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Anepalco's Cafe at Ayres Hotel

3737 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868-1608
+1 714-456-9642
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“chilaquiles” (12 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3737 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868-1608
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish I had known the food would be so good! I found myself wishing I could savor the flavors and eat more. The chicken enchiladas had outstanding flavors and texture.

Thank Gayle L
Reviewed August 10, 2018

My son and I came back on two occasions just to eat their guacamole (most amazing one I've had) and their barbacoa tacos. Seriously good! I would definitely return if I'm ever in Orange, CA.

Thank engally
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The atmosphere, décor, and added touches helped to add to a delightful meal. The waitstaff was also accommodating. While SoCal has its share of great Mexican food, Anepalco's presentation and unique flavors made for a pleasurable dining experience.

Thank Coldwell
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Best Chicken Mole I had in years. Attractive presentation, very good and knowledgeable service and the chocolate flan was to die for.

Thank bcox92110
Reviewed July 8, 2018

While passing through Orange County on a recent business trip I stopped in for lunch at Anepalco's Cafe. The Mexican food was excellent, the service was friendly and the food was reasonably priced.

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Fast, friendly and efficient lunch service - great for a work day lunch time frame. The ceviche was mildly acidic with great sweet and tangy and bitter flavor profile, Spanish octopus tacos were tender and tasty with great tasting corn tortillas. But the Perdidos was...More

Thank MrHCooksForYou
Reviewed March 23, 2018

It’s gourmet Mexican. Not a big selection but what we had was delicious. A bit pricey but, again, you’re not getting the typical Mexican dish. I would recommend for adults but not children. Limited seating. We walked in at 5 pm but most of the...More

Thank ARG805
Reviewed March 13, 2018

We were staying at ALO Hotel and called the restaurant at 5 pm for a reservation that evening and was told there was nothing available until 9 pm; we stopped by at 6:30 pm and a table was available, we lucked out. It is a...More

Thank FarmerRK
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

As I walked back to my hotel room, I thought that the striking feature of the supper I had was its balance. From the margarita to the ceviche to the enchiladas, every ingredient was delicious and no ingredient overpowered the rest. They were presented in...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed January 12, 2018

Everyone I've brought here has LOVED IT! Reasonably priced food is fantastic, cocktails are top notch, Miguel's bar service is sheer artistry. Sit at the bar and order a smoked Bourbon/Mezcal cocktail. The fire show alone is worth the price of admission, the cocktail is...More

Thank ScottD58
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3737 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868-1608
    (City Dr.)
  • Public Transportation: UCI Medical Center, Ayres Hotel, The Block
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 714-456-9642
Welcome to Anepalco's Cafe. We are a Mexican-French Fussion Restaurant. We offer you a great variety in our menu. From our Signature Dish The Chilaquiles, to French-Style Omelettes and Lunch Crepes for brunch, to Serrano Beurre Blanc Tilapia, Costillas al Vino Rojo, or Cielo, Mer y Terre for dinner. Come to Anepalco's Cafe and enjoy of an unforgettable dining experience.
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