Irvine: Taco Maria

Taco Maria certainly does not serve your average, run of the mill street food tacos and burritos.

Aracherra taco is marinated hanger steak,  grilled with a charred shisito pepper, bacon and onions. The carnitas a la naranja taco is tender pork that is slow roasted with a dash of cinnamon and orange and topped with avocado, radish and cilantro.

For dessert, the flan de queso, made with farmer’s cheese in a luscious caramel sauce with raspberries.

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The carnitas (left) and hanger steak tacos

Flan de queso

Nov 5: Santa Anita Food Truck Festival

Saturday, November 5, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Santa Anita Food Truck Festival is back! Enjoy gourmet food from 70 of Southern California’s finest gourmet food trucks including The Grilled Cheese Truck, Lobsta Truck & White Rabbit Truck. Food trucks and foodies everywhere will take over the ENTIRE Santa Anita Infield.