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“GREAT FOOD at a good price.”

Estrella's Restaurant and Cantina
Ranked #3 of 70 Restaurants in Fallbrook
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bonsall, California
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186 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“GREAT FOOD at a good price.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014

Estrellas's was originally in nearby Bonsall just off the 76 highway. (The original location now lies under the expanded highway.) This has been a family owned and operated restaurant for decades. The new location is rather small and the restaurant is very popular, so reservations are recommended for prime time! I love margaritas and I must say they serve one of the best. Lots of combinations on the menu but the usual burritos, tacos and enchiladas are great...a good blend of spices and quality meats without over-doing the raw onions. Salsa is great...they offer regular and by request, a "hot" version. Chips seemed to be homemade...flour and corn! The new location still looks clean and new. You can't go wrong here...everything is great.

  • Visited June 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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268 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Great Mexican food in a very small restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Six of us went to Estrella's Mexican Restaurant after hearing about the place from numerous friends. The dining area is very small, but we lucked out and was able to be seated around a small table that was in the corner. We ordered everything a bit of everything: fajitas, enchiladas, carne asada, taco salad, etc. and everything was fantastic. The drinks were cold, the food hot and the service could not have been better!!! If you're in the Fallbrook area....GO!!!!!

Visited March 2014
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Antioch, Illinois
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent local Mexican Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

The restaurant is very small, but always very busy. The food is reasonably priced and portions are very generous! The quality of the food is outstanding - I had the chicken tacos and they were some of the best ever. It can be a little loud at times, but overall this place is a real find.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Dan R
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Fallbrook, California
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Only wish they had more room...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Because it's so popular, and not a very large restaurant, sometimes you have to wait a while. The food is definitely worth it! Starting with the perfect flour chips, and then enjoying any of their delicious Mexican dishes, you'll go home full & happy!

Visited February 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Long wait for delicious food. A little too loud & cramped for our 1yr old but we survived. The home-made chips were amazing!!!! Will definitely return when in the area.

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