Casa Garcia

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Ten Great Mexican-American Combo Plates In Orange County

    Sometimes we want regional Mexican food--corundas and pozole from Las Brisas de Apatzingán or thick, rich moles from El Moctezuma--and sometimes we just want the familiar old combination plate with its orangey rice and its goopy beans and its two enchiladas where the sauce runs into the other parts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    10 Great Burritos in Orange County

    O, cylindrical god!​You can hate tacos, not favor hamburgers, even look down on pho, but I dare say anyone who doesn't eat burritos on at least a weekly basis might as well pack up and move to Los Angeles...where you'll find even more burritos. Orange County was burrito country long before those t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Seal Beach Hair Salon Shooting: 5 Ways to Help

    ​Much attention has been focused on why the gunman killed eight people and wounded another in the worst mass shooting in Orange County history. Much less attention has been focused on the victims who were left behind. These are the hair stylists, other staffers and clients inside Salon Meritage in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    ¡Ask a Comida Critic! A Good Mexican-American Restaurant in Anaheim?

    ​Someone asked this weeks ago; I just got to this today, too late to help the lady. Sorry, Hiromi :-(My boss wants to eat at a good Mexican-American restaurant in Anaheim. Any recommendations?Little-known secret about Anaheim, our county's finest dining town: it's the county's best place for Mexic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    La Casa Garcia Releases New Book

    Last month, I wrote about the surprisingly good flautas offered by La Casa Garcia in Anaheim. It's not the county's best Mexican-American joint (though does belongs among the top 10), but owner Frank Garcia is a true Mexi-mensch; his annual We Give Thanks Thanksgiving dinners is the stuff of legend, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    This Week in Food

    Our fave Stick A Fork In It Blog Posts, from this week:Those of us on a budget had plenty to smile about, with free Roastburgers from Arby's and, at the other end of the scale, an extended $10 posh entrée deal at all three locations of Savannah.Fitting news for spring: Edwin reported that Iron Chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Good Flautas at La Casa Garcia

    Being a wab of Zacatecan ancestry puts me in the unique position of admiring borderlands cuisine from an outsider and insider perspective. Southern California standards like wet burritos, crispy tacos, pork in green chile, and flautas always fascinate me for their exotic-yet-familiar origins. But I ... More >>