Good Flautas at La Casa Garcia
But a couple of weeks ago, I found flautas of glory provided by La Casa Garcia, an Orange County institution better known for owner Frank Garcia's philanthropy than the quality of his food. They offered flautas and chips at a 40th anniversary celebration for one of the county's League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) chapters, and a perfectly fine buffet salsa. Although I had already eaten, I gorged on these flautas: chopped in half, steaming with lean chicken chunks, not too greasy but with enough oil to slick a road. I won't vouch for the other food at La Casa Garcia, but order a couple dozens for your next Carne Asada cousins, and watch your chingón reputation grow.
La Casa Garcia, 531 W. Chapman Ave., Anaheim, (714) 740-1108; also at 1201 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, (714) 999-0088; lacasagarcia.com.