Orange County is best known for being home to THE “Happiest Place on Earth,” but — and sorry Mickey — the tacos make us happier than It’s a Small World After All. So for real happiness, we head to these ultimate OC taco and torta joints.
Credit: @miklo49 / Instagram
When you’re hungry, Taqueria Zamora is the only place to go. Serving up freshmade tortillas as big as your head with their signature carne asada piled high– please someone, uncover their secret recipe — it’s a feat if you can eat more than one.
3121 S Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92707
Credit: @vicleyva / Instagram
Tapped out on tacos? Cancun Juice’s torta asada to the rescue. Their chipmayo dressing is ahhh-DDICTIVE. You’ve been warned.
Anaheim Plaza, 603 N Euclid St Anaheim, CA
Credit: @twoservings/ Tumblr
Short on cash, but craving big flavor? For 85 cents — not even the dollar store can beat this price — Taco Boy gets you hooked up with authentic, street-style, asada tacos topped with cilantro, onions and red sauce.
895 S Euclid St, Anaheim, CA 92802
Photo Credit: @Igee / Instagram
Sorry abuela, skipping dinner to go to Los Sanchez…again! Their chilaquiles dish is served with rice, beans, lettuce, avocado and sprinkled with queso fresco. Grandma will ask for the recipe.
1906 Garden Grove Blvd Garden Grove, CA
Tired of being disappointed with boring sauces? Alebrijes Grill is the go-to food truck for salsa lovers who love extreme heat. They offer four different types of salsa that will definitely put your tolerance to the test.
1609, 1627 S Sycamore St, Santa Ana, CA 92707
Las Tortugas Grill
Credit: @btvisuals / Instagram
Who says food trucks don’t carry the same flavor as your mom’s signature dishes?! Tortugas Grill offers some of the greatest cabeza and asada tacos. The grill is old school, so bring cash.
Near South King Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92704
Taqueria El Zamorano
Credit: @razedbywolves / Instagram
In the mood for Mexican food that will have you feeling right at home? Taqueria El Zamorano’s dishes will do that just that. Give mom a break and try their carnitas tacos served with the most delicate hand-made tortillas. You will be AMAZED.
925 West Warner Avenue, Santa Ana, CA, 92707