Another Great Santa Ana Restaurant Suffers a Murder

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At least when the Mafia was around, they murdered with class, according to Hollywood

Sigh . . . we here at SaFII know, love, extol the beauty of Santa Ana, the county's dynamic seat, fight the wrong perceptions of many Orange Countians that it's a cesspool, a place dangerous to visit even during the day (we're also the city's fiercest critic over at our Navel Gazing blog, but that's another story). Seriously: SanTana's food virtues are legion, from the Crosby to Lonchera Lane, Mother's Market to Las Brisas de Apatzingan.

And then pendejos have to come and muck it up by committing senseless murders at or near restaurants--and not just any restaurants, but great hole-in-the-walls we've reviewed. ARGH . . .

Last night, a murder happened in the parking lot of Taquería Zamora, where I had lunch with Javier not even a week ago. A month ago, another murder happened at Taquería Tapatía; in February, Mariscos Ola. And in October, at Panadería La Chapina. This list doesn't include Lindo Michoacan off Fifth and Newhope; before it burnt down last year, never to reopen, there were too many gunshots, fights and other desmadre occurring there to even bother documenting.

These crimes will undoubtedly be used by Know Nothings to further paint Santa Ana as a Third World blot on the rest of glorious Orange County and drive down business at each. To those who might be scared: relax. Nothing will happen. I've gone to La Chapina and Tapatia many times since the murders, and I will visit Zamora this week. Use the same caution as you use in day-to-day life. And to any prospective murderers: PLEASE keep your dirty work away from businesses who inevitably have to suffer your stupidity. Better yet? Don't murder. Whatever happened to the days of putazos to settle scores?


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Fucksantaana
Fucksantaana

quit crying soft ass santa ana! we have more murders than ya'll in long beach and aint nobody crying like your weak ass pussy.

Lbc
Lbc

weak ass santa ana yall whack ass shit!  wannabe gang banger! come to long beach, we get more murders than ya'll and you crying like bitches

Sean
Sean

I'm sorry, but the "pendejos have to come and muck it up"... they live there.

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

Gustavo.....Now the truth comes out! The fight started inside the Cafe and ended up out in the parking lot. Guess what TWO people were shot and killed!......Sure I want to take my family there !!!!!!! Nice place that Santa Ana...NOT!!!!!

Blazingc5
Blazingc5

"know nothings" don't have to paint Santa Ana as you say; a "Third World Blot", "cesspool", a "dangerous place to visit"...the violence in the city, it's reputation and news does it for you automatically.   

Sean
Sean

I grew up in Santa Ana, and unless I have something court-related, or have to go to the DMV, I don't go there. I ESPECIALLY aint goin' downtown just for lunch. I go to eat in downtown Orange, it's much nicer there. 

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

NOTHING WILL HAPPEN!!!! You going to bet your LIFE on that? Santa Ana is out of control!! There is NO law there..............

1000Steps
1000Steps

 "To those who might be scared: relax. Nothing will happen" Unless of course you happen to be one of those people killed.To those who might be scared: relax. Nothing will happen" Unless of course you happen to be one of those people killed.

Cunning Stunts
Cunning Stunts

Don't forget how Baja Fresh in Santa Ana murders Mexican Food each and every day

acevez21
acevez21

@Fucksantaana  That's bc nobody cares when mayates get killed


acevez21
acevez21

@Lbc  More murders...Sure and LBC has twice the population, and has black gangs. I remember when I was growing up Some guy from LA got killed for not taking off his LA sticker from his car. Say what you said in any Mexican neighborhood in SA out loud. Good Luck!

Wboelter
Wboelter

Pssst! Guess what, 'they' live everywhere! Look around you...everywhere.

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

I go to Santa Ana every day. Yes, every day. Could something happen? Maybe. But it could happen in Anaheim. Or Costa Mesa. Or Mission Viejo.

Stop living scared, grow a pair, and get out of Newps now and then. You might actually have a good time.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Hey, genius: not only did I and a gabacho eat there today at lunch, but there were other gabachos, too! And we came out alive! Refry THAT.

Wboelter
Wboelter

What the heck is a 'statuary' city? I'm sure you meant to type, 'sanctuary' city of which Santa Ana is NOT.

1000steps
1000steps

I liked it so much I repeated it. Sorry 

Wboelter
Wboelter

One less narrow minded person to stand behind me in line for a table at Lola Gaspar. Ah yes, Old Town Orange-love Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen!

Stinger
Stinger

...and also the the victim's families loss as well.

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

Why would I want to go to a cesspool?.....You can have my share fellow!!!..... 

Kenji
Kenji

"gabacho", my... aren't we diverse.

Wboelter
Wboelter

Cesspool? Have you checked out some of the beautiful neighborhoods in the northern parts of Santa Ana? I love my neighborhood! It's beautiful. EVERY CITY has its 'cesspool' area(s); so for you to describe the city of Santa Ana as a refuse heap, I have to disagree-BIG TIME.

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