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320 West 5th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
714-836-4601
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Arepas!

I've been here a few times now over the years. I recently ordered the asada arepa with cheese and the carne mechada arepa. Arepas are like hot corn cake sandwiches with different kinds of fillings.The arepas can be a bit pricy ranging from $4-$5 for one and if you want to add cheese, avocado or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
iheartdessert
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Orange County, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's hard to find a Gluten Free restaurant in Santa Ana. Mil Jugos is it! Loved the split pea soup, and of course the arepas were tasty. They use high quality, premium meats (chicken breast , beef) and remove the fat. Definitely a favorite when in Santa Ana.

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Thank Laura M
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

My first time to try Venezuelan cuisine, thanks to my friend for recommending this restaurant because it did not disappoint. Love the Asado Arepas with this really yummy green sauce whatever it's made of. Definitely going back when I'm in California. The Chef/Owner was pleasant, which added to the overall good dining experience we had. Thank you Mil Jugos!

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Thank TrishGates
Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I've been here a few times now over the years. I recently ordered the asada arepa with cheese and the carne mechada arepa. Arepas are like hot corn cake sandwiches with different kinds of fillings.The arepas can be a bit pricy ranging from $4-$5 for one and if you want to add cheese, avocado or plantains, its gonna cost you... More 

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Thank iheartdessert
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My favorite: Empanada, corn pancake, guanabana juice and don"t forget the dessert. Portion look small, but you won't leave there hungry.

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Thank Eko K
Huntington Beach, California
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

So there really are not any Venezuelan restaurants anywhere in the OC and the ONE in LA sucks... It is more Puerto Rican. Not this place, this place is so Venezuelan it is to die for. We come for all mine and my Mom's birthday's and Mother's Day so we will be back again soon. Warm some errapas for us... More 

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Thank Crymsin_Blessing
Morelia, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

After seeing good reviews online we decided to try out Mil Jugos but unfortunately left disappointed and wondering how it got so many good reviews. Right off the bat, parking in Downtown Santa Ana is not only difficult but expensive, fortunately there's a parking structure right in front of Mil Jugos. The actual restaurant is small but nice, tons of... More 

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1 Thank HotelRinconTarasco
Irvine, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

impressed with the Cachapas con queso, empanadas, and the passion fruit juice. I bought a couple of hallacas to eat at home, they were very good too. As a traditional dish for this time of the year, it was a great discovery. I just wish they would be open later during the day so I could stop for dinner some... More 

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Thank Manuel V
Riverside, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We visited Mil Jugos for a late lunch to try it out based on a comment by a latino friend of a Venezuelan restaurant in Santa Ana. Since we are from Venezuela we were curious about such a restaurant in Southern California. Bottom line, the food listed on the menu have the names of Venezuelan dishes (many types of arepas,... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

What a find! A small Venezuelan cafe with style and delishousness! The "arepas" (small round sandwiches) of pork or chicken are tasty, with soup or salad, are habit forming punctuations for any day! The lentil soup and others recipes are perfect complements! I love their fresh peach licuado (milkshake) that I cannot find anywhere else! Every taste sensation here is... More 

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Thank turboflite
Southern Califonia
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Great variety of dishes. The corn bread sandwiches are tastey. Try the green sauces. The one has a bite, but flavors are wonderful. Pleasant staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 West 5th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: 714-836-4601

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?