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El Farolito

201 S Bradford Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5616
714-993-7880
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Ranked #1 of 87 restaurants in Placentia
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

In old town Placentia. Almost always full of happy customers, often there is some waiting. Serves breakfast all day, but the lunch and dinner menu is more attractive to me. I especially like the Ranchera sauce on strips of chicken white meat, with rice, beans, and tortillas.

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Placentia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

this is the best mexican food I have ever tasted,which includes many trip ,well over a hundred ,to Mexico,family owned and operated,great people to share a meal with

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Get your own beer and they just count the bottles!. Chips are made to order and the food is excellent. Want Menudo on Sunday. They have it!! Excellent and good pricing!

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Oxnard California
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151 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I had a business lunch here. The place is obviously well known as most of the tables were taken but luckily we got a table even though it was just before noon. My business partner told me I wouldn't be disappointed with the food, and he was right, my pork carnitas plate did taste good. And unlike other chain type... More

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Placentia, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

family run, authentic, LONG waits, priced right. what's not to like? All of the food is good - Tampiquena is very good.

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Placentia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Little place with tight parking ( more parking nearby), but the good Mexican food is here. Nice combos and cute, quaint surroundings.

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Los Angeles, California
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went with friend as they insisted It's a small mom an pop place which is usually busy as it's really cheap Food is ok and has lard all over it but did taste ok Nothing great but good for budget

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Irvine, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is a wonderful family restaurant. I'm always amazed & delighted to see how many people of different cultures and ages are relishing the freshly prepared food at El Farolito. The dishes we ordered - Beef Machaka for my wife and Chicken Machaka for me - were absolutely delicious ... by far the best Mexican food I've had in Orange... More

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Placentia, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Nice little place always full of people waiting to eat.....Love it as really close to home and can walk..The food is always hot and very very good....Love the homemade tortillas, salsa is awesome always bring home enough for lunch next day.....

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This place is excellent! Much better than the El Farolito Jr location in downtown Fullerton, where i had previously eaten. My gf and I shared the Carnitas plate and an extra order or tortillas, and that was plenty food, since they of course kept coming with endless chips and dip too. The carnitas were very flavorful, as were the sides... More

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