I think everyone has a craving for a certain food or dish they love when returning home from traveling. For me it’s Mexican – you just can’t get good Mexican food in most places, except for Mexico, of course. The day after I got home from my two week sojourn in The Netherlands, I was ready for some hearty Mexican fare and I knew just the place. Anepalco’s Cafe is no secret to Orange County foodies and I felt like one of the last to experience their unique Euro-Mexican cuisine. Don’t jump to hasty conclusions, Anita of Mad Hungry Woman and I talked at length with the owner Danny about his vision for Anepalco’s. Danny decided to combine his French fine dining restaurant experience with the foods of his homeland, Acapulco, Mexico. If you’re in search of the biggest burrito or enchiladas swathed with “Mexican” blend cheese served with rice and beans – you won’t find it here.
But you WILL find deftly prepared light, fluffy dessert and savory crepes and some of the best Chilaquiles this side of Mexico. Layers and layers of thin tortillas with a deeply flavorful smoky achiote chile sauce and real Cotija cheese. My craving was fully satisfied… until maybe next week 🙂
Pictured below are the Savory Crepes, Poblana Omelette, Anepalco’s Pork Sandwich, and a Fraises et Créme crepe.
415 S. Main St
Orange, CA 92868