El Carbonero

803 S. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701


  • Daily 10am-9:30pm
  • $
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Owner María de Jesús Ramírez ensures that El Carbonero uses the recipes of her hearty native cuisine, the primary reason why the county's pioneering guanaco restaurant persists while so many other Salvadoran restaurants disappear. Imitate the regulars and order at least one pupusa, the masa griddle cake Salvadorans consume from crib to crypt. And El Carbonero's horchata, heavy with cinnamon and toasted rice, makes Mexican horchata taste like a Tijuana gutter.

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