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Tacqueria De Anda -- the real deal.

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Tacqueria De Anda -- the real deal.

Dorothy | Mar 27, 2006 09:00 PM

Yesterday I hied myself to the local Tacqueria de Anda -- the one on Valencia in Fullerton. If your idea of tacos and burritos includes cheese, guacamole, sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes, look elsewhere.

At TDA you belly up to the serving line and give your order to the server. In my first pass I ordered one taco carne asada and one taco al pastor. The server picks up a pair of corn tortillas about 4" in diameter, reaches into the dish of meat with the tortillas and scoops up a generous portion. He adds a splat of tasty green salsa, and a generous dollop of chopped onions and cilantro. A couple lime wedges complete the plate. I also ordered a side of beans.

The tacos were great -- tasty meat and the tortillas were superb. There is nothing here to hide the flavor of the meat in their corn wrappers -- pure and delicious. Do add the spritz of lime juice. I went back for a carnitas taco and it was just as good. The beans were unusually good -- smokey and with a little bite -- a good counterpoint to the meat. My whole meal was about $6.00 (with no drink).

Next time I plan to be more adventurous and try the lengua (beef tongue) and maybe the buche or the cabeza.

The burritos are equally pure -- with or without rice and beans, the meat is dressed with salsa, onions and cilantro. The soft flour tortilla is expertly wrapped around your meal and you're good to go.

If you're in Orange County, check out this small chain. They all apparently have the same menu.

Link: http://www.taqueriadeanda.com/menu/

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