El Cortez Mexican Restaurant

(949) 495-4808 | View Website

28971 Golden Lantern Ste A101, Laguna Niguel, CA | Directions   92677

33.541945 -117.691940

Restaurants, Catering, Neighborhood Bars  more

More Categories: Corporate Catering, Sports Bars

Tags: Bar Menu, Carry Out, Margaritas, Lunch Spot, Local Favorite, Happy Hour, Family-Friendly Dining

Cuisine: Chicken, Mexican

Bar & Pub Special Features: Draft Beer, Drink Specials


El Cortez Mexican Restaurant
El Cortez Mexican Restaurant
El Cortez Mexican Restaurant
El Cortez Mexican Restaurant

From The Owners of El Cortez Mexican Restaurant

Laguna Niguel's Mexican Sports Bar

Surtidos De La Casa Appetizer Platter, Mexi Cevichi, (3) Mexi Cevichi Tostaditas, Shrimp Cocktail, Shrimp Feast, Chimi Flautas, Three Taquitos, Quesadilla, Quesadilla, Cortez Quezadilla... more

Special Offers

  1. Print Offer

    Wednesday Taco Specials 5pm to close

    Provided by CityGrid

    $0.99 Crispy or Soft Tacos to $3.99 Marinated Shrimp Tacos! Specials 5pm to close

  2. Print Offer

    Happy Hours Monday- Saturday 4-7pm

    Provided by CityGrid

    Happy Hours Monday- Saturday 4-7pm $1 off all Beers, Wines, Well Drinks & House Margaritas. Specials on Delicious Appetizers as well!

Reviews for El Cortez Mexican Restaurant

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Not Great But Good – It is amazing how hard it is to find really good authentic Mexican food in Orange County (even LA).

I came from San Diego where many good restaurants and just casual ones are fantastic. I lived in

Santa Barbara too and it was fantastic like San Diego. Orange County and LA brings about some serious searching. This place was good but not anything to get excited about and certainly over priced. I always order a shredded beef taco & chicken enchilada combo when first trying a restaurant because if they can get that right at least then the rest of the menu has hope. This place charges you $1 extra for shredded beef in the taco and another $1 for the chicken in the enchilada! It was originally priced at $9.95 which for a restaurant combo that is fair but not when they add $ for the meat!! Especially for the taco! The guy said it was a special process for the meat. I told him I had NEVER encountered such in a Mexican restaurant. And to boot there was only about 2 tablespoons of meat in the taco and same for the enchilada. The enchilada was really small. Beans are good. Rice is bland.

I am off to search for another Mexican restaurant . . . . worst case, I'll take a drive to San Diego for the real stuff!

over a year ago

Best Local Place in Town – Awesome food, comfortable seating, friendly and helpful staff. Make sure you come hungry and wear pants with a little extra room because you will leave absolutely stuffed.


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