China Cocina

Like other Chino Latino restaurants, China Cocina has a secret green sauce. You’ll have to ask for it, but you’ll be rewarded with an enthusiastic, “You know about our green sauce?” Now you do, and you also know that it’s best eaten with chicharrones de pollo and fried rice. This large, casual family-owned spot in Corona has been around for over 30 years, and you’ll see regulars peering up at the backlit picture menu, even though they probably already know what they want to order. While sipping sangrias with a group, you may witness a solo diner elbow-deep in a whole lobster with deviled sauce—and it may inspire you to return to experience this bliss for yourself.

Included in