Mi Casa

3.8
31 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

About

Mi Casa is a Mexican cantina located in Rancho Santa Margarita, California that specializes in serving popular Mexican cuisine. The family friendly restaurant offers a warm ambience for a comfortable dining experience.

Mi Casa serves lunch and dinner daily and offers a variety of appetizers, soups and salads, combination platters, tacos and enchiladas, burritos, entr�es and Mexican pizza. Specialties served at Mi Casa include carne asada, chipotle skirt steak, classic arroz con pollo, mahi mahi, fajitas, flautas rancheras, chile verde and taquitos rancheros. In addition to the food menu, the restaurant also features a drink menu that offers a mix of signature margaritas including a skinny margarita and millionaire margarita.

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3.8based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
3.7
ambience
3.3
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beckii75
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2016
Overall4food3service3ambience3

I took my kids there for Taco Tuesday on the patio was really good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The server was friendly and personable with good recommendations. Large portions, good value. Couldn't be happier. Thank you!

LS
vipLunchSpot
Orange County
73 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a wonderful time here- fabulous food. Had the carne asada enchiladas- to die for!

LS
vipLunchSpot
Orange County
73 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place! Our all time favorite Mexican place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2016
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We went for Sunday Brunch, and as a brunch experience we found it lacking. They have a few breakfast dishes added to their menu and call it brunch. It was disappointing. We won't be going to "brunch" there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The queso was like water with tomatoes thrown in it, my rice and beans were burnt and tastes awful! The food was very disappointing and we will never be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Take the seafood enchiladas off the menu, the are bland, blah, and borring

DO
vipDonnaO
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2015
Overall2food2service1ambience2

This restaurant has been a favorite, but they have changed their menu and dropped many of the items my family enjoyed. The service was very slow and our waiter was very rude. Too bad, but this will be one we drop off our list.

LS
vipLunchSpot
Orange County
73 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!!!

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swells1675
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, comfortable environment and excellent service!

LS
vipLunchSpot
Orange County
73 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG, let me count the ways!!! This is our FAVORITE Mexican restaurant of all time. Delicious food, amazing service- it's kinda like the old TV show 'Cheers' - where everyone knows your name! I crave Mi Casa every week. World's best margaritas, and you HAVE to try the Queso Fundido....and the Chili Verde.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
158 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town and checked Open Table, as always, for a good, local restaurant. Not disappointed. Service and food was excellent. would return, again, next time we're in town.

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vipLulu
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All four of us loved our entrees, and they were all different. And there's plenty of food - always bring home another meal.

Service was great - timely, but not pushy. Ambiance - well, it's noisy, even outdoors. Oh well.....

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smitty
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very disappointed in mahi mahi tacos. Small pieces, not filets. I get better mahi mahi tacos at Baja Fresh.

Service was ok; waitress seemed stressed, Britanni. Was hoping this could be a new place for us to go even though it's not in our neighborhood but didn't find that it would bring me back.

Patron skinny margarita was good. Guacamole was good.

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vipFitz
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2015
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The chips and salsa were delicious and I liked the fact that everyone got their own salsa dish. Team refilling them both was attentive and fast. Service was fine. I chose the skirt steak, house specialty. The steak was fabulous. Tender and well seasoned. It was accompanied by a form of rice on the plate and lettuce. For a house specialty and a more expensive entree. It should have had beans, guacamole, a vegetable, etc. the meal was incomplete.

It all tasted good. I was expecting more for the accolades I read about. Mexican restaurants are common and competition is fierce. It may have just been my entree. Everyone else in my party enjoyed their food very much.

JT
JacknTaz
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2015
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I never heard of a restaurant running out of silverware to the point that not only my table, but the one across from us and kitty corner to us all were served salads, but no one had set up the tables with eating instruments. I finally got and went to the front and asked about it. Eventually the waiter came over to all of us and apologized for no silverware, but it has happened before and would get us some asap. What would cause a restaurant to keep such a thing in such tight supply??? That or the dishwasher went on a long smoke break? Not sure we will try Mi Casa again with such poor attention to customer service. Oh yes, once we finally got a fork to each our salads with, it wasn't 2 minutes before all the entre's showed up. Really?

