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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 1
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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
Great food at a great price!

They have wonderful authentic Mexican food. I haven't had anything that wasn't delicious. My favorite is the chicken enchiladas ranchreras, sooooo gooood . It is family friendly go early or you will have to wait ( no reservations ). The food is worth the wait. Good selection of Mexican beers too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Libbie M
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Placentia, California
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Placentia, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

They have wonderful authentic Mexican food. I haven't had anything that wasn't delicious. My favorite is the chicken enchiladas ranchreras, sooooo gooood . It is family friendly go early or you will have to wait ( no reservations ). The food is worth the wait. Good selection of Mexican beers too.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I like many people on CSUF campus discovered this deliciousness by word of mouth. I started coming to this family owned restaurant in 1995 and continue to stop by when i am in the area. The carnitas plate is still my favorite and the shrimp cocktail is a close second!

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Montreal, Canada
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Glad it was a Saturday as we were able to taste the menudo (tripe) with hominy (big puffy and chewy corn). I enjoyed the enchiladas verdes with rice, and refried beans. And tried a bit of steak picado plate that also came with rice, refried beans and corn tortillas that you can assemble your own soft tacos. Huge portions, great... More 

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Placentia, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Family-run for generations. Authentic food and homey ambiance, just like Grandma's house. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Never had a bad meal or bad service. Just go (or get take-out)....you won't regret it.

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Placentia, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very good also reasonable prices. Very crowded all the time, get there early , but worth the wait. Also have good margaritas

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Placentia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The carnitas & carnitas de machaca are my 2 favorites and by far the the best in Orange County as well as anywhere else for that matter. The arroz con pollo is amazing with nice chunks of white breast meat instead of that grizzled dark thigh meat most places use. You can grab a beer out of the fridge while... More 

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Placentia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A Mom & Pop, friendly place that serves great food at a very reasonable price. Great breakfasts, as well as lunch & dinners.

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Placentia, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

As a long-time resident of Placentia, I have eaten at El Farolito several times (usually at some visitor's enthusiastic request). The building is a run-down, dirty, cramped, converted home. The service and food are average. Parking is a challenge in our "historic" district. The popularity of this place mystifies me. I can' help thinking of Frozen Mexican food heated in... More 

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West Covina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I came here a few months ago with my mom and fiancé for a later brunch on a Sunday. There was a long waiting list so we waited about 30 min. Needless to say, the wait was worth it. The food is very inexpensive, but the service and taste is excellent! It's a small restaurant, but don't be fooled by... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Delicious!!!! We've been twice and can't wait to go back again. Great beans and rice. Margarita weak though. Very good service.

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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?