Review: Finally, great tacos near South Coast Plaza

Critic Brad A. Johnson says great casual Mexican food has long been missing from the South Coast Metro area.
Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • November 18, 2021
Two things notably are in short supply in the neighborhoods surrounding South Coast Plaza: memorable cheap eats and really good Mexican food. Which is why Amorcito is such a welcome addition to South Coast’s Metro Pointe shopping center. Amorcito...
The full article can be read on the Orange County Register website.

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