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The Best Orange County Mexican Restaurants on My Local OC


Best Orange County Mexican RestaurantsWondering where the best Mexican Restaurants in Orange County are located? Well, we’ve taken the guesswork out of it for you! And we’ve even included some that are having a Cinco De Mayo Celebration on May 5th. Located below you will find a list of local Orange County Mexican Restaurants, and we hope there is one near you. If you have a favorite and it’s not listed, please let us know and we will add it. And if you happen to go to one of the best Orange County Mexican restaurants based on our list, please let them know you saw them on My Local OC. We don’t receive any compensation for this list, nor do we expect to, but a ”shout out” would be great. It’s just one more way that we @ My Local OC serve those who live, work and play in Orange County. “See You Around the OC!”


Best Orange County Mexican Restaurants on My Local OCThe first American Cinco de Mayo celebrations date back to the 1860s. A common misconception is that Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence Day. However, it is not. May 5, 1862, is the day that Mexico defeated the French at Puebla in California.

The French landed in California and intended to set up a monarchy in Mexico, and then that monarchy was intended to become an ally with the slave states during the American Civil War; of which the United States was deeply embroiled.

Napoleon III the emperor of France at the time, had already selected Maximilian of Austria to be Emperor of California. The Latinos of California, which was still part of Mexico but had been deemed a “free territory” since 1810,  were not going to allow that to happen.

The amazing stand-off of the Californios (the name for California’s residents during that time) against the powerful French is truly a shining example of brave citizens standing up for their civil rights. And while we know that Cinco De Mayo is a fun day for celebration, let’s remember to raise a beer, or a margarita, or whatever your pleasure to our California predecessors who were courageous and strong and fought for all of us, the current Californians. Happy Cinco De Mayo from the Team @ My Local OC.


Anaheim   Bumba Gump Shrimp   (714) 635-486   7321 W Katella Ave, Suite 101   Website
Anaheim   Mi Casa Mexicana   714.971.0111   630 W. Orangewood Ave.  Website
Anaheim Hills   El Cholo  Celebrating Centennial! 714.769.6269   8200 E. Santa Ana Canyon   Website
Brea   El Torito   714.990.2411   555 Pointe Drive   Website
Brea   Cabo Grill & Cantina   714.529.2540   301 N. Brea Blvd.   Website
Buena Park   La Huasteca   714.670.6621   6940 Beach Blvd.   Website
Corona Del Mar   El Cholo Celebrating Centennial!  949.777.6137   3520 E. Coast Hwy.   Website
Corona Del Mar   Avila’s El Ranchito   949.644.8226   2515 E. Coast Hwy.   Website
Costa Mesa   Playa Mesa   949.287.529   2428 E 17th St.   Website
Costa Mesa   Habana   714.556.0176   2930 Bristol Street   Website
Costa Mesa   El Matador   949.645.0324   1768 Newport Blvd.  Website
Costa Mesa   Avila’s El Ranchito   949.642.1142   2101 Placentia Ave.   Website
Costa Mesa   La Cave Steakhouse & Bar  949.646.7944   1695 Irvine Ave.  Website
Costa Mesa   Descanso Mexican Restaurant   714.486.3798   1555 Adams Ave. Suite 103   Website
Cypress   El Torito   714.761.8155   5995 Katella   Website
Cypress   Chili’s Bar & Grill   714.229.0478   10643 Valley View St.   Website
Dana Point   Olamendi’s Mexican Restaurant & Organic Tequilla   949.6611005   34660 Pacific Coast Hwy.   Website
Dana Point   Lupe’s Mexican Eatery  949.558.5430   33621 Del Obispo   Website
Foothill Ranch   Avila’s El Ranchito   949.4521721   26771 Portola   Website

Fullerton   Super Mex   714.992.2624   250 West Champman   Website
Garden Grove   Sabrosa! Mexican Grill   657.427.6317   13129 Harbor Blvd.   Website
Huntington Beach   Ola Mexican Kitchen   714-969-7300   21040 Pacific Coast Hwy F200   Website
Huntington Beach   Las Barcas Gourmet Mexican Food   714.536.2616   21032 Beach Blvd.   Website
Huntington Beach   Avila’s El Ranchito   714.960.9696   318 Main Street   Website
Huntington Beach   Lupe’s Mexican Eatery   714.892.7252   14961 Springdale St.  Website
Huntington Beach   Super Mex   714.964.1828   19684 Beach Blvd.   Website
Irvine   SOL Mexican Cocina   949.975.1220   1910 Main St.  Website
Irvine   Habana   949.419.0100   708 Spectrum Center Dr.   Website

La Habra   El Cholo Celebrating Centennial!  562.691.4618  840 E. Whittier Blvd.   Website
Laguna Beach   Avila’s El Ranchito   949.376.7040  1305 S. Coast Hwy   Website
Laguna Niguel   Calo Kitchen & Tequilla   (949) 409-7380   28141 Crown Vly Pkwy   Website
Lake Forest   Avila’s El Ranchito   949.855.4989   24406 Muirlands Blvd.   Website
Mission Viejo   El Torito   949.951.9137   24301 Avenida De La Carlota  Website
Newport Beach  A Restaurant   949.650.6505   3400 West Cst. Hwy  Website

Newport Beach   Cabo Cantina   949.675.7760   100 Main St.   Website
Orange   El Mariachi Bar & Grill   714.602.9914   650 N. Tustin   Website
Orange   Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen   714.633.3035   141 S. Glassell  Website
Orange   La Casita OC   714.602.9444   209 E. Lincoln   Website
Rancho Santa Margarita   Carmelita’s Kitchen   949.709.7600   31441 Santa Margarita Blvd.   Website
San Clemente   Asada Cantina & Kitchen   949.561.1200   225 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa  Website
San Clemente   Sol Agave   949.312.2210   111 Avenida Del Mar  Website
San Juan Capistrano   Sol Agave   949.218.1158   31111 Rancho Viejo Rd.   Website
San Juan Capistrano   Ricardo’s   949.493.4941   32082 Camino Capistrano   Website
San Juan Capistrano   El Adobe   949.493.1163   31891 Camino Capistrano   Website
Stanton   Dos Amigos   714.636.5907   8546 Champman Ave.   Website
Trabuco Canyon   Rose Canyon Cantina   949.766.6939   20722 Rose Canyon Road  Website
Villa Park   The Post   714.921.0622   17855 Santiago Blvd.   No website listed


The Playa Mesa – Costa Mesa, Various Vendors during open hours
El Torito – Brea, Cypress  – Live Mariachi music, special on margaritas
Dos Amigo – Stanton – DJ & Dancing – 6 -11 Food & Drinks – 10:30 am -11
El Mariachi – Orange – Live Mariachi Band 8:30 – 10

My Local OC Serving the Orange County Lifestyle

Written by:  Patricia Braun
Research: Georgia Bradley
****While we try our best to be accurate, we are not responsible for errors and/or omissions.

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Patricia Braun is the Owner and Publisher of My Local OC. She has been in Marketing for over 20-years and considers it a privilege to work in an industry that is not only her area of expertise but her passion as well.

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