Tacos y Birria El Güero

2330 W. Edinger Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92704


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  • Dinner, Lunch
Tacos y Birria El Güero is a Mexican restaurant in Santa Ana. Birria and consomé is the name of the juego at this longstanding taqueria in deepest, darkest SanTana. Almost all customers usually have a complimentary cup, especially on cold winter days when the steaming consomé is even more of an edible blanket than a tamale. It sells other cuts of meat in taco, torta and burrito form, but they're afterthoughts; there is no menu other than a tattered marquee, random cutouts of cardboard and a faded photo of a torta. See, you want to order birria--upon entering El Güero, the sound of cleaver meeting flesh on a wooden counter drowns out all conversations. The pounding only stops so the cook can yell out an order--almost all of them involving birria.

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    Friday, July 25, 2014 at 1:33 p.m. by Gustavo Arellano

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