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Calacas, Inc.

324 W. Fourth St., Ste. A Santa Ana, CA 92701 | Santa Ana | 714-662-2002

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The licuados are already some of the best in la naranja: The Pancho Pantera has a cinnamon nose and uses Mexico's version of Quik, Choco Milk, while the one of nuez tastes just like a nuez paleta, which is to say it has a gritty texture, subtle notes of walnuts and almonds, and another Mexican product, La Lechera condensed milk. And the biónico, a fruit salad of chopped-up wonder, will wrestle down a heatwave like Tito Ortiz on a 100-pound weakling.


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  • Cuisine(s): Deli, Mexican
  • Hours: Daily 10am-5pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Lunch
  • Alcohol: None
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: No Parking
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash

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