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Mi Casa

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22322 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 (Alma Aldea)
949-635-9538
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Description: Our family owned Mexican restuarnt includes simple classics like our...
Our family owned Mexican restuarnt includes simple classics like our crispy tacos overflowing with lettuce and cheese, and scrumptious healthy options like our grilled Mahi Tacos covered in a tropical salsa that is sure to impress your taste buds!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bland

I've been here a few times now, and although the service is great, the food is always really bland. Definitely not authentic Mexican... Guacamole is not just a mushed up avocado (seriously! not even salt and pepper!). I like their margaritas, though, and their Caesar salad (which isn't at all a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Cassandra R
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Lake Forest, California, United States
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We went for lunch our first time at Mi Casa. Surprisingly, they weren't very busy (it was a week day). On weekends they seem to be packed. The portions were large and the food was great. The Margaritas, however, were rather small portions. I hope they enlarge them in the future.

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Lake Forest, California, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I've been here a few times now, and although the service is great, the food is always really bland. Definitely not authentic Mexican... Guacamole is not just a mushed up avocado (seriously! not even salt and pepper!). I like their margaritas, though, and their Caesar salad (which isn't at all a Caesar salad) is pretty good.

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101 reviews 101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

When we visit our son in Aliso Viejo, he always likes to go to MI Casa. It is a drive from their house, but they like it. The margaritas are good. There is endless chips and salsa. The food is served in large portions and pretty good. You definitely will not leave hungry. Worth the drive to try.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The tortilla soup is the Bomb and only $3 a bowl at happy hour 4-6 Tuesday through Friday. Awesome street tacos on Taco Tuesdays. The menu is a little above average, but most of the food is really good!!

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Trabuco Canyon, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Met friends for a happy hour drink and food- came here because its so close to where we work. Buy because there was a party in the patio, where happy hour usually takes place, we had to sit in the dining room. This was ok with the 6 of us girls except that the restaurant would not honor the happy... More 

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Naples, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is a very nice restaurant, pleasant atmosphere, traditional Mexican menu. I ordered the tamale plate which was very good. The tamale was Very Large, I could hardly eat any of the rice and beans. Tortilla chips are complementary and served immediately with three selections of salsa. All of our group enjoyed their meal with lots of leftovers!

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is more or less an update to my last review, as my family wanted to go here, so I decided to give it another whack. Let me open with a question or two. Do you like cheese? Yes? On a scale of 1-10 how much do you like cheese? If you answered with a number under 11, then you... More 

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Orange, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you do happy hour at Mi Casa, you can do it cheap OR you can get caught up in their extended menu. The trick is... if you go "cheap," that's the kind of food you get. Their tacos are not only small street tacos, they barely have anything in them. Their drinks were good... not amazing. If you're looking... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Had the carnitas brisket and chicken mole. Both were very nice indeed. I always like their tortillas. They're more buttery than most. Will be back.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I'll start by saying this, I have grown up on Mexican food. My family really likes it, and I know good Mexican food and bad Mexican food. This is BAD Mexican food, as in it is poorly seasoned, and to me it seems, they tried to cover up the poor taste by giving you a lot. What was in this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22322 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
    (Alma Aldea)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Phone Number: 949-635-9538

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Our family owned Mexican restuarnt includes simple classics like our crispy tacos overflowing with lettuce and cheese, and scrumptious healthy options like our grilled Mahi Tacos covered in a tropical salsa that is sure to impress your taste buds!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?