Ok, so tacos for breakfast after the marathon. Tacos for lunch. What they hay, let’s go for round 3. This time we went to Las Cazuelas (or Las Casuelas, depending on which sign you believe to be correct), a Salvadorian restaurant and pupuseria in Santa Ana. What you should always do is have your girl order a pupusa. Then, eat her pupusa.
You know how Mexican food can sometimes be like having beer goggles? The more you drink, the better a taco or burrito can taste. Then, someday you go back to that place in the afternoon and realize how terrible it is. Well, even with some goggles, the tacos here didn’t stand out to me as anything special.
I tried four tacos – carne asade, chicharron, birria and al pastor. The carne asada is pretty bland. The chicharron is pretty decent, but they over fry the skin. The birria is a little dry. The goat, along with the al pastor neee a little more bang out of their sauce. None of the tacos are bad, but they all have that ‘eh’ kinda feel.
Here are the uninspiring details:
- Location: 312 N. Bush St., Santa Ana, CA (Orange County)
- Tourists: Josh, Julia, Josh, Chanel
- Tacos sampled: carne asada, chicharron, birria, al pastor (also have pollo, carnita, chorizo, lengua)
- Toppings: onions and cilantro, limes
- Salsa: salsa roja
- Extras: chips
- Tortillas: corn
- Atmosphere: authentic, Salvadorian, pupuseria, friendly, stale
- Price: $1.60/taco
- OVERALL RATING: 6.5