El Chile Picante serves a great machaca, and the chilaquiles remain crispy even under a sea of green or red salsa. But you have to dig a bit through the menu and disregard its many misspellings (don't worry: The picadillo is not "miced meat" despite its English translation, but rather ground beef enlivened with mint) to find El Chile Picante's best entrées, regional Mexican cuisine with weird names such as chavilecas and enchiladas that act more like tacos.
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Easy On the Cheesy Does a name like that for a Mexican restaurant inspire much confidence, o brave Hole-in-the-Wall devotees? It sure didn’t for me; I passed by this Santa Ana storefront for years, always assuming it was a hol...