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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!