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Costa Mesa

Amorelia Mexican Cafe

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
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Caldo de Pollo
Fresh chicken soup with veggies, avocado and rice
1/2 Portion6.5
Mix Green Salad
Mix greens, tomato, onions, mushrooms and dressing of choice: (ranch, balsamic or cesar)
Traditional hominy soup with chicken. Choose red or green pozole. Served with seasonings and toppings on the side
Tacos Al Pastor
Make your own tacos! Served on hot a skillet. Tender pork, pineapple, onions, red achiote sauce, rice, beans, house salsa and tortillas
Ribeye Tacos
Make your own tacos! Served on hot a skillet. Sauteed 6oz of sliced ribeye, grilled mushrooms and onions, cheese, rice, beans, house salsa and tortillas
Tacos Con Mahi
Sauteed Mahi, pico, cabbage, chipotle aioli sauce, avocado, server with rice and beans
El Trio
3 crispy tacos (papa, picadillo, tinga) topped with lettuce, sour cream, cotija cheese and pico. Served with rice and beans
Chile Relleno
Poblano chile stuffed with queso fresco, topped with green and red sauce, served with white rice and black beans
Chile Verde
Slowly cooked and braised pork in a green tomatillo sauce, topped with onions and cilantro, served with white rice, black beans and tortillas
Chicken Fajitas
Sauteed mix vegetables, 6oz of chicken, guacamole, sour cream and pico, served with rice, beans and tortillas
Steak Fajitas
Sauteed mix vegetables, 6oz flat meat, guacamole, sour cream and pico, served with rice, beans and tortillas
Choice of red or green salsa. Choice of chicken, beef or cheese; topped with sour cream and cotija cheese, served with rice and beans
Grilled Burrito
Your choice of: Asada, Chicken, Carnitas. rice, beans, pico, salsa roja, onions, cilantro. Side of pico, guacamole and sour cream
Add Wet in Red or Green Sauce1.5
Your choice of: Asada, chicken or carnitas, Beans, sour cream, lettuce, tomato, onions, avocado, pickled jalapeno and side of potatoes
Chipotle Chicken Sandwich
Bun, grilled chicken breast, chipotle aioli, lettuce, tomato, bacon, onions, guacamole, served with a side of potatoes
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Their burritos was really good but you have to ask i recommend they put them on the menu. The rice is reallly good. they have a full bar as well. WE had micheledas and they come with the beer of your choice, pretty good.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CSS9112014
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Amorelia represents the food, traditions and culture of Real Mexico. From the decor to the ambience it’s like you are truly in central, colonial Mexico. Great escape from daily routine. Great place for enjoying a relaxing evening at the bar or at a table. With...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank danielpL48CK
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We walked in this restaurant for lunch. It locates in a Kmart plaza not very obvious. The furnitures are great Spanish style, solid and classy. The waiter was attentive and warm. We started with a shrimp ceviche, very fresh with good. The chicken enchiladas were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Giggiee
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Great Mexican food. Amorelia offers the real thing. Don't expect American style Mexican food. I suggest a reservation. It can be quite busy.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank RandyRossi
Reviewed July 28, 2018

This was our first visit to Amorelia's, and...it was a pleasant one. The staff was very attentive. Having done our "home work", we settled on the ENCHILADAS DE MOLE VERDE and the ENCHILADAS SUIZAS. Both dishes were VERY good. We'll be back...for sure..!!!. Prices are...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ebrynnie
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Quite the hidden gem. Went today for lunch & we had fajitas, great. Very good fresh chips & house made salsa (addicting). Very good, reasonable prices & charming interiors. Excellent service too. I will be back!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Erica L
Reviewed October 16, 2017

We got real lucky - found Amorelia on line and 3 of us checked it out. We didn't know what to expect being in a strip mall. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, the ambience inside, and the wait staff. We were there in the morning...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank JoyceA926
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Not Americanized, food. Delicious different style of enchiladas and tacos, fish dishes and steaks. Great roasted Chile salsa. Very dark windows giving you the appearance of being closed, but usually open.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Priscilla G
Reviewed December 1, 2016

This is a great restaurant for a change from standard Mexican fare. The restaurant is not big but it is cozy and the servers are very friendly. Their cocktails are varied and excellent. We really like their Cadillac Margaritas. The chips are fresh and we...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Paul P
Reviewed November 7, 2016

Having seen an ad for this family-run Mexican restaurant, I checked out the menu online and was impressed with the wide selection of specialty dishes. There were so many interesting choices – moles, seafood enchiladas, ceviche, stuffed chicken, and “100% Amorelia” specialties of their own...More

Date of visit: November 2016
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