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Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant

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296 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3807
+1 949-645-7626
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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249 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is easy to find. Not a lot of parking spots in the lot. Luckily someone was pulling out just as we pulled in. Interior decor is average. Even though we did not have reservations, we were seated immediately. We started with the Grande Guacamole appetizer which was quite generous in portion size. I had chicken quesadillas which were... More 

Thank joyceTL4
Penhook, Virginia
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215 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Love this place. The food, bar and service are all terrific. Be prepared to wait a peak hours but it is worth it. The tacos, tamales and cheese enchiladas are favorites of my family. It is in a small strip mall and parking is a challenge.

Thank boatdrinks011
Costa Mesa, California, United States
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172 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Took a friend here for the first time and she loved the food. Quick service. I had the chicken flautas and they were very good. My friend had the taco and very tasty. We are definitely coming back.

Thank Amanda D
Costa Mesa, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This place has been there forever, that tells you something. The food is delicious and plentiful! The prices are very reasonable too.

Thank jmmortgage
Irvine, California
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144 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here since 1972, over the years, things have changed a little. The once hour wait for a table, weekends especially, is no more. Some of my favorite dishes are no longer on the menu, Steak Picado, I miss you. A Persident of the United States has not come in for several terms, the two brothers who... More 

Thank James W
Corona del Mar, CA
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422 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 644 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Mi Casa is a long time staple in Costa Mesa. The food can feel dated sometimes since so many other styles of Mexican cuisine have come onto the scene along with the foods of many other Central and South American countries, but at other times it is just what you want and need. You get big combo plates with rice,... More 

1 Thank scottca075
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224 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Nothing beats a GOOD HAPPY HOUR and this place offers SPECIAL prices on BOTH! Yet, BEWARE! 😳 the Happy Hour food, beer or wine ONLY are a good deal here!! Bartenders tend to "Pour pretty WEAK"!! ☹️(depending on WHO'S behind the bar and we're guessing with the advice from Owner/Management?) Sometimes you have to wonder if there is any alcohol... More 

Thank Nan2cute4u
Paia, Hawaii
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Stopped in for lunch with a friend and was pretty surprised how good it was. She said she has been coming for years and it's always pretty good. Staff was good, décor old school and not to busy . Had the steak taco plate with rice, great black beans and chips, all very good. The salsa was very good and... More 

Thank tako4u
Santa Ana, California
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319 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had gone to a free Journey Tribute band at The Marketplace, and decide to have lunch. My friends had never been here before and was so excited to try something new! I explained they had been here a long time. Everyone was so delighted the wait staff was very nice and, friendly! We will be back!

Thank Tina B
Newport Beach, California
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Mildly charmed long time Costa Mesa family style restaurant fairly serving quiet family diner and companion a semi-enjoyable quesadilla and unnecessarily over-spiced salad, in a tightly seated booth, all the while slightly overwhelmed by nearby alouded bar area. Next time…will be a struggle.

Thank BFDiner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 296 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3807
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-645-7626

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