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301 Cafe

301 W Santa Fe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5945
+1 714-996-8001
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
12 Oct 2016
“support the locals”
16 Dec 2015
“A must! total hole in the wall, with great food”
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10:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
301 W Santa Fe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5945
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Love all the old original owner photos still displayed here. The carne asada is my favorite. Went here in the sixty's when "maggie' was the "BOUNCER" who kept us college students under her heavy hand. Don't mess with Maggie. Still a place to visit and...More

Thank socalgrammy
Reviewed 17 December 2015

You wouldn't think it by going inside (looks like an old bar), but the spicy enchiladas are amazing! Highly recommend you try them at least once!

Thank Rich Y
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Visited recently after not having eaten there in ~47 years. This was during a visit back to my old stomping grounds in Anaheim, where I just had to re-visit this establishment where I had eaten at with my family as a little kid. My wife,...More

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Lot's of fun!!! Good food, good people, as real as it gets. What I like is they are classic and never change in a good way!!

Thank Doctortea
Reviewed 20 October 2014

Been going here for over 40 years - God almost 50 years! But still the best value and best Mexican food in the area. And good cold Mexican beers at good prices. Can not beat the quality of the food and service and the prices....More

1  Thank LS M
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Do not let the outside keep you from coming in...I was so surprised once inside....If is so cute,kinda like an old canteen. It has been in old town Placenta for over 40yrs....The food is great.the people who own it works there and cooks all the...More

1  Thank vcharsimmons
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Has not changed in 40 to 50 years of coming here. Still the best value and best Mexican food in the area. Try it.

1  Thank LS M
Reviewed 14 February 2014

It is nostalgic and old. My insurance agent took me there for lunch. He has been going there for the last 40 years. The inventory like something out of the early days of a 50's diner. The juke box in the corner blaring good old...More

Thank tnoack1
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Yes the Chief had relatives visit and we met here in nearby Fullerton. Well I had to go back and check out this great spot from my days attending school at Cal-State. I last came here in summer of 72. The fare is great, carnita...More

2  Thank TheChiefFromCali
Reviewed 8 April 2013

I have been eating at the 301 for over 45 years. Still a great experience. Not your knockoff "Mexican" restaurant so prevalent now throughout the county. This is the real deal. Just all others against the 301 Café.

3  Thank 1Tuckles
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 W Santa Fe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5945
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Placentia
  • Phone Number: +1 714-996-8001
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