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El Camarón Borracho

2202 S. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
El Camarón Borracho is a Mexican restaurant in Santa Ana. Actuall, it’s more of a taco trailer, hitched to the back of a van every morning and dropped off in a part of SanTana far away from gentrification and even houses; the biggest customer base here are workers from the nearby industrial yards, grateful there’s finally some great food in this part of the city. You’ll catch them eating cocteles or tostadas de camarón while sitting against the wall, gradually extending their legs as the shade stretches. You’ll also see them share in El Camarón Borracho’s mega-dishes: furious aguachile, shrimp in their shell and spiked with salsa de pequín (the notorious pepper as small as your pinky nail that nevertheless is hotter than a habanero). Then there’s the epic quesadilla à la diabla, a gargantuan shrimp quesadilla slathered with salsa, then fried; afterward, your fingers will look as if you had eaten olive oil-spiked Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.

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