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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Fresca's Mexican Grill - Review #1

Fresca's Mexican Grill
22681 Lake Forest Dr
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 837-8397

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Entree: Ranchero Burrito
Drink: Watermelon Aguas Fresca
Dessert: Flan

UPDATE: This location has closed down.

Fresca's Mexican Grill Exterior

Fresca's is another place I used to make fairly regular jaunts to from one of my old places of employment. As far as unique identity goes they don't have much. They even have possibly the most generic name of all the fresh Mex grills since when you translate their name all the way into English it is simply, "Fresh Mexican Grill." The food is at least serviceable and they have a big salsa bar (one salsa is called "Japonesa") and your food is made quickly and you can see it being made. And this visit is the first time I was aware of them having aguas frescas. I don't know if the flavors change but today they had cantalope, horchata, and watermelon. I ordered the watermelon and it tasted a little mass-produced but not bad and I'm trying to cut down on soda consumption so it did the trick.

Fresca's Mexican Grill Salsa Bar
Mile-long Salsa Bar

Fresca's Mexican Grill Ranchero Burrito
Special of the day, the Ranchero Burrito

Fresca's Mexican Grill Order Counter

Not too inspiring but not as mundane as you think they might be, Fresca's Mexican Grill earns a three and a half Speedy Gonzales rating:

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BurritoMan said...

I've been going to Fresca's since they opened their original location in Santa Ana Heights (on Santa Ana Ave., just south of Bristol) 17 years ago. And I still think they have the best burritos in OC. (Yes, it's a bold statement, but I've eaten enough burritos to make it.) Try their Killer B burrito - it's awesome!

ChristianZ said...

No prob. I'll make sure to try the Killer B burrito.

Anonymous said...

I came from L.A. to O.C. It's hard to find good Mexican food in O.C. and I think Fresca's is one of the best compared to others I've Tried. I tried Fresca's about 7 yrs ago. The Burritos are good. The Wet & Wild and there Cancun Roll are my choices.


ChristianZ said...

Thanks, Huera!

Noah said...

The key to the restaurant's name is they always have Fresca in the soda fountain. Fresca was the soft drink favored by Lyndon B. Johnson...

The Japonesa is good, but the En Fuego salsa is even better. It's mainly roasted habaneros and is pretty hot.

The other dish you should try (if you haven't already) is the Yucatan Fundido, with it's jalapeno cream sauce.

jtmariece said...

The Number Six with Steak (two soft tacos (now they're putting salad and cheese and tomato on it and I dont like that, I like taking my tacos and putting rice beans and steak in them with salsa), cheese enchilada and beans and rice, is awesome!