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Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant

296 East 17th Street,, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949-645-7626
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Ranked #123 of 419 restaurants in Costa Mesa
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Mar 4, 2014
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English first
Advance, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Really enjoyed the lunch special. Remember the combos are generous. You shouldn't need more than a two item combo. The food was outstanding.

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Madison, WI, USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Locals seem to love this place, but it is ho-hum. Standard decor and menu. On the pricey side. Limited parking at busy times and there can be a wait.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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115 reviews 115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I have been dining at Mi Casa my whole life, being a Costa Mesa native and it's a Costa Mesa landmark. The food is awesome, very filling and nice large portions. I have never had a bad experience in the countless times I have dined here. The place never changes and the staff is always wonderful. My favorite dish to... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Stopped on vacation and got the lunch special. It was too much too eat, so good. The chips and salsa are to die for also. I would definitely recommend this for a good Mexican night out!

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Calgary
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

This has been a staple for our family for 20 years! It is the most traditional and the best service always. It has not changed and the staff are the best. Wish we could bottle the salsa and bring it home. The Mexican pizza is something I crave - I have never had a complaint, the food is always perfect!... More

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Southern California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011 via mobile

I'm a local and love this place! Beans and cheese they serve with their combos are amazing, the warm chips and salsa they serve gratis (as much as you can handle) are the best! I heart their tamales, enchiladas and tacos most, but I've never been disappointed with their food. It's pretty much a landmark as well, you haven't experienced... More

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Galt, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

Service was great. Food was great. Drinks were great. Normally I like spicy salsa. The salsa that comes with the quesadillas and tacos is definitely not spicy - almost sweet - but it tastes great with these two items. Portions were very generous. Had enough left for lunch the next day.

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Costa Mesa, California
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219 reviews 219 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

We are locals, and have been going to Mi Casa's for more than thirty years. This place is a little "special". Everybody knows each other, and most of the waitresses have been around for years. The salsa is to die for, and the chips just keep coming....and coming. Add the Mexican Pizza, which is VERY good, to your order...assuming that... More

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Southern California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2010

I used to think it was just me...but every time I eat here, I have nightmares...literally. I'm afraid to eat there now. Something is off....I met someone else who said the same thing. I have eaten there at least 5 times over the years and every night I have had nightmares. Weird. Other than that, nice atmosphere and good food.

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Fountain Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

I love this place. I'm a big fan of authentic Mexican food even though I'm a total white girl. No quiero Taco Bell, man. Give me the real stuff. Mi Casa provides it every time. It can get crowded depending on when you go, but it's worth the wait. I always try to go during the week for lunch to... More

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