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El Chinaco

Map & Directions 560 W. 19th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Mexican
  • Sun, Sat 9am-9:30pm, Mon-Fri 11am-9pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Lot Available


OC Weekly's Description

Owner Mirna Burciaga made a name for herself by publicly opposing Costa Mesa mayor Allan Mansoor's efforts to turn his city's police department into a mini-migra and selling one-dollar Minutemen tacos. But she's more comfortable patting out great pupusas, which distance themselves from the competition by their size-almost the width of an outstretched palm and as thick as an iPod, each centimeter composed of sweet crisped masa, salty cheese and the stuffing of your choice (squash and shredded pork are the most popular).

Member Reviews

  • MerLaMer wrote a review for El Chinaco
    on 05/12/10

    This place is amazing and has THE best chorizo and egg burrito ever. They make El Salvadorean and Mexican food - Their pupusas are also very good!

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  • Gus R. on 06/08/10

    Natalie rocks! She's always very helpful. Also get the pupusas they're delicious

  • Jaime T. on 09/19/13

    best pupusas in town!... try yuca frita! delicious!

  • Cheryl on 03/26/13

    My favorite is the pork pupusas! Can't get any better!

  • Eric L. on 05/11/12

    F yeah, mayor!

  • lizett q. on 01/11/11

    Popusas! Is all I know... And natalie is funny

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    Meet local Democrats, and Democratic candidates! Tacos will be for sale for $1.25 each.

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