Casa Moreno Mexican Grill - Claremont

4.1
33 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Casa Moreno is a Mexican bar and grill in Los Angeles with locations in both the Covina and Claremont neighborhoods. Casa Moreno gets all of the recipes for its classic Mexican dishes from Mecy Moreno, who in turn got them from her mother and grandmother back in Pueblo, Mexico. Every single one of the plates at Casa Moreno is made from scratch using only high-quality ingredients, so guests are treated to a delicious taste of Mexico every single time. Guests will be familiar with the menu as tacos, fajitas, enchiladas and burritos all feature prominently with chicken, beef and shrimp varieties of each one.

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GSRB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2015
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Server was completely inattentive throughout the meal. Waited 20 minutes after meal was over and finally had to madly flag her down to ask for a check as she walked by, again not noticing what's happening at the table. Food was reasonably good (had the Mixiotes or something like that), but with so many excellent places to eat, why go anywhere where you feel you get ignored.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2015
Overall3food4service4ambience4

After waiting nearly 10 minutes to check in at the hostess stand I was told I was 15 minutes late (I wasn't) and my table had been given away. After strong objection they reconsidered and after stronger objection they gave us the table we reserved on the patio.

Once that was straightened out things improved. The patio is lovely and the food very good. It turned out our server was the assistant manager and she offered us dessert as an apology.

Bottom line: the place is on the pricey side owing to location and ambiance, the house margarita is huge and I was back within a week.

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BAMBAM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Most def will be back.... The drinks were awesome and great tequila choices

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for our office Holiday party. Food was really good and the service was just right.
Will definitely go back and recommend Casa Moreno to friends and family.

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Bryan
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, atmosphere, and margaritas!! Our Favorite restaurant in Claremont.

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Patito
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At restaurants Mexican food delisicious and the friendly atmosphere I like all

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vipREB2001
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2014
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very tasty and the service was very good, friendly, and efficient. We wanted to go back again the next day for dinner (we were staying at a hotel in Claremont village). However, unfortunately they were closed for Labor Day--Sunday and Monday. Oh, well, we'll go there next time. Really tasty food, fresh, and well-presented.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server brought our friend a complimentary flan even before we asked. Love that thoughtfulness and intuition for our birthday girl.

LC
LouChez
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Moreno never misses a beat when serving up their delicious enchiladas, you can't go wrong with either red or the green and the Mole Pueblano is straight from grandma's kitchen. We introduced a few friends to Casa Moreno and now they are hooked. The experience was great and the food was excellent, a BIG thanks to all the staff.

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Foodamore
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2014
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was good however the service was slow and one of the food orders was wrong. Service could be more friendly.

JJ
JJEatsEverywhere
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Casa Moreno provided very good food and friendly service at a reasonable cost. We sat outside which was very nice for us due to the activity associated with the movie theater and other restaurants in immediate area. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for casual dining.

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Foodie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2014
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was excellent. Food was great. Drinks were really good. Staff very attentive & accommodating. Would definitely come back again. Loved the Friday night music after dinner in the courtyard.

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Afoodie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were very fortunate to nab a patio table as this was not guaranteed for a Friday night reservation. I wish I remembered our servers name. He was very considerate in asking if my date and I wanted to enjoy our drinks and the band before ordering even though this was a busy Friday night with a band on the plaza. There was no rushing us and no hurry in clearing the table and bringing our check - just the way it should be. Our food was very good. We'll be back!

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vip72of500
Los Angeles
114 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had great food every time we have dined here.
Ceviche, burrito and the house specialties are all great

7
vip72of500
Los Angeles
114 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with ceviche, soup and mole pablano chalupa

SR
viptonySRT8
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2014
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Even though we had a reservation, we were told that they needed to put us at the end of the wait list. Don't count on the reservation getting you that table when you arrive

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vipKarenator
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I came here on a friend's recommendation, and was glad I came. The food was plentiful and very tasty. The waitress was very accommodating to my friend who couldn't have any spices and even brought her samples of the sauces to try. We would certainly go there again. My only caution to other first-timers is that you cannot see the restaurant from the street! I drove around the block several times, and finally parked and asked some folks if they knew where the restaurant was and fortunately they did.