LS
vipLunchSpot
Orange County
73 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our absolute FAVORITE local Mexican food restaurant!!! Best margaritas, chips and salsa anywhere. Try the chili verde, it's the BEST. We go 3-4 times a month...

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vipDon1
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good and the portions were big. Great margarita's too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2015
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Food was ok, service was poor, had to ask for water refills. Kids were screaming and crying the entire time we were there. Not a bad place, but a lot of better Mexican places around.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn't like this place when it first opened but I am glad we tried it again because the for was wonderful! Drinks were not as good as the food but overall it was much improved from our first visit!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2014
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent. Very enjoyable and one of the few places that was not overcrowded.

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tsjoseph
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not the best Mexican resturant in South Orange County but a good value. If you don't want to wait for 45 minutes for a table nor want to spend $60-$80 per couple this is the place. Even though I didn't have a child with me I did se many kids out on the outdoor patio. They sat my wife and I in a booth away from the children. The hostess needs to use her $ to find a personality.

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Bearfoot60
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went to this restaurant with a group of my friends. They easily accommodated us on their patio. Nice atmosphere, good service and they allowed us to split the checks easily.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had out of town guests who wanted to experiene SoCal. casual dining. Mi Casa is a wonderful example. Dress is casual and relaxed. Service on the patio (Ryan) was absolutely outstanding. There were eight of us and Ryan took care of every need and request. Food is reasonably priced and plentiful. So much so that my husband and I shared a plate (combination burrito with rice and beans) and still had left overs to take home. Extremely good value for money.

Our family has been eating at Mi Casa, Costa Mesa, since they opened almost 40 years ago and, since moving from that area, now visit Rancho Santa Margarita regularly.

The variety of Salsas are fabulous too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2014
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Our server was amazing, but the food lacked taste but was so over spiced you really had no idea what you were eating. There were 8 of us and the reservation was handled beautifully, but I don't think I will be back very soon, especially since there are so many wonderful restaurants in the same area.

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vipAmazing
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2014
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We visited on a Sunday brunch and while service was really first rate, the food, from the salsa, to the entrees were all "fair" at best. Generally plate presentations were attractive, the food itself just was bland.

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1sttimer
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2014
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was my second time to Mi Casa, and the food was better. I was hesitant about ordering the carnitas brisket because I'm used to it being pulled, but it was excellent! Their salsa was very good, as was the skinny pomegranate - pear margarita (even if it was a little light on the tequila). The service was good, but seemed rushed, and since it was surprisingly not busy at 8 pm on a Saturday night, I was bothered by it.

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Stack
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2013
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The "wicked" salsa is arguably the best that I have ever had (and I consider myself an quite well versed in this area). It is the perfect match of flavor and heat.

Serving portions were more than adequate and the meals were served hot.

DT
DanTheMan
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was my 2nd time to the restaurant. The 1st time I was not impressed (with the food or the service). The 2nd time the food was tastier and served hot. The service was also much improved. I will go back!!

CK
CelticKirk
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2013
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food here is the draw. Finally a good mexican sit down restaurant in RSM that can make a margarita as well. On past visits, I've had the burritos, tacos, taquitos, and enchiladas. I cannot say any one was better than the other, they were all very good. I'm partial to their carnitas as the meat for tacos and burritos.

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foodluvr
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first time at Mi Casa and it certainly won't be our last. The food was fabulous and there was plenty of it. The salsa selections were great. We placed all of our orders at the same time but our server said he would have the kids plates out first and he didn't disappoint. The kids plates were out in about 6 minutes if not less. Very pleased that Mi Casa is so accommodating to families. Can't wait to go back!

FAQs

Mi Casa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 635-9538.

Mi Casa is rated 3.8 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

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