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Taqueria Zamora

3121 S. Main St. Santa Ana, CA 92707 | Santa Ana | 714-557-0907

Location Description:

Taqueria Zamora is the type of place where Mexicans go when they don't want to cook. All meals start with complimentary refried beans topped with salty cotija cheese, perfect for scooping up with the freshly fried tortilla chips; a bowl of chile de arbol sits on the side, nearly bubbling with its ire. You can order entrées available at any other Mexican restaurant in the county, but Zamora hides some treasures in the most unassuming of choices. A request for a taco produces the largest one I've ever met that wasn't a taco acorazado.

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  • Cuisine(s): Mexican
  • Hours: Daily 7am-9pm
  • Price: $
  • Reservations: Not Necessary
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Features: Takeout

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