late night

Taqueria De Anda

I’ve been going to Taqueria De Anda since high school thanks to my friend, Daniel Torres, for introducing me to it. There are seven locations spread throughout Orange County. So don’t worry Orange County residents, there’s plenty of taqueria love to go around. One of the best things about this place is that it’s opened 24/7!

Majority of the times that I’ve been to Taqueria De Anda, it’s always been at night. Late at night that is. Somehow, Mexican food is best eaten when it’s late. There’s no other type of food that I can really think of that satisfies the hunger past 11PM. Perhaps it’s the fact that when you realize you’re hungry late at night, you want to get something that is cheap, good, and that can be served immediately. Taqueria De Anda meets all of those three requirements easily. With that said, how could you say no to Taqueria De Anda?

So I went there with some of my friends after midnight (of course) and ordered a little bit of everything from the menu. As we ordered in line, they made it right in front of us. So everything was fresh from the grill. We first got the Carne Asada Quesadilla.

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We also got the Al Pastor Quesadilla. The cheese was oozing out of the quesadillas and the meat was so tender that it melted well within the cheese.

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When it comes to their tacos, they’re a different story compared to the quesadillas. They really know how to stuff a 3inch in diameter tortilla with a lot of meat. When you eat these tacos, it gets a little messy just from the meat and the salsa but you have to add salsa to your tacos! The meat itself is juicy enough without the salsa but that salsa gives the tacos a fresh feel to the whole taco experience. 20140705-022602-8762433.jpg

If you need rice with your meat, then go for the burrito. If you want to go big, then definitely go for the burrito. If you are starving, then the burrito will bring justice to your hunger. 

Anything you get from here will not disappointment you. The quality of their meat has remained consistent from the many times that I’ve been here.

Check out my Tastemade appisode on Taqueria De Anda when I went there with Briana, Derek, Doug, Eric, and Phil. Thanks friends for the late night foodie adventure!

Class 302

My friend Phil had an odd craving for shaved ice on a cold day in December! I was pretty hesitant about eating shaved ice at 9PM on a weekday, but I told myself YOLO. Yes, I said YOLO. Phil said YOLO. We all said YOLO.

We went to Class 302 for their well known shaved ice. I’ve been to Class 302 a few times but I’ve only tried their porridge which I suggest you never getting. I’ve also tried their oreo mocha iced drink. Something like that. It was definitely better than the porridge.

So we picked a simple shaved ice which had strawberries and mangos. It was pretty good.
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The shaved ice was definitely huge! It’s probably good enough for 4 people. Somehow, we were able to kill it just the two of us. Don’t ask me how we were able to do that.

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The shaved ice was a little better than expected. I understand why people rage about the shaved ice, but I’m pretty indifferent about it for the most part. I guess it’s because I’m not a huge shaved ice fan. I have to say that it was better than Guppy’s shaved ice. The condense milk at Class 302 was not as too strong or too sweet as Guppy.

Thanks Phil for craving shaved ice since I was able to try something new! Remember #yolo.