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El Cortez Mexican Restaurant

££ - £££Mexican, , Latin
28971 Golden Lantern Ste A101, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-1566
+1 949-495-4808
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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28971 Golden Lantern Ste A101, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-1566
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Whenever I'm back from the Middle East I head to El Cortez for a Mexican food fix. Nothing fancy, just the basics of Mexican food. Good chips and salsa. Guacamole is pre-fab, nothing special. Good tacos, chile rellanos, very good chile verde.

Thank Hoverbutton74
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The food is authentic and has great flavor. The burritos are delicious. Pleasant atmosphere with a separate bar area.

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We love going here for their lunch menu prices, but if you can't make it for that, the a la carte menu is perfect as well. I especially love the chicken Chimi-flautas, they are always made to perfection and dipped in salsa and sour cream...yummy,...More

Thank Urbanhick
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Chips and salsa: chips a bit too thin and salsa was pretty bland. They serve you a mild one and A spicy one. Service: friendly and good service Food: Albondigas soup, salad, and flan are fine. Enchiladas and kids cheese quesadilla were also okay. Spanish...More

Thank 878cheyennep
Reviewed 17 October 2016

sit in the bar area, watch tv and enjoy the Mexican dishes. Service is pleasant and prices are reasonable

Thank tparrett1
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Very good Mexican food for a reasonable price. Very much a family restaurant but they have margaritas and delicious food for the adults as well. Highly recommended.

Thank CaribbeanFan79
Reviewed 28 January 2016

El Cortez has been our favorite for Mexican food since we moved here in 2013. The food is excellent, the service is usually very good, and our regular waiter remembers us. There are very reasonable lunch specials on weekdays. The tortillas are handmade, and the...More

Thank DennyCraneEsq
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Wonderful weekday lunch specials for 6.95....Chile Relleno fantastic! Huevos Montados....over-easy eggs over cheese enchiladas for breakfast one of our favorites. Cadillac Margaritas delicious. Beautiful separate bar with big screens! Always a good time there!

Thank RGG333
Reviewed 15 December 2015

El Cortez is a great place for the family or to stop by at Happy Hour and enjoy the menu while watching your favorite sports. The menu is all encompassing and everyone can find their favorite. At Happy Hour the Taster Plate is great for...More

Thank Russ M
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Yes, El Cortez is our "go to" spot for Mexican food. We get the same thing every time. Enchiladas, rice, and beans. The best beans around when they come out with an almost burned top. I think $14.99 for two enchiladas, rice, and beans is...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28971 Golden Lantern Ste A101, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-1566
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Niguel
  • Phone Number: +1 949-495-4808
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