Chile Fresco is serving up a fresh, healthy twist on Mexican food in Lake Forest, CA

Francisco Izawa is very creative when it comes to cuisine. With a Japanese/Spanish upbringing and travelling around the world with his family, he was exposed to worldly cuisine as a child. His upbringing trained him for what he is today, a conception restaurateur. On February 28, 2012, Chile Fresco was born serving up authentic, yet healthy Mexican food. The location was formerly a Jalapenos Mexican Food location. Francisco kept some of the menu items, but added a healthy option by using vegetable oil instead of lard - even homemade flour tortillas fresh every day. Your order even comes with fresh tortilla chips to nibble on while you’re waiting for your food.

Combination Plates are always popular and Chile Fresco has 5 to choose from. I ordered #1 Chicken Taco and Beef Enchilada Combination Plate. It is served with rice and beans. The taco shell was a homemade fried corn tortilla. The chicken was juicy and tender with rotisserie flavor. The beef enchilada was perfect. The shredded meat was tender and seasoned to perfection. I’m not a big fan of Mexican rice but Chile Fresco’s is one of the most flavorful that I’ve ever had, seasoned like a great Spanish rice. The enchilada sauce was also very good and I love the added melted cheese on top. Thumbs up!


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