Alebrijes Grill

E. Cubbon St & S Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Critics' Pick
Best Of
Alebrijes Grill +

JC Vera


  • Mon-Thu 9am-9pm, Fri-Sun 9am-10pm
  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • No Parking, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Accepted
This taco truck features great Mexico City cuisine, but the true treasure can be found in the tacos acorazados, a specialty of Cuernavaca, Morelos that lives up to the heft of its name (acorazado is a battleship). The taco acorazado is simple: massive corn tortilla, rice, and your meat. Alebrije's makes it with milanesa, and this is the richest taco I've tasted, more so that chicharrón tacos: imagine fluffy rice, eggy breaded beef, and a tortilla the thickness of a key fob, and you'll understand why another meal isn't necessary for the day if you eat Alebrije's taco acorazado for breakfast-and you should.

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