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El Gallo Giro

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1442 S Bristol St Ste B, Santa Ana, CA 92704-3400
+1 714-435-1303
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Whittier, California
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

El Gallo Giro is always crackin. It's one of my favorite mexican spots in the area, and there are a lot of them around. There is always a line here which tells you it's good. The Torta Cubana is their most famous item. Their bun is cooked inhouse, filled with various meats, mexican cheese and lettuce. It's also one of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

If you are craving some Mexican food, this is a must visit. They serve authentic cuts of meats and offer something for everyone. They also serve deliciously refreshing aguas frescas. My favorite being the Agua de Jamaica, which is a hibiscus flower drink made to perfection with a sweet yet tangy flavor. The Mexican sweet bread is also excellent, especially... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

If you like authentic Mexican food, there truly is no better. The tamales are the best. This time of year they also make strawberry tamales. Oh my! The Cubana sandwich will have you in heaven. It is a hole in the wall. The kitchen is bigger than the seating and all in the open. It smells amazing all the time.... More 

Thank 4ced_family_fun
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2015

Get the Torta Cubana. It's the best $7 you'll ever spend. The Torta Cubana is a king sized sandwich that features milanesa, pierna, head cheese and ham. Make sure to eat it right there in the restaurant. If you order it to-go, the sandwich will steam itself and cause the vegetables to loose their crispness and the bread to get... More 

Thank Chris D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Before I had to leave California, the family took me to this incredible food/bakery joint. The chefs sure know how to cook because the "Cubana" sandwich was to die for!!!!! Hispanics sure know how to cook a bomb pleasant meal!!!!

Thank Tommy L
Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Sometimes there's a line, sometimes it's hard to choose due to how many things they offer... But I have to say in 22 years I've always been pleased going there. Not healthy at all... But they're also open 24/7 so it's great "after the bar" food! Whatever you get, don't forget your agua fresca!

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Reviewed June 3, 2009

Is good if you are okay with cardiac arrest. Deep fried quesadilla. That's all.

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  • Address: 1442 S Bristol St Ste B, Santa Ana, CA 92704-3400
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-435-1303

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