Anepalco's Cafe

415 S. Main St.
Orange, CA 92868
714-771-2333
Anepalco's Cafe +

Todd Barnes

Details

  • Sun, Sat 8am-2pm, Mon-Fri 7am-4pm
  • $
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Though the chef is Mexican, he jumps from the Sierra Madre to the Pyrenees to the Rio Grande to combine French, Spanish, American and Mexican traditions into one of the better cafes around. This is the type of place where crepes exist alongside huevos rancheros, where you're as apt to enjoy a croque monsieur (like eating a flavored pillow, it is) as a beef dip, where "tortilla" can mean the rolled-up vessel of the Aztecs or the Spanish version, a kind of potato-egg pancake. More than novelty, nearly all the attempts at transcontinental and trans-Atlantic fusion work wonderfully.

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