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Don Gustavo's

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26012 Marguerite Parkway, Unit A, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 348-2386
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Seating

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  • 6
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hole in the Wall, but Fabulous Food

Small place, hidden in Mission Viejo. The food is quite authentic. The owner actually waits on customers and is quite pleasant. the food comes out fast and hot. It is a bit pricey, but everything seems wholesome. They are now charging people for an extra basket of chips and salsa because of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Haig M
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Laguna Hills, California
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Mission Viejo, California
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146 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We decided to go out to eat on a Tuesday evening. We immediate thought was Mexican, but its Taco Tuesday! For what ever reason, Mission Viejo people think that cheap Tacos are the only reason to go out. We remembered Don Gustavo's from passing it when shopping. What a pleasant surprise. First it wasn't crowded. The Guacamole was tasty. We... More 

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Thank Richard V
Laguna Hills, California
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Small place, hidden in Mission Viejo. The food is quite authentic. The owner actually waits on customers and is quite pleasant. the food comes out fast and hot. It is a bit pricey, but everything seems wholesome. They are now charging people for an extra basket of chips and salsa because of the recent "spike in food costs." If you... More 

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Thank Haig M
Mission Viejo, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Local restaurant is a gem! Servers are quick, friendly and polite. The food is excellent and generously portioned. Priced medium.

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Thank Pattypins
Irvine, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Hidden little treasure:) This restaurant has delicious food and the owners and servers are always so fast and attentive with service. I don't understand the negative comments at all... Try and see for yourself, great place, so glad we found it.

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Thank Sally B
Mission Viejo, California
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148 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There is a nice selection of food, but the service was VERY slow, even though they were NOT busy. The food was ok- nothing to rave about especially because it is not fast food pricing- more restaurant pricing level. Not on my list to go back to.

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Thank Rita T
Caracas, Venezuela
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I really love it. Food was really good, excellent prices and nice people. A must go, must visit if you are in the area.

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Thank vazzyk
Mission Viejo
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The food was mediocre at best, very slow service, and they are not to friendly, Worst of all they are way overpriced for what you get. I would not go back. You can get better at just about any other Mexican restaurant in the area.

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1 Thank Jake B
Orange County, CA
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I LOVE Don Gustavo's and have enjoyed several of their menu items over the years. It is my husband's and my favorite Mexican restaurant. We especially love their shredded chicken crispy tacos and enchiladas. They also have great fajitas, tostadas, quesadillas, and burritos. Taco Tuesday is fun with their small "street tacos." We had our engagement party here back in... More 

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1 Thank MinnieHM
gustavo t, Owner at Don Gustavo's, responded to this review

hi, thank you for the review, thank you Don Gustavos More 

Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Stopped in here after visiting Soka University after not finding many dining options other than chain restaurants. Thought the food was good, very large portions, service was good and the prices were reasonable for the area.

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1 Thank ShannonJ811
Mission Viejo, California, USA
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Tough to find decent Mexican food in Mission Viejo and Don Gustavo's is as good as any. Good food, good service at a reasonable price.

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Thank David G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26012 Marguerite Parkway, Unit A, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Mission Viejo
  • Phone Number: (949) 348-2386

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?