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Taco with chorizo negro (blood sausage) and pinto beans on a flour tortilla at Lola Gaspar in Santa Ana (photograph by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County/SCNG)

In case you missed it final week, my new information to the 50 Finest Locations to Eat Tacos in Orange County is out. This has been within the works for years. It’s a complete, extremely opinionated checklist that features every little thing from meals vehicles to effective eating, full-service eating places. (See the total checklist, ranked.)

Trying on the map, it turns into crystal clear that Santa Ana stays the undisputed epicenter of OC’s huge taco universe. Coming in at No. 1 is Santa Ana’s Lola Gaspar, an thrilling gastrobar impressed by Mexico Metropolis.

In search of the area’s largest trompos? You’ll discover large vertical rotisseries — glistening and dripping with pork fats — at Tacos y Birria El Guero in Santa Ana and on the unique Taquiero Taco Patio in Irvine.

In search of the world’s finest suadero? No one does this succulent minimize of beef higher than Tacos La Calle in Buena Park, though Erik El Taquero in Santa Ana comes very shut.

Have you ever ever tried cecina? Fonda Moderna in Tustin units a really excessive bar for the air-dried beef, pairing it with pinto beans atop a hand-made flour tortilla.

There’s no one doing Yucatàn-style cochinita pibil to check with Chaak in Tustin, nor crispy tacos dorados fairly like Urbana in Anaheim.

The very best birria? That’s turn into a really crowded class these days with a lot of terrific contenders, not the least of which is La Súper Birria in Santa Ana.

Tacos al carbon, barbacoa, buche, carne asada, chicharrones, lengua, lobster, shrimp… it’s all in right here, and extra. And when you’ve already taken it upon your self to rely the pinpoints on this map, you’ll have seen way over 50 entries. That’s as a result of a few of these manufacturers have a number of eating places, vehicles or trailers.

Let the last word taco tour start with our map created by employees information journalist Nikie Johnson.

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