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Diego’s Downtown is a Mexican restaurant in Santa Ana. What Diego’s has done here Anepalco’s Cafe and Raya at Ritz Carlton have accomplished previously: to show the culinary traditions of Mexico do not always come in cheesy combos with rice and refried beans. Diego’s is unique in that it does it in Downtown Santa Ana, where it straddles two disparate dining universes—hipster restaurants on one side, countless regional Mexican specialists on the other. The menu shows ample evidence of this best-of-both-worlds bent: steak frites but with yucca fries; tortas ahogadas with slow-cooked beef and pork, but the red dipping sauce served on the side, not doused over the sandwich. There are steak and eggs for breakfast, but also chilaquiles and caldo de res. And then there are the sopes, usually fist-sized and flat, but here served in three neat, dim-sum bites that resemble squat mushroom stumps, the fried masa pockets stuffed with homemade chorizo and queso fresco, then topped with a lacy fried quail egg.