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Amber's Cantina

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31341 Niguel Rd Ste D, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-4118
+1 949-488-2858
11:00 - 21:00
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Dana Point, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Consistently good Mexican food. The salsa and chips are excellent and I love their carnitas and tostadas. My husband enjoys the chile verde burritos.

Thank sukiewest
Laguna Beach, California
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Amber's Cantina is just plainly great. They never make you wait for a table very long, and get your food our quickly. The staff are very kind, and are attentive to your every need. I recommend any one of their burritos, they are amazing, but everything is great! Enjoy!

Thank Evan H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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75 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

I've been to Amber's Cantina several times and it has never disappointed! The wait staff are always so friendly, food is great and always prompt. Friday nights are busy, we got in before 5.30pm and got the last table! A very popular wee restaurant.

Thank E_Arkley
austin, tx
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Having recently relocated from Austin we've been seeking out a good MX restaurant in Laguna Niguel-so far without much luck. We gave this place a try and were impressed with what seemed to be homemade tortilla chips and very fresh and not too hot salsa, Homemade tortillas and the best Margarita we've tasted so far. The guacamole was the only... More 

Thank robg9000
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu! The couple who prepare the food have been doing it faithfully for 20+ years. Enchilada Durango and Mexican Pizza are my favs. My guy gets Carnitas or Enchilda Pie. Everything super fresh. Service (usually) good.

Thank BarefootNmexico
Lake Forest, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014

I'm quite surprised by the differences in the reviews here..looks like you either love it or really don't like. I'm obviously in the first category. We (my friend) and I always have the same thing...the Pollo Ranchero....it's dee-lish! We do a walk/hike and come for lunch about once a month. Service is great and it's a nice cozy family atmosphere.... More 

Thank imhavinfun
Laguna Niguel, California, United States
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

I have been eating at Ambers since it opened. When I want Mexican food, this is where I go. Yes, it's in a strip mall but sometimes that is where the hidden gems are. It's near the St Regis and Ritz. My husband, who doesn't put Mexican food high on his list of cuisines, always asks me to bring him... More 

Thank Cathy L
Laguna Niguel, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

We've been going to Amber's ever since it opened and love it. It's small and the menu isn't huge but the food is always good and the staff is terrific. Whenever my wife says she wants Mexican food, Amber's is our choice.

Thank Jon H
Mission Viejo, California
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

I've been a patron of Ambers for years, and there is no better local place to get some Mexican food. Is the food better at South of Nicks and Javiers, yes. But the food at Ambers is very good and the people are amazing. Food wise the chips are ok, the guacamole can be great but it can also be... More 

Thank SoCalTraveller9
Beverly Hills, CA
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158 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012 via mobile

Nice dinner with friends. The carnitas is excellent. The chile rellano are very good, and not greasy. They have excellent salsa and nice fresh chips. There is a good selection of beer and cocktails.

Thank TravelingTraveler333

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
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11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31341 Niguel Rd Ste D, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-4118
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Niguel
  • Phone Number: +1 949-488-2858

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?