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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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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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
Level Contributor
4 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
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360 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 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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47 reviews
40 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
Pleasant Hill, Ca.
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

This place is where the locals hang out-so you know it's bueno!! Very friendly waiters/staff..delicious food, and plentiful and incredibly affordable prices. When we are in the Anaheim/Fullerton area again, we will definetly stop by again!

Thank Ca Mama
Brea, California
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I have eaten at El Farolito for many years. It's a converted house run by family. The food is authentic Mexican food and the best deal around. The Carnitas are the best I've had anywhere. Ask for them crispy. You get a large portion that is too much to eat at one sitting. Another treat is their Shrimp Empanisado which... More 

Thank Customer1722
South Florida, Florida
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

My second visit for lunch and they aced both visits. The burritos and tacos are excellent. The service is solid and I'd love to have this restaurant nearer to where I live in FL.

Thank Deepstops
La Habra, California
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We went for dinner during the middle of the week hoping it was not crowded, it was. It did not matter though since we must have been the only party of 2, we got seated in 5 minutes. We ordered 2 Pollo al la Diablos all beans and we were good. They food can rather fast but was great. The... More 

Thank TheRealDetentroph
Yorba Linda, CA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I've been coming here for years, and I have yet to find another Mexican restaurant better. If you want real, authentic Mexican food, come here. The complementary, homemade chips and salsa are delicious- yes the salsa's a little on the hot side, but it's very tasty and I can't get enough of it. Make sure you ask for some salsa... More 

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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, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?