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Where's the good posole? And when?

Das Ubergeek | Aug 10, 200702:34 PM     24

Near my office is a little strip mall with a teriyaki place (never been), a Blimpie (been), an ice cream place and a Mexican place. I never ventured into the Mexican place until today, when I was desperate for food.

Today's special was posole, and I thought, "I really like posole, why not?"

It was tasty -- good corn, meaty chunks of mostly-lean pork, good though slightly tomatoey broth. But it wasn't perfect -- there was a lot more grease near the top than I expected, and the perfect posole has little floating bits of chile in it. I also had to ask for oregano, which is to posole as basil is to pho.

Don't get me wrong -- this was a good bowl of posole. I would recommend this posole to people in the area looking for posole. I would even recommend it for people branching out from Disneyland.

I'm just looking for the outstanding, memorable bowl of posole. And I mean posole -- I don't mean birria, I don't mean menudo (ick, tripe), I don't mean caldo de pollo, I don't mean sopa de albondigas.

I work a hundred feet from the city of Santa Ana...the restaurant I went to is at the corner where Garden Grove Boulevard crosses into Santa Ana and becomes Memory Lane... so it's got to be somewhere nearby. But where? And when, since posole tends to be a weekend thing?

Also, while I'm on the subject -- café de la olla in north OC?

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Pepitos Restaurant
840 The City Dr S, Orange, CA 92868

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