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Nancy Puebla Santa Ana

Al | Feb 14, 2005 11:33 PM

After reading a writeup in last weeks Orange County Weekly, my wife and I decided to try Nancy Puebla Mexican restaurant in Santa Ana. It features food from the State of Puebla which isn't very common in the southland.

The place is a typical hole in the wall in a small strip mall on 1st Street. About 10 tables lined up against each wall is about it. You can sit down at the table and your orders are taken. The gentleman running the place is very hospitable and there is no language problem if you can't speak Spanish.

Complimentary chips (thick and crispy} and placed on the table with their version of refried beans and quesa fresca on top. The beans are whole and evidently creme or milk added. Anyway they are delicious.

My mole poblano came swimming in a spicy and complicated mole with rich chocolate overtones. I never have had anything close to it. It came with thick homemade corn tortillas that you could really taste the corn.

Next time we go I have to try the guilotas which is a special quail from Puebla in a mole poblano. They also have goat menudo and birria.

The price of my mole was about $6.50. I consider it a fantastic bargain. Located at 1221 E. First.

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