Looking to try the best meat shops in town?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best such businesses in Santa Ana, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your inner carnivore.
1. Torteilleria Flor de Mexicali
Topping the list is Tortelleria Flor de Mexicali. Located at 1212 S. Bristol St. in Mid-City, it's the highest-rated cheap meat shop in Santa Ana, boasting 4.5 stars out of 42 reviews on Yelp. In addition to tortillas, the shop sells carnitas, tacos and chicharrones.
2. Puerto Madero
Next up is West Floral Park's Puerto Madero, at 1225 W. 17th St. With 4.5 stars out of 188 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store and meat shop, which also offers empanadas and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option.
3. Aurora's Chorizo
Eastside's Aurora's Chorizo, at 1001 S. Main St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive meat shop and international grocery store five stars out of 20 reviews. Its specialty is Mexican-Style chorizo, in pork, chicken or soyrizo.
4. La Pradera Carniceria
La Pradera Carniceria, a Mexican meat shop, bakery and grocery store in Sunwood Central, is another much-loved, inexpensive go-to, with four stars out of 28 Yelp reviews. In addition to meats, the store offers handmade tortillas, produce and pan dulce. Head over to 3047 S. Bristol St. to see for yourself.
5. Santa Ana Meat Market
Over in Memorial Park, check out Santa Ana Meat Market, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 16 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the meat shop by heading over to 1518 S. Flower St. The butcher shop and grocery store is open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.