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El Farolito

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201 S Bradford Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5616
+1 714-993-7880
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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176 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a business group, we all ordered different dishes and we were all very pleased. The salsa is wonderful (if you don't like cilantro, use caution). Salad burrito was truly great too. Will take "reservations" 1 hour in advance, but no sooner - so plan ahead - set the alarm on your phone or something. Nice service, good parking... More 

Thank AllyG520
Los Angeles, CA
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Mexican fare, favorites, and hard to resist homemade tortilla chips. Carne Asada is fired up just right here - #29 the Carne Asada plate is filling.

Thank TGDino
calgary, ab
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113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our last meals of our trip was at El Farolito in Placentia, CA. A little gem tucked away on a nondescript commercial street, upon walking in we could see how lively the place was even for a Monday night. Fresh cut salsa and chips were served upon arrival, and few menu items cost more than $10. We both... More 

Thank jjluke
Los Angeles, California
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286 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

I'm so happy when I find places like this! It's a great testament to the family that owns this restaurant they're still serving magnificent Mexican food after 42 years! Great food and excellent service! You gotta eat here!

Thank Sid k
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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260 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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 October 17, 2016

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 October 12, 2016

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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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

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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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

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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116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 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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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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 714-993-7880

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