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Carnitas La Villa

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3417 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3817
+1 949-723-4432
09:00 - 22:00
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Laguna Woods, California
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212 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I ordered the shrimp fajitas which were a disappointment. It was very bland, the tails were still on and some of the pooper shooters weren't cleaned. Tomatoes, onions, and green peppers were perfectly cooked, but there wasn't any seasonings and it didn't come with all the condiments that I'm used to with fajitas. The beans were excellent. My companion ordered... More 

Thank Irishtomato19
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

generous portions, well seasoned, salsa is awesome, busy at times for good reason, worth the wait, serves beer, fresh made chips, multiple choices of wet burritos, two could eat well for under 10 bucks if you choose right and lots to choose from

Thank Grant H
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Went here as it has such great reviews on here and on google review and myself and my husband love Mexican food. Unfortunatly we think it is overrated. The food was fine - nothing amazing, the service was fine - not bad but not great, the place was basic and not impressively clean. The toilets we awful!! I would not... More 

Thank IKJohnston
Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

Great value and good mexican. The only feedback would be they didn't have many options for vegetarians. My husband enjoyed the fish tacos. Loved the appetizers and service was quick and friendly. Excellent guacamole and chips.

Thank Caroline M
Malibu, California
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1,057 reviews
551 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

Quick service mexican food. Large menu. Standard fake bricks on the lower wall and the usual saltillo imitation tiles on the floor Reasonably clean. Nice staff. Clean. Great counter service...Order and get your chips and salsa as you go to sit down. Given the name, I was excited to have carnitas---disappointing. Carnitas was a dry but fish taco/shrimp taco were... More 

Thank SanMo
washington dc
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88 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

I went to eat here based on yelp reviews and was not at all disappointed. There was a special of 3 tacos and soda for $5.50. The tacos were great - I had the chicken, ground beef and shredded beef. The shredded beef taco was the best of the three. The salsa - both green and red were very good... More 

Thank TJm0m0306
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273 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

Went to Newport Pier for the boat show. A block away from the main drag, a hole in the wall joint, is this busy little sit down Mexicanish atmosphere. Though the food is good, I thought the quality of the ingredients could be better, the price reflects it. Wanted a wholesome authentic seafood cerviche, but most of it was made... More 

Thank sofiteme
Edmonton, Canada
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276 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

The best part about LA is definitely the Mexican food. Wherever you go, you can go into any restaurant and expect awesome quality Mexican staples. At Carnitas, we had a couple of ish tacos and a gigantic pulled beef burrito. both were really good to eat, especially my favourite fish tacos! Small and dedicated outfit, serves local people, great stop... More 

Thank fahym
Newport beach
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

The food is excellent. The old guy that runs the register has an attitude problem. He is rude, unhelpful, and basically doesn't give a crap. I won't be going there any time soon. As I sat there for 40 minutes you did not bother to speak to me one time. You didn't bother to ask if I needed help or... More 

Thank Rickscupcake
Tacoma, Washington
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

I ate Machaca tacos religiously here for years! It's not on the menu but ask for a machaca taco on a flour tortilla and you will be in heaven! Make sure to put the green tomatillo salsa on them. I've taken people here that know good food and they still talk about machaca tacos 6 years later! Surf all morning... More 

Thank Daniel G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3417 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3817
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-723-4432

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?