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  3. Distance: 3.24mi
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About Mi Casa

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.

22322 El Paseo
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

Hours of Operation:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:30am – 10:00pm
Wednesday: 11:30am – 9:00pm
Thursday: 11:30am – 9:00pm
Friday: 11:30am – 10:00pm
Saturday: 11:30am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Alma Aldea

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 635-9538

Website:
http://www.micasa1.com/

Catering:
TACO CART CATERING
Let Us Bring the Party to Su Casa!



BANQUET EVENTS ON OUR PATIO
At Mi Casa, we’re experts at turning everyday events into celebrations. From our delicious, Mexican cuisine to the fun and festive atmosphere, we know how to have a good time! We can accommodate any event 20 -80 on our patio with Taco Bar Buffet service stating at $13pp – so sit back, relax, and let us do the planning – salute!



Or Take it TO-GO with our FAMILY FIESTA PACKS!
View menu at www.micasa1.com


Executive Chef:
Angel Velazquez

Private Party Facilities:
Family gatherings. Corporate events. Bring the whole gang on over and reserve our private patio at Mi Casa Rancho Santa Margarita! Enjoy your own fireplace, trickling waterfalls, and flat-screen TV’s in your private venue in OC.

Private Party Contact:
Nathalie: (949) 689-4565

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Mi Casa will handle everything – from the melt in your mouth Mexican food to the friendly server We can accommodate any event 20 -80 on our patio with Taco Bar Buffet service stating at $13pp – so sit back, relax, and let us do the planning – salute!



Perfect for Rehearsal Dinners, Private Events, Birthday Parties and more! At Mi Casa, we know how to throw a fiesta!

Mi Casa Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

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food

3.8

service

3.8

ambience

3.7

value

3.3

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (31)
Kid-friendly (28)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Great for Lunch (17)
Special Occasion (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Romantic (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 24, 2016

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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food3
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 21, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on April 22, 2016

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

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Awesome place! Our all time favorite Mexican place.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 20, 2016

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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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 4, 2016

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 5, 2016

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

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food3
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2015

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.

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food2
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 13, 2015

Amazing as always!!!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 27, 2015

Great food, comfortable environment and excellent service!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 11, 2015

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 7, 2015

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.....

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 24, 2015

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 19, 2015

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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 11, 2015

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?

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 10, 2015

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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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 5, 2015

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 3, 2015

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 14, 2014

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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 11, 2014

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 11, 2014

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 17, 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 16, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 1, 2014

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 26, 2014

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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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 4, 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2013

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 26, 2013

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!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 12, 2013

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 8, 2013

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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