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415 S Main Street, Orange, CA 92868-3835
(714) 771-2333
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Ranked #35 of 419 restaurants in Orange
Cuisines: French, Mexican
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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stopped at Anepalco's Café on the way to San Diego. I looked up Mexican restaurants, on Yelp, near the hotel I was checking out of and saw that Anepalco's was highly rated, so we stopped there for lunch. This is a Mexican-French fusion restaurant, so if you are not adventurous or are in the mood for typical Mexican food found... More

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Anaheim, CA
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269 reviews 269 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The food is excellent, which pains me to give it 4 stars. Actually I almost wanted to give it 3 stars solely because of service. This is also the same with the Chapman location. Its the food that brings me back, despite the lousy service... otherwise I'd give them 2 stars. I came here for lunch and was lucky to... More

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Orange, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Went for breakfast. I had the chilaquile plate. It was a stacked chilaquile plate, very modern looking food placement, the chilaquiles were a big round tower, with lots of red sauce. Was good. Good coffee, good service.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

These people can cook . Been there 2 times for breakfast . Chilaquiles and juevos divorciados. Excellent. Greg Cleary

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San Francisco, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

So the big attraction here are the chilaquiles apparently. They appear twice on the menu. This stuff is not that hard to make, people. Essentially what they've done here is taken probably store bought salty tortilla chips, fried them up then former them into a square. Then it gets doused with a deep red chile sauce. Add a two egg... More

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Dallas, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I admit I was dubious. Mexican- French fusion? I was pleasantly surprised. My meal was terrific (Cielo et terre) and my friends all raved about their meals as well. Unfortunately, Anepalco adjoins an Ayres Inn Hotel, giving the impression that it is more of a coffee shop than an interesting niche restaurant that is really worth a visit. The service... More

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san Diego
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is VERY warm inside. The food was amazing. You must try the chilaquiles!!! Amazing. Give it a try!

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

I knew the food would be great because a friend who is a chef recommended this restaurant to me. Had the ceviche and tuna tartar to start!!! So good, fresh and simple. The restaurant in mexican fused with french. The pairing is subtle, bringing out the best of both worlds. Then came the Al Adobo steak with chiliquiles and the... More

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Orange, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Anepalco's is relatively new on the Orange scene but their menu is very unique. There have been some growing pains regarding management of the crowds but all in all, the staff does a nice job when they are not overwhelmed! (They became popular and busy very quickly.) They are famous for their Chilaqueles dish - (sp?) which is excellent. I... More

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The O.C.
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I was told about Anepalco's by a friend, and we decided to give it a shot on a Sunday morning. We arrived about 10:30 am, and there was a little wait, but not too bad at all - especially given the small size of the place. The menu is unique and gourmet. There were four adults and two small children... More

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