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gpkid
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Moreno serves some of the best Mexican food in the Inland Empire. Located in Claremont, home to the Claremont Colleges, Casa Moreno draws a sophisticated mix of locals and the college crowd all of whom are united in their love of homemade, authentic Mexican food crafted with care and served with attention to detail. The roasted tomatillo salsa starts the meal off with promises of great things to come. Some personal favorites include Tres Amigos Tacos, Fajitas, and Carnitas. Not to be missed is the Mole Poblano. Treat yourself and your friends just once and you will be sure to come back. If you plan on weekend dining, book early in the week. Open Table made that a snap.

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vipjimbo20000
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2014
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Back again at this wonderful Claremont dining venue. As usual, excellent food and beverages. Service continues to be "OK." The wait staff is just a bit slow, and slightly less than enthusiastic about their duties. With some good training, this would be an absolutely topnotch place!

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vip72of500
Los Angeles
114 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend loves fish tacos and orders them wherever we go. She really liked the fish and flavor of the tacos at Casa Moreno. The plate included rice and beans that were very good as well. A very nice dish.
I love the ceviche here and I feel the flavor and portion served makes this the best around. It is very good and you get a lot! I have been to a few places at the beach where the ceviche might be as good but you pay more for half as much.
A couple well made margaritas, some decent warm chips with a nice house made salsa that is on the spicy side(which I like) and the evening was perfect.

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Michael
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We have always enjoyed the food and service at Casa Moreno. It has become our favorite Mexican restaurant in the area. We have always gone to the Covina location but, on Valentine's day, we decided to try the Claremont location. While the food and service were as good as the Covina location, the ambiance was completely different. We found the restaurant a bit noisy and not as "cozy" as Covina. The old town feel of the Covina location is what we enjoy. But, ambience aside, the food and service at the Claremont location is on par with Covina. You could not go wrong eating at either.

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vipjimbo20000
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great Mexican spot in the heart of Claremont. Features Puebla style food from scratch. Meals are outstanding, and the outdoor dining among the fire pits is one of the best outdoor experiences in the area. The service on our last two visits was efficient, but not particularly enthusiastic. We typically split a large meal, and this may have been off-putting to the server, though we tip very well to make up for the smaller food order. An assistant server literally dropped the salad in the middle of the table with no extra plate (though we had requested one). I will give credit for him placing an extra fork on the plate. Some restaurants don't much like catering to folks who have to split meals - this appears to be one of them.

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David
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything is quite good. Nice area next to a movie theater and other Claremont destinations.

7
vip72of500
Los Angeles
114 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ceviche is always fantastic. We also enjoyed soup and fish tacos. We always enjoy our meal at Casa Moreno

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BonVivant
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is already fresh, served hot, tasty and the portions are generous! We really love this place. The fish tacos are amazing and they are huge - just 2 tacos will fill you up.

DD
vipDiscerningDiner
Orange County
347 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2013
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I had a lot of trouble finding this place, even by using GPS. I had to call twice for directions. It's located off an alley not visible from the street. Anyhow, the service was really good, but then it should have been since I was the only customer (they had just opened). The food was hot and spicy just like I like, but it tasted so much like so many other places I have eaten that there was nothing stand-out about it. The chips and salsa were a good starter. Overall it was a decent meal at a reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2013
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The Alambre was delicioso! The Chipotle salsa is not only just the right anount of spicy but so fresh and flavorful.

7
vip72of500
Los Angeles
114 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I often come here based on the simple desire for great ceviche... It's that good... All the entrees are very tasty and use high quality ingredients.

7
vip72of500
Los Angeles
114 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere.
Friday night are a real treat on the patio at Casa Moreno. Great music food and service are a winning combination.
Chili verde burrito, ceviche and margaritas were all excellent.
Can't wait for next Friday.

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supermairo
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great authentic mexican food. We booked Claremont but meant to go to Covina. Eitherway, the food and service were excellant. Will definately be back for more...will plan a office dinner for the Holidays.

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Rebelfemme
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a group of 7 and everything went beautifully. Sometimes with a larger group service is slow or mixed up. That was not the case for us.

7
vip72of500
Los Angeles
114 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Jason recommended the Mixiotes and it was fantastic.
Also had ceviche that can't be beat.

7
vip72of500
Los Angeles
114 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had tasty margaritas, hard shell tacos and my now-favorite ceviche.
Everything was nicely prepared and presented by an excellent server who enjoyed himself.

FAQs

Casa Moreno Mexican Grill - Claremont offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (909) 447-5000.

Casa Moreno Mexican Grill - Claremont is rated 4.1 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.