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Moreno's Mexican Restaurant & Bakery

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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4328 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869-4008
+1 714-639-2181
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Orange, California
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very busy restaurant with lots of history in the city of Orange. The food a standard menu for a California Mexican restaurant. The margaritas are nice. The plates are large. I ordered 2 tacos ala carte. They were huge and I ended up taking one home. Would strongly encourage you to see if a patio table is... More 

Thank D. C
San Dimas, California
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180 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Was in the area visiting family and decided to give this place a try. Nice outside patio area, perfect to enjoy a meal. We were a bit concerned when we first walked in since we were the only Mexicans in the place, but I must say we were pleasantly surprised. The food was actually not bad at all and the... More 

Thank RxVacation
Southernn California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The beautiful patio was misleading. We had driven by numerous times, always meaning to stop in and eat. I think they cater to large parties for celebrations. The food was not good and very overpriced. Service was skechy

Thank craftyhelen
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I was part of 2 couples that went here last Sunday for dinner. I had a steak and shrimp. The steak was so thin it wouldn't matter how you ordered it, it was over cooked. My friend had fajitas that were bland as all get out, not sizzling. All in all, I think only one of us was happy about... More 

Thank liketotravel2565
orange county ca
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I would LOVE to love this place-- the building and grounds alone are worth it. It is an historic building with an old brick patio and 70 year old trees. It would be my idea of heaven IF the margaritas and guacamole were good. I have to say, we had good service there, but come on-- a Mexican restaurant without... More 

Thank happywanderer13
Santa Ana, California
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297 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

This restyrant has been here since the 70s always wanted to go but soooo busy. I can see why! Excellent service and the food is incredible!!!!! We went for Taco Tuesday went early and oh boy $2 for the most wonderful tacos I would go back again for regular food as well! On property is also a Bakery with wonderful... More 

Thank Tina B
Anaheim, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

If you want a delicious, tasty, and authentic Mexican meal in the city of Orange, go to Moreno's. It's a bit of a drive for us, but WELL WORTH IT. You can tell a place by their chips and salsa, and theirs is the best. I also get the arroz con pollo or carnitas and they are always fantastic. Their... More 

Thank Kris S
Santa Ana, California
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133 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

We love Moreno's and especially their "Taco Tuesdays". We go several time a month and love to invite friends to go with us to enjoy the time and good food. My wife always orders two of the tacos and I usually get one of their pork tamales. Other dishes are great but these are our favorites. Sitting outside is a... More 

Thank Bill G
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

We have driven by for years not realizing it was a restaurant. The food was so, so, bland not even worthy of leftovers. The atmosphere is more of a banquet setting on cafeteria chairs. The patio area is pretty with the tea lights sparkling at night. With all the Mexican restaurant choices in the Orange County area. I think this... More 

Thank Lgonzo19
Fullerton, California
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299 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Established on the site of an old Quaker church in 1969, Moreno’s has been serving their Mexican cuisine to generations of residents in central Orange County, CA. Besides their food they are known for their very roomy and shady patio (making a popular spot for celebrations and larger groups), strolling mariachis, and the availability of margaritas and Mexican beers. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4328 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869-4008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 714-639-2181

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