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El Farolito

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201 S Bradford Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5616
714-993-7880
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Best Mexican food, ever!

This is probably the very best home style Mexican food I have ever had! The carnitas are always succulent, the chile verde is awesome, the chile rogo is fabulous and the chile relleno is out of this world. My wife and daughter just go crazy for the enchiladas. The real secret to this place is that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Manuel Y
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Mesquite, Nevada
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mesquite, Nevada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is probably the very best home style Mexican food I have ever had! The carnitas are always succulent, the chile verde is awesome, the chile rogo is fabulous and the chile relleno is out of this world. My wife and daughter just go crazy for the enchiladas. The real secret to this place is that the cooking is done... More 

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Foothill Ranch, California
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205 reviews 205 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
384 helpful votes 384 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

A friend of mine and her husband introduced me to this restaurant about 8 years ago. It's been at least 6 years since I've been there, because I haven't been in the neighborhood. However, last night, I had a craving that just would not quit. I drove out of my way to get to el Farolito. The food is authentic... More 

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Okay so I read the TripAdvisor reviews and mainly went for their fresh cinnamon coffee and it did not disappoint. I also had the chilaquiles, which were perfect because they were not too spicy, just had a real good flavor. They packed the plates with beans and rice, all homemade, and my son was really into the way they did... More 

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Placentia, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a great local family kitchen. If you don't know where it is is might be hard to find. No diet food here this is for Authentic Southern California Mexican Food. Chips and salsa are fresh. Nachos are huge and everything is very good. Make time Don't rush you will miss the experience.

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Placentia, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you happen to be in old town Placentia, you should really try El Farolito. I have tried different dishes, the pork carnitas are true hit. Every time I've gone there is always a wait list and people waiting outside. So go early or order to go. You won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Been going here frequently for over a decade. Although I don't live 5 minutes away anymore, I still travel to go here! We have dined in, carried out, and catering from there. The food is always on point and consistent. The carnitas are melt-in-your-mouth to die for!

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Placentia, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

this is our favorite restaurant to go and celebrate our neighbors birthdays. We almost always choose to go here. The servers know us and will always take pictures for us. The carnitas are my favorite and my husband almost always gets the Burrito Especial. (in the verde sauce). It is ALWAYS crowded however .

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Anaheim, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I got the shrimp burrito here. I will say that it was a good burrito and I have no complaints. I just wish it was a tad bit cheaper. I'd love to save a little but this place is always packed and packed for a reason the food is good. It was also a wet burrito that is just how... More 

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Placentia, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good neighborhood place, but because they are good, and popular, the wait time is usually long. Will come back..

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Placentia, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great Mexican food at reasonable prices. Go early; they have lots of local fans. I particularly like their Huevos Revueltos (without meat). Their refried beans are cooked with the right amount of spice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 S Bradford Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Placentia
  • Phone Number: 714-993-7880

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?