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All 90 Placentia Restaurants

El Farolito

201 S Bradford Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5616
714-993-7880
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Ranked #1 of 90 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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  • English first
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English first
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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
10 helpful votes 10 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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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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