201 S Bradford Ave, Placentia, CA | Directions 9287033.870202 -117.871066
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7:00 a.m. -10:p.m. SUNDAY-THURSDAY 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
I went to college with a son of the owner of el Farolito and since the late 70s I have been a regular customer. – This is the first time I have written a review. There aren't many restaurants I would write a review on. Throughout college I worked as a waitress, so I tend to enter restaurants with a preconceived opinion upon my first impression. However, this is not the case, I have been dining here since the late 70's and have been bringing my children f or the last 10. They too now love it as I do. We now live in Maryland and we frequently go through mexican food withdrawls. If I had the chance, I would open up a chain of el Farolito restaurants out here on the east coast. People here have no clue when it comes to preparing Mexican food. I lived in Mexico for 6 months and this food is the closest to the meals my Mexican family use to prepare for me. Try it once and you'll be hooked! My favorite meal is the chicken burrito. The red sauce is so yummy! Meals for children are appropriate and not so spicy, just as it should be. Park in the back if you do not find space in front. We will be visiting Placentia where I grew up this Christmas, and we plan to order El Farolito's best for our Christmas family dinner.
I can't wait! Salud!
Sunday breakfast/brunch is the BEST – The best thing about this place is that its casual and of course the food is so damn good! I've only been on Sunday's for breakfast, brunch, lunch whatever. The items on the breakfast menu are excellent. Chiliequiles are the best around!!
Best Mexican food and service in Orange County. Best Mexican food I've eaten anywhere. – This is the best Mexican food and service at the most affordable prices. Everyone I've recommended El Farolito to has eaten there and agreed with me: they get a 10 Overall Rating and I'm pleased they received the Citysearch rating of "Editorial Winner." My coworkers and I regularly eat here as our first choice of restaurants. Treat yourself to the best of the best. My favorite is the Mamas Plate with one cheese enchilada, one shredded beef enchilada, rice and beans. The hot sauce they serve with their chips is the best I'm able to get anywhere. Enjoy!
Authentic Mexican Food and Prices – This is authentic Mexican. It doesn't get any better. The portions are large, and a great value with most entrees under $10. Outstanding food has kept me going back for years.
Visiting from Oregon.... – Found this place on Citysearch, and so we gave it a try. We were prompty seated, and the service was excellent. The food was as advertised, very good. I was a little worried about the location, but it was a very nice place and the bathrooms were in good shape. Good place to take family, highly recommended!
the spot – for mexican food, gotta go. Spicy, flavorful fresh, you won't go wrong with anything you order. Prices like these you can eat out everyday
Ageless "Hole in the Wall" – Speak to an local in the Placentia/Fullerton area over the last 20+ years and they've been to El Farolito. As most of the best Mexican restaurant gems, is a converted house turned into a restaurant fixture. Excellent, authentic Mexican good continues with strong recommendations of the carnitas & the wet pork burrito special. Homemade chips & salsa getting things started always a treat. Quick service & solid food!
This is the Best! – If anyone likes authentic Mexican food this is the place to go! This place gets crowed, so get there early and enjoy! The salsa is spicy and the carnitas plate is awesome, along with everything else on the menu!
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