Taco up!
Taco up!
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72. Tacos Gobernador from Mariscos Los Corales

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"Shrimp and cheese?" asked my Italian coworker when I suggested Los Corales for lunch. His incredulity aside, the taco gobernador, a specialty of the Mexican states bordering the shrimp-rich Sea of Cortez, is a great thing to order at SanTana's best seafood lonchera, at least when you're not ordering aguachile.

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Something about the combination of shrimp and Oaxaca cheese just works together. At Los Corales, they let some of the shredded cheese fall out as they griddle the tacos, which leads to crusty brown bits of toasted queso being pressed into the tortilla. It's as addictive as any hard drug, but cheaper and better for you.

You have to know to order them, because the pictures on the side of the lonchera are so faded it's hard to tell what they are, but they make them by the dozen every day, and on a hot day in the SanTana sun, they're just what el doctor ordered.

Mariscos Los Corales, Pine St. just west of Main St., Santa Ana; 714-713-1770.

The List:

73. Dutch Baby at the Original Pancake House 74. Doughnuts from Sidecar 75. Lengua Tacos at La Chonita 76. Oysters from Carlsbad Aquafarm at the Orange Homegrown Farmers Market 77. Lemon Miso Crab Melt at Umami Burger in Laguna Beach 78. Pani Puri from Adya 79. The Pocket at the Pocket Burger 80. Gyro Sandwich from Paul's Place 81. Slice of Heaven at Pie-Not 82. Taquitos at El Toro Bravo 83. Peanut Butter and Jelly Donut at the Donuttery 84. Dan Dan Mian at Wei-Shian Noodle 85. Beef Burger at Rider's Club Café 86. Smoked Trout at Provenance 87. Small Plates at A&J Restaurant 88. Corn Cheese at Zoomak Asian Bistro 89. Pumpkin Curry at Bhan Baitong 90. Poke at Costco Tustin II 91. Pambazo at Tacos Radioactivos 92. Beef Pho at Pho Crystal Noodle House 93. Breakfast Burrito from Cafe Calacas 94. Koobideh Plate from Grill Cafe 95. Tacos de Cecina from Alebrije's 97. Breakfast Sausage from Da-Le Ranch 99. Tres Amigos Burrito from Piaggio on Wheels 100. Bacon-Wrapped Dates from Lola Gaspar

Email: garellano@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @gustavoarellano.

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