Taqueria La Poblanita is a ramshackle restaurant up the street from Angels Stadium that’s half unfinished produce market, half restaurant, and all about towering masses of food reflective of its name. “Poblanita,” of course, refers to the owners’ home state of Puebla, so understandably getting major play on the menu is the cemita poblana, that towering sandwich that finds a challah-like bread encasing a crunchy slice of milanesa, milky cheese, smoky chipotle, and other goodies for the best sandwich in Mexico...unless you count their pambazo, another awesome sandwich. And don’t forget their quesadilas Coyoacán, more deity than tortilla.
There was no such thing as regional Mexican restaurants in Anaheim while I was growing up in the 1980s and 1990s. There were tacos made similar to how we did during carne asada Sundays at Taqueria de Anda, fancier Mexican food at El Nopal #2,... More »