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La Cocina DE Ricardo

23532 El Toro Rd, Ste 11, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4703
+1 949-586-1477
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good12%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“carne asada” (3 reviews)
“flan” (2 reviews)
“pork” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
€€ - €€€
23532 El Toro Rd, Ste 11, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4703
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1 - 10 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of variety food even some food doesn't exist on menu but they do know how to make food. I forgot what it is called. Like A to Z Mexican food. Warm chips are the best. Regular customer.

Thank kaneala777
Reviewed 10 May 2017

One of our favorite restaurants! Fast service, delicious food and they are wonderful with my Daughter.

Thank Sue1225
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We enoyed the friendly atmosphere at this no frills Mexican restaurant. It's very centrally located on El Toro Road. They provide a good meal for a reasonable price. The staff coordinate with each other like a family. The enchiladas and chimichanga were delicious. We especially...More

Thank Staidthere
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Love that its sort of a hole in the wall restaurant. Loved the enchalidas and carne asada was fair. Crispy taco has shreadded beef but also available with pork or chicken. Service was good and they have a full bar. I'll go back again and...More

Thank laddiebuck
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at this restaurant for many years. The owner Mario is always friendly and staff provide great service. I especially like the beef combo Brurrito served wet. It is located on El Toro Road at Raymond Street a few blocks east of I-5...More

Thank DRO O
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Grandkids liked the rice and beans. We also ordered some enchiladas and chili relenos. They kept bringing us warm chips and salsa, which was great. The service was fast and food was ok.

Thank Conniemama
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a family restaurant and they specialize in a few dishes I enjoy. My favorite is the Chile Verde dinner plate with rice and beans. The pork is tender and moist the fat removed and the spices are very mild which I enjoy. They...More

Thank Whimsicalartist
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to this restaurant, but a regular at his other one in San Juan Capo. It was very nice, great service, and incredibly clean. My meal this just two crispy carnitas was just amazing. So much flavor in the meat.

1  Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 25 April 2016

If you want authentic ... this is the place. I honestly do not know what more to say on this. I have friends or mine that have taken their clients (from Mexico) to this restaurant and they have all said "you can bring me back...More

1  Thank bobN6078XO
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Great POTATO taco's enjoyed by my wife and myself on several Tuesdays! Nice pork or beef taco's also. CRISPY taco only is GREAT!. Add a plate of beans and rice and two beers-LESS than $20!!!!

1  Thank Keith G
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23532 El Toro Rd, Ste 11, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4703
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-586-1477
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