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El Cantarito Restaurant

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120 W Santa Fe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5632
+1 714-528-6090
07:00 - 21:00
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Placentia, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dinner we ate there was excellent. My favorite Mexican dish is enchilidas and the ones I ate that night were outstanding. Friendly atmosphere and excellent service.

Thank LL2011_11
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

friendly family place and great service. they treat you like family and have great food. prices very good and a lot better than many other local spots. recommend chile relleno and tamales are the best

Thank Q8293ITmarkg
Placentia, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This place has great mecican food. Definitely a place to go!! Grab your family or friends and check it out. You will be glad you did.

Thank LL2011_11
Placentia, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I'm a Placentia native and El Cantarito is my favorite. Friendly staff, quick service and great food. I've gone for lunch and dinner and it is definitely a place where the locals eat.

Thank Baesler
Orange, California
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is my favorite Mexican place to visit in this area. People who don't know much go to another restaurant close by but I think El Cantarito is better.

Thank Tonycal3
Anaheim, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Service is fast and courteous. The food is amazing. All very good. I've had tacos, burritos, fajitas almost everything on their menu. My favorite is the chicken mole with their hand made corn tortillas.

Thank 505donna
La Habra, California
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47 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

My buddy talked me into joining him for Taco Tuesday and who isn't up for a good taco? I had been here once before for lunch but never did I experience the crowd like this... We got there at 7 and by 8pm, it was packed. We only had to wait outside for 15 minutes. After we got seated, I... More 

Thank TheRealDetentroph
Albany, New York
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149 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This place is the bomb! Had menudo which was one of the best I've had. It was perfectly hot, the tripe was soft and the corn kernels were the perfect consistency - chewy and soft but not too soft. I also had a carne asada and carnitas tacos and I'm coming back tomorrow for Taco Tuesday. They had the most... More 

Thank Sarah J
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

In the area on business and found this restaurant online. The reviews were outstanding so I gave it a try. The gentleman who seated me was very friendly and attentive, ensuring I got my drink and chips... Checking back often. My waitress was nice if not a tad curt. I ordered the huevos rancheros (breakfast items served all day). It... More 

Thank HalotusMargotAssayer
Placentia, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

This restaurant serves the best authentic Mexican food in Placentia. The tacos,chili rellenos,carnitas burritos are wonderful. It always makes you feel good when the staff treats you like old friends. Lupe and all the waitresses are so friendly. Their albondigas soup is terrific too. My friends go there a lot for breakfast and have cinnamon coffee.

Thank auntie9a

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W Santa Fe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5632
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Placentia
  • Phone Number: +1 714-528-6090

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