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When Oprah visited the set of Grey's Anatomy , actor Eric Dane—who plays Dr. Mark "McSteamy" Sloan—had a bone to pick with Gayle. Though she had crisscrossed the nation in a hunt for the best burger, pizza and cake, he says she missed something very important. "She missed the best burrito!" Eric says.

For 10 years, Eric has been visiting Yuca's to chow down on their delicious dishes. And, now that he is a regular on the hit ABC show, Yuca's owners, Dora and her mother, Mama Yuca, get to see their best customer all the time—the restaurant is only a few blocks from the Grey's set! "What I love about Mama Yuca is she is a hug first, order second kind of gal," Eric says.

Though Dora admits she has known Eric for years, she never knew him as "Dr. McSteamy"…instead she knew him as "Mr. Carne Asada"—his favorite dish! And Mama Yuca calls him "Guapo," Spanish for "handsome."

"'Guapo carne asada'—that's a handsome steak," Eric jokes.
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Published on January 01, 2006

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