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Tikal Guatemala Restaurant

1002 E. 17th St. Santa Ana, CA 92701 | Santa Ana | 714-973-8547

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All the mainstays of the Guatemalan diet are available at the county's only Guatemalan produce store-pork, chicken or chipilín (mint) tamales wrapped in banana leaves, the equivalent of corn Jell-O; chile rellenos stuffed with carrots, onions, potatoes and ground beef. Tikal truly excels in the soup business, though. Foremost among the broths is hilacha, a brick-red boiling stew sharp with tomato, shredded-beef strands and about three different squashes bobbing in slow circles.


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  • Food: Reviewed
    Every Christmas Eve, my mother and her sisters retire to their respective kitchens and create the annual Miranda batch of tamales. And, oh, what masa beauties they slap out! Tamales of pork...
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