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El Farolito

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201 S Bradford Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5616
7:00 am - 10:00 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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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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256 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were staying in Placentia and wanted a good Mexican restaurant near by, El Farolito came up as #1 on TA so we gave it a chance. It was easy to find and very busy on a Monday night full of locals. Very few entrees were over $10, the portions were large and the food was good quality. I had... More 

Thank DJ_World_Traveller
Placentia, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for authentic Mexican food served in a great setting, this is the place to go. Whether you are looking for a combination plate or ala carte items, everything on the menu is outstanding. I would recommend arriving before 5 to avoid a wait as they are always packed with customers.

Thank sweethawk25
Ellinwood, Ks
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for dinner and the reviews don't lie! Everything was fantastic! The only regret was not sharing the dish with my husband! I was so full!

Thank Ellinwood_KsJh777
Placentia, California
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family loves their breakfasts. The fresh food and aroma is inviting. Usually a line of people waiting but it goes fast.

Thank socalgrammy
Yorba Linda, California
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My children were in town for a special event and wanted authentic Mexican food. Luckily I remembered this place. The carnitas were great and my daughter loved her her Chile Relleno. And what could be better than great Margarita's for lunch.

Thank Cwinner
Glendale, Arizona
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my goodness this place is soooooo good. I had the huevo rancheros and was so pleased. Will definitely be back and recommend anyone to try it!. Food tastes authentic.

Thank Pumpkinlife
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

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

Thank nepowers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?