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El Farolito

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201 S Bradford Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5616
+1 714-993-7880
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Irvine, California
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353 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to the Tamale Festival and all of the stands had long lines so we decided to go to this restaurant to eat instead of waiting on the street. The service was slow but understandable because of the crowds. The Tamales were good but a little too much masa. The price and the size of the dishes were excellent

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Thank Ed P
Anaheim, California
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120 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Okay, I'll admit it, I'm a carnitas snob. If it's on the menu, I'll order it. This is exactly what carnitas *should* be: tender, flaky and soft on the inside, crunchy-crisp on the outside. Paired with their delicious rice, beans, and salsas - it's heaven on a plate. Speaking of their salsas, they're home made along with the chips they... More 

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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 4 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 

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Los Angeles, CA
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 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.

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Thank TGDino
calgary, ab
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113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

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 

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Los Angeles, California
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288 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 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!

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Thank Sid k
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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262 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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 

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Thank DJ_World_Traveller
Placentia, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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.

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Thank sweethawk25
Ellinwood, Ks
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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!

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Thank Ellinwood_KsJh777
Placentia, California
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Our family loves their breakfasts. The fresh food and aroma is inviting. Usually a line of people waiting but it goes fast.

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Thank socalgrammy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
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?