El Borrego Sagrado

1307 S. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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  • $
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
El Borrego Sagrado is a Mexican restaurant in Santa Ana. Start at this Hidalgo-style restaurant with a tlacoyo, a cross between a gordita and a huarache, except it's stuffed with garbanzo beans and topped with crema, cotija cheese and so much cilantro it looks like a sandwich. The cumbia of flavors-the vegetal cilantro, the sweetness of grilled masa, garbanzo's earthiness, and a strong red salsa or green variety-makes you want to order three, but stick with one so you can enjoy the barbacoa and mixiote.

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