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La RANA Mexican Restaurant

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27001 Moulton Pkwy Ste A, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-3600
+1 949-643-2899
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Mon 09:00 - 17:30
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 20:30
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San Clemente, California
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245 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Came here and got a wet Pastor burrito with red sauce. Burrito was pretty big and had good flavor. The rice was fluffy and the beans weren't too runny. The pastor tasted good as well and the red sauce tied it all together well. I enjoyed the chips with beans and green salsa they give you before your meal. Good... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Taco combo and seafood soup. No drinks. Cost was $27.70. But now they decide to charge $0.50 for a credit card charge so the slip came back showing $28.20 - which is offensive. And the owner expected a tip on top of that! He wants it all - high prices, credit card surcharge, and a gratuity - FOR WHAT? It's... More 

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california
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a very small strip mall restaurant and we are usually the only ones speaking English in the place but the food is great and the prices are low. I usually have lunch the next day with the left overs! Plan on watch soccer on the TV while there!

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Thank annadraper
Tustin, California
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

This is a small hole in the wall place, which made me think this would be top-notch. The food was mediocre, we had to send two of our orders back because the chicken was overdone. Please do not waste your time and going here.

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Thank Jeff J
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

Only locals and Latinos in know have the info on this little gem. Located in a strip mall in the corner of oso and Moulton La Rana is the place to go for authentico Mexican food around here. Taco Tuesdays delight with cheap tacos and ice cold draft beer. Beware: They close at 5 on Mondays. Come Sunday for Menudo... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Food is autherntic Mexican, and is fresh and good quality. The place is family owned and there is obvious pride. It's clean, but you go for the food since there's nothing fancy. Tonight I had a Carnitas combo - my guest had a steak Burrito. a jug of cold Dosequis and chips and two salsas (salsas served warm $1.50) and... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

LaRANA is a hole in the wall off Moulton in Aliso Viejo. The appearance is offputting, because it's in a grotty strip center and looks weird, unlike a restaurant. I have tried various dishes with mixed results - the fish (farm raised) tasted muddy so I stopped requesting anything with fish in it. But the prices are out of line.... More 

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Thank Pat B
Aliso Viejo, California
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187 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014

The food from this mexican hole in the wall restaurant is great. There really is no place to sit down comfortably so we usually order take out. Give it a try.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2012

Great authentic Mexican food. They had a location in Lake Forest that I visited frequently. That location closed and I have only been to the other location a couple of times. I consider it a treat when I am able to get there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    1 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:30
Monday
09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:30
Thursday
09:00 - 20:30
Friday
09:00 - 20:30
Saturday
09:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27001 Moulton Pkwy Ste A, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-3600
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Aliso Viejo
  • Phone Number: +1 949-643-2899

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?