They should have called it Jugos Acapulco with burgers. But they went with wings, like Jugos Acapulco with wings.
I have nothing against the fenders, however. Spicy chipotle chicken wings are delicious. But it is the burgers that will make this place famous.
If the name sounds familiar to you already, it’s because Jugos Acapulco is a Mexican juice bar with multiple locations in Orange County. But now, next to the downtown Santa Ana location (directly behind a McDonald’s), the company has opened Jugos Acapulco with Wings. This adjoining shop has a long list of chicken wings, burgers, and beer.
The poblano burger is absolutely fantastic. The beef is very high quality, a large patty that is mashed and cooked much like a smash burger until it starts to get crisp around the edges. It’s topped with a to-order grilled poblano pepper and all the traditional toppings of a classic American cheeseburger, while Mexican banda music blasts from the stereo.
This burger is almost perfect. And the service here is exceptional.
Jugos Acapulco with wings
Or: 307 E. First St., Santa Ana
When: Lunch and dinner every day
What it costs: $ 8.50
In line: instagram.com/jugosacapulcowithwings