HomeState Texas Kitchen Will Bring Its Tex-Mex Menu to Orange County

Photograph by Jakob Layman


Good news if you have a thing for tacos, including the breakfast variety, and Tex-Mex specialties like queso, migas, and Frito Pie: HomeState is coming to Orange County.

Dubbing itself “A Texas Kitchen in California,” HomeState is set to open its newest location in Old Towne Orange later this year. The store will join locations in Hollywood, Highland Park, and Playa Vista.

The much-heralded eatery headed by Texas native Briana Valdez made the announcement last week on Instagram, posting: “We’re still in the thick of permits and construction has yet to begin but we are already excited about our new home!

“Our guests have asked for an Orange County location over the years, and when I found this building, it felt like fate. Originally built as a grain and feed store in 1905 (est) it still has the feeling of being in a small town. The corrugated metal rooftop and big patio make it feel like it’s just been waiting for us.”

Reached for further comment, Andy Valdez, HomeState’s director of marketing said the address for HomeState’s Orange location will be at 114 N. Olive St. and that the buzz-worthy menu carries over.

I for one am already jonesing for one of those breakfast tacos with fillings such as refried charro beans, chorizo, or mushrooms. Other “anytime” tacos include brisket; vegetarian and vegan; and picadillo grass-fed ground beef with potato, carrots, cabbage slaw, and pickled jalapeno.

Texas specialties include the aforementioned Frito Pie in a Bag and Texas Toast Sandwich.

The next big question: When you can you sink your teeth into this stuff?

“If all goes well, we expect to open in August or September, later this year,” HomeState said in its post.

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