde
  • Extras:  chips and pickled veggies
  • Tortillas:  flour
  • Atmosphere:  authentic, quiet, stale, friendly, unilingual
  • Price:  $1.50/taco ($1.75 for the pescado)
  • OVERALL RATING:  6.5
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