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301 W Santa Fe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5945
+1 714-996-8001
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10:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Placentia, California
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Love all the old original owner photos still displayed here. The carne asada is my favorite. Went here in the sixty's when "maggie' was the "BOUNCER" who kept us college students under her heavy hand. Don't mess with Maggie. Still a place to visit and enjoy good food with family.

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Thank socalgrammy
Placentia, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

You wouldn't think it by going inside (looks like an old bar), but the spicy enchiladas are amazing! Highly recommend you try them at least once!

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Thank Rich Y
Capitola, California
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124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Visited recently after not having eaten there in ~47 years. This was during a visit back to my old stomping grounds in Anaheim, where I just had to re-visit this establishment where I had eaten at with my family as a little kid. My wife, daughter and her friend rounded out our pack. The memories of late 1960's packed Friday... More 

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Thank RonCentralCA
Walt Disney World, Florida
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284 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

Lot's of fun!!! Good food, good people, as real as it gets. What I like is they are classic and never change in a good way!!

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Thank Doctortea
Palm Springs, California
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

Been going here for over 40 years - God almost 50 years! But still the best value and best Mexican food in the area. And good cold Mexican beers at good prices. Can not beat the quality of the food and service and the prices. It is so authentic you think you are in Ole Mexico.

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Placentia, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Do not let the outside keep you from coming in...I was so surprised once inside....If is so cute,kinda like an old canteen. It has been in old town Placenta for over 40yrs....The food is great.the people who own it works there and cooks all the food themselves, so good.....Please try and you will love it....

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Palm Springs, California
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Has not changed in 40 to 50 years of coming here. Still the best value and best Mexican food in the area. Try it.

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1 Thank LS M
Eastvale, Ca
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

It is nostalgic and old. My insurance agent took me there for lunch. He has been going there for the last 40 years. The inventory like something out of the early days of a 50's diner. The juke box in the corner blaring good old banda tunes. The food is decent and inexpensive and the salsa is hot but it... More 

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Ventura, California
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93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Yes the Chief had relatives visit and we met here in nearby Fullerton. Well I had to go back and check out this great spot from my days attending school at Cal-State. I last came here in summer of 72. The fare is great, carnita tacos and chile verde...the beer is cold. When Maggie used to run the place the... More 

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

I have been eating at the 301 for over 45 years. Still a great experience. Not your knockoff "Mexican" restaurant so prevalent now throughout the county. This is the real deal. Just all others against the 301 Café.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:30
Thursday
10:00 - 21:30
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 W Santa Fe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-5945
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Placentia
  • Phone Number: +1 714-996-8001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?