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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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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Most recent review
Good food... Long wait

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
OChalofn
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Placentia, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Placentia, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Placentia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ive been eating here for over 30 years. Cant beat it for quality Mexican food. Have a margarita or grab your own Dos Equis right out of the cooler.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tasty, home-style, great value. Good variety to choose from. Service is very personal. El Farolito is a Placentia landmark for Mexican dishes. It is very popular and busy every day. Waiting is not uncommon but worth the wait.

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Placentia, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Everything on the menu is good or excellent! Good service and atmosphere as well. I've never been disappointed here!

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NJ
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Amazing food. The Chile Rellenos and Sopas were terrific. I'm from the east coast and nothing beats the Mexican food in OC. Superb food. 5 stars. Can't wait to visit again.

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Placentia, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great athutenic mexican food at a great price fast and friendly. Always very busy and the wait is about 20 to 30 minutes

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Ladera Ranch, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've been visiting El Farolito for at least 20 years. The restaurant is family owned and in my opinion the best Mexican restaurant in Orange County. The food is very reasonable and the restaurant clean. Expect a wait whenever you go, but it's well worth the wait. Also, it's very reasonable. For a family of five, our bill totaled $40... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The food brings you here ! Kind of cramped environment, always lots of people. This is where all the locals go to eat - it's a secret! My favorite is the daily lunch-en specials - reasonably priced and great food ! Two people can have lunch for under $15 !!

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Anaheim, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

No matter how far I move away, I always make my way back! For almost 3 Decades I have been enjoying the authentic mexican food served here. From the Burritos, chips & salsa, Carne Asada, Carnitas,Tacos, Enchiladas, Rice, Beans, & Menudo; it's all good. Top it off with an ice cold Mexican beer or Margarita; you cannot go wrong!

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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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