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El Cantarito Restaurant

120 W Santa Fe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5632
+1 714-528-6090
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (7 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
120 W Santa Fe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5632
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 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
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
Reviewed 2 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
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
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
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
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...More

Thank TheRealDetentroph
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...More

Thank Sarah J
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...More

Thank HalotusMargotAssayer
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...More

Thank auntie9a
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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