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El Farolito

201 S Bradford Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5616
+1 714-993-7880
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“carnitas” (26 reviews)
“rice” (17 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00 Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
201 S Bradford Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5616
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wait was well worth it. Service was spot on, and the food was great. Everything tasted very fresh. Their carnitas was lean and tasty, the tortillas were great.. When waiting you can grab drinks and they do the honor system and they add to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 31 October 2018

My sisters and I wanted a place that opened early and served a good, hearty breakfast. We decided to eat at El Farolito, and we certainly made the right choice. Each of us enjoyed the breakfast item we ordered. The best part for me was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank joyceh695
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We had lunch here with some friends. The restaurant is located in the Santa Fe District of Placentia. The restaurant is small and can be crowded. The food was very good as always. I recommend the Carnitas Burrito and everything else on the menu. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Firstly, sorry I didn't take a picture of my food. Secondly, this is some amazing food. But first, the beginning. We parked at the extra parking and walked down. We totally thought it was the building you were parking against but alas, it is not....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lainee87
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful Mexican restaurant. Had dinner here yesterday. It is wonderfully consistent. Excellent service, fantastic house made chips & salsa, best carnitas in town, tasty beans from the pot and yummy flan for dessert! If you haven’t tried this place, this is a must...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Manuel Y
Reviewed 27 August 2018

One of the best right in Old Town. Nothing fancy, but good food and good service, and that's what counts, right ? It get's crowded, so be prepared to wait a little bit. And there's extra parking up the street.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank WineLoverCA92870
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Very hot and busy. The service is average with no attention to detail. The food was sold and took a long time to come. No manager came by. I would psw next time.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 52antonp
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

It you want truly authentic Mexican food, this is the place. Menudo Saturday and Sunday along with the most authentic food. Tacos. Burritos, and specialized offerings. Want a beer go get a bottle and the settle up when you pay. Just keep th empties on...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank cmiehls
Reviewed 22 June 2018

As authentic Mexican food as you can hope to get. Sunday late mornings are the best. Locals flock here after church in an attempt to cure last night's hangover. You'll find plenty of people in the lobby nursing a been and waiting for a table....More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank TravelLeigh10
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Simple Mexican food. Great service. Drinks are good with or without meals. Games are on the TVs. Love the salad burrito.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank fred b
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Kaye B
13 March 2018|
Response from rockyjoe | Reviewed this property |
You have asked this question to a group of fellow tourists and customers. None of us work for this restaurant. I recommend that you look up their phone number and give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
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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