A map of fifty locations

A map of fifty locations

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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 Greatest Locations to Eat Tacos in Orange County is out. This has been within the works for years. It’s a complete, extremely opinionated listing that features all the things from meals vans to wonderful eating, full-service eating places. (See the complete listing, ranked.)

Wanting 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.

On the lookout for the area’s largest trompos? You’ll discover huge 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.

On the lookout for the realm’s finest suadero? No person does this succulent lower 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 match with Chaak in Tustin, nor crispy tacos dorados fairly like Urbana in Anaheim.

One of the best birria? That’s turn into a really crowded class recently with plenty 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 in case you’ve already taken it upon your self to rely the pinpoints on this map, you’ll have observed way over 50 entries. That’s as a result of a few of these manufacturers have a number of eating places, vans or trailers.

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

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