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Don Gustavo's

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26012 Marguerite Pkwy, Unit A, Mission Viejo, CA 92692-3263
+1 949-348-2386
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 22:00
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Mission Viejo, California
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I am disappointed with this Mexican restaurant. The food is mediocre and expensive. It's ashamed because this restaurant is close to where I live and I have no desire to go here.

Thank Maritza C
Mission Viejo, California
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a "go to" spot for my husband and me for a quick lunch or dinner. The food is consistently good, and the service is efficient and friendly. We always feel welcome and appreciated.

Thank 47Juicyfruitgirl
Mission Viejo, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Don Gustavo's is a little family restaurant hidden in the Pavilions Shopping Center next to the hardware store. The greetings are friendly, the chips are fresh, and salsa is outstanding. Mid range on the heat, but with a great margarita or beer, it is very tasty. My wife and I always need a second helping of salsa as it is... More 

Thank John C
Mission Viejo, California
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346 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We decided to go out to eat on a Tuesday evening. We immediate thought was Mexican, but its Taco Tuesday! For what ever reason, Mission Viejo people think that cheap Tacos are the only reason to go out. We remembered Don Gustavo's from passing it when shopping. What a pleasant surprise. First it wasn't crowded. The Guacamole was tasty. We... More 

Thank Richard V
Laguna Hills, California
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110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Small place, hidden in Mission Viejo. The food is quite authentic. The owner actually waits on customers and is quite pleasant. the food comes out fast and hot. It is a bit pricey, but everything seems wholesome. They are now charging people for an extra basket of chips and salsa because of the recent "spike in food costs." If you... More 

Thank Haig M
Mission Viejo, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Local restaurant is a gem! Servers are quick, friendly and polite. The food is excellent and generously portioned. Priced medium.

Thank Pattypins
Irvine, California
1 review
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Hidden little treasure:) This restaurant has delicious food and the owners and servers are always so fast and attentive with service. I don't understand the negative comments at all... Try and see for yourself, great place, so glad we found it.

Thank Sally B
Mission Viejo, California
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208 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There is a nice selection of food, but the service was VERY slow, even though they were NOT busy. The food was ok- nothing to rave about especially because it is not fast food pricing- more restaurant pricing level. Not on my list to go back to.

Thank Rita T
Caracas, Venezuela
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2014

I really love it. Food was really good, excellent prices and nice people. A must go, must visit if you are in the area.

Thank vazzyk
Mission Viejo
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2013

The food was mediocre at best, very slow service, and they are not to friendly, Worst of all they are way overpriced for what you get. I would not go back. You can get better at just about any other Mexican restaurant in the area.

1 Thank Jake B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26012 Marguerite Pkwy, Unit A, Mission Viejo, CA 92692-3263
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Mission Viejo
  • Phone Number: +1 949-348-2386

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