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El Farolito

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201 S Bradford Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5616
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been going here for over twenty years. Stopped by today and once again food was delicious! Chips, salsa, burrito especial and beer! Doesn't get any better except for my leftovers tomorrow! El Farolito rocks it again

Thank DPSam
Yorba Linda, California
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178 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the family that owns and runs this place... There are weeks that we are there twice a week and then sometimes we aren't around but they always remember us and our kids. It pays to be going here for more years than I can remember ... Hey it's solid Mexican American food that is consistent and great. They... More 

Thank losjacksons
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been going for years. Never disappointed . If you have to wait it is always worth it. Enjoy a beer or Margarita while you wait

Thank Canningqueen
Placentia, California
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Speechless! I love these guys. Pork Carnitas everytime, YUM!! Price is fair for getting a full belly!

Thank nepowers
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This family owned restaurant has been in the little town of Placentia, California for over 30 years! The food is homemade and the prices unbelievably LOW. A lot of good food for your dollars! The Carnitas dinner is wonderful along with the tacos and enchiladas. Very good salsa and homemade chips.Weekends very busy and may be a long wait. Family... More 

Thank Gloria S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Come here once a year during my annual visit. Have to order this dish. Fantastic!! Two out of three of us had this dish. The third guy enjoyed his favorite, the burrito especial, extra wet, with ground beef. He loves that plate. Extra wet is not on the menu, so if you want more sauce, order that way.

Thank Jeff G
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

I love this place. It is my favorite Mexican food in all of so cal!! Everything on the menu is fantastic!! You have to get there early if you don't want to wait in line!! Most of the time the line is down the street. If you like hot try the Diablo shrimp. Dynamite!!! If you are waiting in the... More 

Thank Budda11
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Stop by for a great soup or your typical tacos. Staff is very friendly. I try almost everything on the menu and so far so good. This is your nice typical mexican restaurant.

Thank Roxana R
Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Went with a group of 6 for lunch on Friday. Love their salsa and house made chips. Had a shredded beef taco and cheese onion enchilada..... the beans are heavenly! The only thing I would not order again was the guac appetizer, kind of bland. Cadillac Margarita was very yummy. We had plenty of food left to take home &... More 

Thank Jody F
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The food is authentic Mexican food. The service is good as well. The restaurant has been a favorite to locals for four decades.

Thank NJR59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 S Bradford Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Placentia
  • Phone Number: 714-993-7880

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