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Taco Mesa

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3533 E Chapman Ave, Ste E, Orange, CA 92869-3850
714-633-3922
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pretty good, worth a try.

This isn't a typical Mexican food restaurant. It is more of a healthy American style Mexican food. I have been there a few times and some of there food is really good and some isn't really what I like. My favorite item is the Carnitas Torta, it is one of the best Tortas I have ever had. But... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2014
MikeRamsden
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Orange, California
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Orange, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This isn't a typical Mexican food restaurant. It is more of a healthy American style Mexican food. I have been there a few times and some of there food is really good and some isn't really what I like. My favorite item is the Carnitas Torta, it is one of the best Tortas I have ever had. But there chicken... More 

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Escondido, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

try anything blackened, it is good. if you think Alberto's is good, you won't like this-it has flavor, tastes good, and is different. usually busy, but worth the wait.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Last time I ate there was almost a year a go so I was happy to stop by when I was in the neighborhood again, and oh boy they didn't change...the food is still great and the service always welcoming...It wasTuesday, there taco day, so I Haida Baja Taco yumm)with an organic beet salad. I am not sure if the... More 

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Anaheim, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is my very favorite Mexican restaurant in SoCal - and I have been living here for over 20 years. This is not a fancy place - so dress casual and comfortably. The prices are great and the kitchen is clean. Ask for Ricardo and tell him that Chrissy sent you! :)

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Orange, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I love their shrip burrito and it's so much healthier. They put is cabbage as oppsed to rice which I prefer. The food is freash and reasonably priced

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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great Food always. Interesting Items, not your basic Mexican. Not much for atmosphere, but we keep going back for more.

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California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Taco Mesa is the place to go for healthy and innovative Mexican food. Daily specials are always a good bet, as well as the blackened chicken tacos and salmon tacos. Very reasonably priced, and not the usual greasy food!

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Orange, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you want good baja style food at a fair price and find where the locals eat, then this is your place. They have great daily special, personalized service and kids deals on Sunday.

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Orange, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I rarely eat from the regular menu, which has items like blackened chicken tacos, steak burritos, and the like. I am usually tempted by the specials. Tonight I had the Wild Alaskan Salmon special on a bed of mashed potatoes topped with a fresh mango salsa and a yummy sauce with fresh steamed vegetables, with a side of tortillas, corn... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

This is a walk up restaurant, but they have great food& friendly service. Fun for family, or couples. They serve cold corona too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3533 E Chapman Ave, Ste E, Orange, CA 92869-3850
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: 714-633-3922

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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