I waited way too long to check out Mil Jugos in Santa Ana since reading this review on Food Frenzy/Gluttonista. What was wrong with me? Because these arepas -- little stuffed corncake sandwiches -- are just too good to miss out on.
The reina papeada arepa comes warm and crispy around the edges, overstuffed with tasty chicken potato salad and avocado. A squirt of the zingy green dressing that accompanies this, and it is good to go. Straight into my belly.
Fresh, sweet papaya juice is a delicious way to wash it down (and attempt to mask the potent green sauce breath).
But most importantly, at Mil Jugos I've learned that cachapa means 'corn heaven.'
Well, not literally. But to me, it does. The cachapa con queso blanco:
Corn, pancake, cheese, fresh cream. Yes. Yes, yes, yes.
I need not say anything further to convey the love I feel for this.
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318 W. 5th Street
Santa Ana 92701