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Amorelia Mexican Cafe

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2200 Harbor Blvd Ste C110, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-5844
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the reasons we moved back to So CA after living in the Midwest for a few years was because of the food I grew up with here. So CA has curated a very diverse mix of food choices; much more than when I was a kid. But Mexican food, So CA style is still my Holy Grail. We... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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105 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Amorelia and its one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in SoCal. Amorelia is what I would classify as upscale Mexican with a regional focus. The mixed drinks are unique and delicious as well. The staff was great and the food wonderful, we would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a different type... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Don't be fooled by the strip-mall. It's excellent Mexican food with surprisingly nice ambience and great service. They also custom make my margarita without sugars. For that, I already appreciate the place. Highly recommended.

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Boulder, Co
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I ate here 2 or 3 times on recent trips,I enjoyed the appetizers of shrimps and another of calamari frito. both were great but i must say on my last visit they were a bit under-cooked. It must have been a bad night for the chef. The main dishes are large enough for 2 people to share, particularly after the... More 

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southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Total satisfaction with food, cocktails and service. The food is the real authentic deal. The dishes are superbly prepared without excessive sauce and cheese like most Mexican restaurants. The chile rellenos, enchiladas and speciality dishes are excellent. Three of us shared and all of us were impressed with all choices. They even use organic chicken. The Harbor Blvd. at Victoria... More 

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Newport Beach
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Don't be put off by their location, this place is worth finding. True, slow cooked Mexico CIty flavors in a cute little restaurant. I had the chicken mole which was devine and my husband had the chile relleno which he raved about. I don't usually care for most restaurant margaritas but the pomegranite marg was fantastic! all fresh juices--not overly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The little Mexican Cafe hidden in a little strip mall was a great find recommended by a friend. The start with fresh tortilla chips and what seemed like a very nice homemade salsa was great and the tacos at lunch with the pork was exceptional in taste. Beans and rice came as a side with the lunch and met my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

To get true Mexican food this good, you would have to go to Mexico City! This is a tastefully run restaurant playing very nice Mexican music while you dine. The staff is very attentive and friendly. The Chili Relleno is the best anywhere. Don't miss it!

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Vancouver, Washington
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This restaurant is located in a strip mall in Costa Mesa, but, well worth the visiting. Unlike most Mexican Food Restaurants, their fare is more creative, while retaining the originality of Mexican cuisine---I consider this as more of a 'high end' Mexican Restaurant. Pricing is very reasonable, yet, not a the low end of the price scale--well worth it in... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I tried this new place and then just had to go back again because the chile relleno was so delicious and I was craving it. Yesterday, I had the chile relleno for lunch once again and it was sooooooo good. And my server was great so I tipped her 40% -- a little higher than usual for me, but very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Harbor Blvd Ste C110, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-5844
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: 949-646-1422
Recently opened proud family owned business on January 30, 2010. We are very excited to offer the best quality food and service to everyone. We come from a traditional family backround. Where food and family is everything. Our concept is to bring the experience of Central Mexico to Southern California. We are originally from a city called "Morelia", it's how our name came about. Amor a Morelia (Love for Morelia) Amorelia Mexican Cafe. Morelia is a colonial city built by the Spanish and the French. It's full of color and history. And the food is excellent. When you visit us you will find yourself in a small piece of Morelia with Cantera surrounding walls, rustic decor and lighting.

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