La Farola is an Argentine restaurant in Tustin. La Farola’s empanadas are buttery and flaky, from the ham-and-cheese to one featuring ground beef sweetened by raisins and sugars. Platters of milanesa feature the breaded beef cutlet pounded to a pinky’s thickness and larger than a 45. Pizzas come in large and personal sizes, with the best being the fugazzeta, all about the ground pepper and olive oil so that it almost tastes like zaatar. And then we get to the sandwiches, each served on a sturdy baguette and good as I’ve had in a while in OC, period.
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I have a mostly cardinal rule about reviewing restaurants that occupy spaces that housed an eatery I previously covered. But I'm delighted to make an exception. Patagonia Empanadas, an awesome Argentine deli I wrote about last year,...