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All 89 Placentia Restaurants

El Farolito

201 S Bradford Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5616
714-993-7880
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Ranked #1 of 89 Restaurants in Placentia
Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Anaheim, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Soutnern California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife and I always order the enchiladas Verdes. Very good chicken enchiladas with a green tomatillo sauce. On the negative side we find their tortilla chips to be greasy.

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Walt Disney World, Florida
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158 reviews 158 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I really love the Menudo some of my best times as a kid were there. I really like how real every thing is and I think they do a great Job!!!

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Lakewood, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you want good ol home made tasting food, this is the place to go, just about all dishes I've tried have been quite pleasant to the pallet, and their cinnamon coffee, that is just the perfect way to start your morning. Servers are always quite pleasant, always a friendly smile and there to serve you.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One of Placentia's best, El Farolito is consistently delicious and welcoming. It is THE place to go in Placentia or North Orange County for authentic Mexican cooking.

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Had high expectations for this Mexican restaurant since it's always extremely busy, but very disappointing. I had the chile relleños...too much batter and cheese and very little chile. The chips were very hard and tasteless and the hot sauce was not hot. My husband had the fajitas. The meat was very tough and again tasteless.

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Placentia, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What sets a great restaurant apart is consistent good food. We have been eating at this restaurant since 1985 and the food has not changed at all. Always great! This is a family run business that we have seen the children grow and take over for their parents. The service is great and the people are very friendly. Prices are... More 

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La Quinta, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Excellence is synonymous with this hole-in-the-wall Mexican eatery! From their endless fresh "homemade" chips and mouth-warming dips to their traditional desserts. This place is THE place to go! Perched in the southwest corner of Bradford and Menudo Streets in olde town Placentia, it is not readily visible! No frills fabulous traditional ethnic Latino fair speaks of their name and the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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161 reviews 161 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had a party of 12 and were treated spectacularly! The service was absolutely amazing. They catered to our needs completely. The food was excellent. Mexican is not my favorite food but I was blown away by how good this food was. It had flavor and wasn't just a sloppy mess of food with sauce and cheese on top. The... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was my FAVORITE Mexican restaurant. I left a really great Yelp review when I used to Yelp often. We finally visited again (been here 5x), and this visit was not the same. Service was abysmal. Wait times were a mess (so many parties ahead of us going first). We waited 15 minutes before being asked what we wanted to... More 

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Additional Information about El Farolito

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

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