Orange, CA 92868
- Daily 11am-2pm, Daily 5:30pm-9pm
- All Major Credit Cards, cash
- Dinner, Lunch
OC Weekly's Description
At the second Anepalco’s dinner is served. And it’s then that Danny Godinez starts to really crack his knuckles and show you that Mexi-French cuisine isn’t monopolized by Richard Sandoval’s Raya at The Ritz. Baguettes are served with guajillo chile butter and dessert is from a roster of crepes that, of course, includes one with Nutella and banana. The single best dish has to be a pan-sautéed tilapia where Godinez turns a bargain fish into something as delicate as seabass. Everything you require from a French restaurant fish dish is present, from the coveted crispy sear of the flesh, to a silken potato puree, to a lick-the-plate good serrano beurre blanc an accomplished saucier would sell his soul to produce.
Tips from foursquare
The "Chililquiles" are a MUST for the first time visitor - DELISH!!! ;-)
Guanabana French Toasts.
Amazing food, favorite for years in santa ana, the brunch menu is amazing, the chiliquiles are delicious!
Lovely Al Adobo. Great service. Fair price. Quality food.
The sauces are delicious. Really fair pricing. Great service - casual with a bit of a fine dining atmosphere. Definitely a gem.
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