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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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Placentia, California
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Thank nepowers
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 7 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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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

My family is visiting Disneyland for the first time and we are on a budget. I wasn't too happy about paying for $50 for sandwiches for a family if 4 at downtown Disney. We wanted to find an authentic Mexican food resturants. I read many reviews and found this gem. The food was fantastic. My mother-in-law actually said that she... More 

Thank Dave C
Murrieta, California
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374 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch. There are 4 lunch plate specials. One was a chicken taco and cheese enchilada with rice and beans. No substitutions, and we wanted beef tacos, so we ordered off the regular menu - it was $2. Hmmmm. Food, including the chips, was excellent! We had to flag our waitress down a few times. The parking lot is... More 

Thank Lepha
Hamilton, Canada
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

The place is very busy and not really my style. It is loud and run down with a cafeteria like atmosphere. Not an impressive place to bring a date. The burrito that I had seemed like every other plate served with beens, and everything Mexican all mashed together. If you want a knock down inexpensive place to eat that is... More 

Thank Anton P

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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?