Los Sanchez

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Five Sonoran Dishes All Cal-Mex Restaurants Should Incorporate Into Their Menus

    Most older gabachos have a general idea that the Mexican food they grew up eating in Southern California was heavily influenced by Sonoran cooking: the flour tortillas and burritos and machaca and chile colorado and obsession with beef that distinguishes Cal-Mex from Tex-Mex (which owes most of its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Eat Here, Not There: Chimichanga

    ​I've never truly understood the appeal of chimichangas, the fried burrito of the Arizona-Sonora region that made their way to Southern California in the 1930s. They're not bad, but I'm the type of guy that likes to grab his burrito, not slice it with a knife (exceptions, of course, for the smothe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    ¡Ask a Comida Critic!: A Good Chimichanga?

    ​I love Avanti Cafe in Costa Mesa for its vegetarian-vegan treats, so the following question from server Dion surprised me:Where can I get a good chimichanga?Being Hispanic Heritage Month is o-vah tomorrow, what better way to end my recent run of Latino-themed questions than with a treatise on thi ... More >>

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    Rudy and Jackie Cordovas 7 Favorite Things

    Owners of the mexcelente Calacas