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El Farolito

Map & Directions 201 S. Bradford Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870
  • Mexican
  • Sun-Thu 7am-9pm, Fri-Sat 7am-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Free, Street


OC Weekly's Description

El Farolito's original location is found in Historic Placentia's Santa Fe district. Its old building with low-slung ceilings feels a lot more like Mexico than it's gabacho counterparts. Yet the plates themselves seem irregular and oversized. Order the chicken quesadilla and what emerges from the kitchen is something the size of a small hubcap, topped with guacamole and refried beans. Definitely ask for the sour cream. It has a tart, cream-cheese-like consistency designed to cool the palate after all the salsa and exotic cinnamon coffee they serve. The good thing about El Farolito is their big menu and that fact that it seems like they've been around forever. You can get Mexican breakfast dishes and a wide selection of combo plates. They also cater if you want even more of their oversized plates, or head over for a deal on Taco Tuesdays. Their newer location in Downtown Fullerton has Thirsty Thursdays to contribute to a week night, bar crawl list.

Member Reviews

  • JacquelineM wrote a review for El Farolito
    on 10/22/09

    Great Mexican food. I went to school in Placentia and this is a well-known place for really good authentic Mexican food for pretty cheap. The owners are also very involved in the community, on at least three occasions I know of they donated food for charity events and fundraisers.

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  • 'Kryss A. on 08/15/11

    Not in the nicest area of OC (Placentia...aka...Northeast Anaheim) ... Salsa and chips are lacking. Simple to find a table...

  • Elizabeth G. on 12/30/10

    Most authentic Mexican sit-down you're going to get in the Placentia area.

  • Travis H. on 07/15/10

    What can I say?! The house salsa alone is amazing. A bit spicy for me, but I usually indulge and pay for it later. My favorite is a bit simple but perfect, in my opinion. Chicken Enchiladas with a C

  • Archie T. on 03/29/11

    The enchiladas are really good and the rice and beans that come with entrees are awesome.

  • Alex S. on 10/06/10

    What ever you order its GOOD... no it's GREAT. This place is original they even have grandmothers cooking in the back, feels as if your in your parents home town with your grandmothers food.

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