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Villa Roma

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Italian, Pizza, Argentinean, South American
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25254 La Paz Road, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
949-454-8585
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Visit was on a Tues. eve. which happens to feature empenadas at 95 cents each. Our party sampled them as appetizers and they were all good - either filled with meat, spinach, or ham & cheese. Dough was slightly on the heavy side. Next, tried two soups, minestrone and bean. Excellent! One in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
6Rich3
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Laguna Hills, California
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Laguna Hills, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Visit was on a Tues. eve. which happens to feature empenadas at 95 cents each. Our party sampled them as appetizers and they were all good - either filled with meat, spinach, or ham & cheese. Dough was slightly on the heavy side. Next, tried two soups, minestrone and bean. Excellent! One in our party was "filled" at this point.... More 

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Thank 6Rich3
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I always enjoy this place, but you have to be selective. The sweetbread appetizer looks like a bargain, but the sweetbreads are really tough. But the pickled tongue is fabulous. In the main course department, stick with the veal dishes, which are always well-prepared. If you stick to this advice, the restaurant moves up to a "4 1/2".

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Thank Frank M
OC, California
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is a great place- I will recommend going to the Market side...Choose your wine & enjoy BEST Argentinian food... I love going with friends & family! Enjoy !!!

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Thank Wawi-May
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great Argentinian food! I cannot wait until I go back for a visit to California just so I can get to taste some of this food!

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Thank sammy_gp15
Mission Viejo, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It's unlike anything we've tried before and we loved it. Started with the mussels in wine and garlic for the lady and I ordered the beef tongue appetizer. It is marinated in olive oil and spices and served cold. They were both delicious apps. We then ordered the Parilla para Dos. Which translates roughly to BBQ for 2. They brought... More 

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Thank James G
Santa Fe Springs, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I've been going to the market for at least 7 years. I've noticed that the quality is getting worse every time, smaller portions. The waiters are ok with service but the cashier, Yenny, is not the best person to have in customer service. She is rude and does not seem to enjoy her job. I don't think I'll be coming... More 

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Thank Maria Julia T
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a great spot that flies under the radar. The food is great and they have live music on the weekends. There is a regular crew that comes for the dancing as well as the food. They are fun to watch and hopefully inspire you to try a dance. The Italian fare is good but we love the steaks.... More 

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Thank 53rebeccak
Laguna Niguel, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I hadn't been to this place for years but a friend and I decided to try it. The deli part was filled with families and was very casual. We decided to eat in the other side. We split a dish as it was like $32 for a fish dish. The food was good service ok but not outstanding.This side was... More 

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Thank dreamtraveler47
Irvine, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I love this place to eat and purchase products from Argentina. However 3 times I bought meat empanadas to be surprised that the were wrongly labeled. Instead I had ham and cheese or chicken empanadas and it was frustrating to me and my party when we decided to eat them

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Thank AlbertodelNorte
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

AMAZING FOOD. I had Lomito special and my husband Villa Roma cobb salad are highly recommend. Also the restaurant has a shop with Argentinian traditional food and they sale homemade sweets of dulce de leche DELICIOUS.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25254 La Paz Road, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Hills
  • Phone Number: 949-454-8585

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?