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Anepalco Restaurant

4.6
347 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Anepalco is a modern Mexican restaurant located next to ALO Hotel in Orange, California. Our restaurant combines traditional Mexican ingredients with a modern twist. We focus on bringing flavors from all regions of Mexico to your palate. Come and try our famous chilaquiles, organic handmade tortillas, Huitlacoche Octopus tacos or al pastor tacos for lunch. Visit us for dinner where the menu gets sophisticated with a Agua Chile Negro, Chichilo Mole, Short Ribs Barbacoa with chochoyotes or Pork Belly Tacos. Treat yourself with a dessert like corn cake with nopal ice cream or an amazing Horchata Strawberry Cheesecake.

Anepalco have a great variety of Mexican wines from Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California, and specialize in tequila and mezcal craft cocktails. Come and join us for a great dining experience by Chef Daniel Godinez.

Offers

  • Margarita Tuesday

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Thu 5:00 PM - 8:15 PM

    Come and enjoy of our handcrafted flavored Margaritas.
  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Thu 5:00 PM - 8:15 PM

    Specials on Wines, Tap Beers and Well Cocktails and Appetizers. Tuesday-Friday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Bar Area Only.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 347 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGabrielL
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. I had mole and aezcal mule! Great service.

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vipSamanthaS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

They would not accept my Open Table $20 certificate.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious. Everything we ordered was amazing. Will definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a cute place with great food and drinks. Our waiter was great as well. We ordered the esquite very different to what I’ve had before but it was great. The enchiladas, chilaquiles con huevos divorciados, the guava French toast were amazing and the pitcher of tangerine, rum and sparkling water was great. Definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chilaquiles were delicious!

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DeeP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food! Love the Ceviche. . Looking forward to trying the tacos next time. The only we had was the loud music, hard to hear each other.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing authentic Mexican food! The drinks were the best drinks I have ever had! Great music I wanted to dance all night.

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JennT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and drinks! Accidentally drove to the wrong location and was a few minutes late to our reservation making it to the right location. They accommodated us right away despite this. Orders came out extremely quick and the bartender even suggested a custom passionfruit drink when I had gone through all the other fruity ones on the menu. Hidden gem, great ambiance and will definitely be back! Thank you for the hospitality!! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a great menu. Reinventing Mexican cuisine. Miguel is a fantastic and innovative bartender.

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MadilynH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I look forward to my next visit to Anepalco. Always perfect.

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VictorM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Orange! Definitely recommend to anyone who loves Mexican fusion.

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LyzB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a little valentines date here and both my husband and I loved everything. Food, service, ambiance! Great place! Will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This is the second time my husband’s favorite dish (perdidos) has been served to him cold. Not sure what’s going on, but it’s unfortunate. The servers were nice and removed from the bill, but I ate my entire meal before the new one came out. Appreciate the effort, but disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The vibe was great excellent service. Went for valentine's dinner date, we absolutely loved the cocktails bartender was on point each drink we ordered was so good! I feel like the food is where it was lacking flavor was ok and would not recommend the agua chile you only get a nicely decorated plate with 4 shrimp on it. Guacamole had stale chips in it. I will be going back but maybe only for the drinks and friendly service.

BJ
BrendaJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Music was sooooo loud on patio for only 2 pods of diners.

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StevenM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipDeeone5150
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I normally really enjoy this place even though restaurant. But idk of it’s because of Covid or what the difference was this time around. But definitely not the same vibe at all. Food was good although limited menu which was disappointing. And drinks were just alright versus normally everything is great! I would suggest if you’re thinking about visiting wait till they’re serving their regular menu. Also it’s very noisy if you sit outside. So you may want to opt for indoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre bday breakfast

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Jrok
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with excellent chef prepared food.

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Yannett
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food & ambience, sat outdoors & enjoyed our experience

MP
MelindaP
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anepalco is consistently amazing. The service, food, drinks, atmosphere. You just can’t go wrong!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great, as well as the service!

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Jaime
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating my moms birthday! Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our 1 year anniversary!!

MP
vipMannyP
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazingly creative cocktails and even more incredible brunch cuisine. The Chilaquiles are so unique and done thing everyone should try. I have a hard time ordering anything else even though the other items are amazing as well (French toast and perdita (duck potato and egg casserole).

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PattyS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Only offered outside seating but no heat lamps. Was freezing outside. Service was quick but will only go back here if they offer inside dinning.

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vipLove2eat
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hope this excellent dining spot stays open with so much closures during this pandemic,

CG
CraigG
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, original and tasty food (Mexican fusion), excellent service.

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vipAntOso
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so excited this location is open again! Love their food and the service is always excellent.

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Kurt
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is our 'go to' restaurant when in the area. The guacamole is outstanding! We ordered a pitcher of hibiscus margaritas - very tasty but there was so much ice that it really diluted the drink. The individual drinks are more balanced. The carne asada with potato cakes was our hands down favorite entree - perfectly cooked medium rare steak and to die for potatoes. The tacos were also delicious. We look forward to our next visit!

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ChrisE
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The mole was delicious and the service was gracious. We will be back!

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vipakinlr
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food & service. Good menu selection. Noise a bit more than I prefer but overall I would definitely go again

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great birthday brunch and drinks, we can’t wait to go back!

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Hill
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I've heard about this restaurant for quite a while and finally tried it. The food was much more imaginative than most Mexican restaurants here in OC. Portions were well sized and the food was delicious. Good margarita too. Our waiter was excellent. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently amazing food and great drinks.

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ShannonT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A modern mexican restaurant is exactly how I would describe Anepalco. Loved the decor and ambience. Their house margarita is the bomb! The food presentation is outstanding and, although a bit spicy, it was very tasty too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Customer service is great. Very prompt and attentive.

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Sabrosa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service — a little pricey but worth every penny

JC
vipJCME
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best real Mexican food I've had anywhere, by a clear mile.
Party of 11, everyone was shocked with the quality of the food.

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vipCece
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious, gourmet Mexican food in LA/OC ! Highly recommended!

FAQs

Anepalco Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 456-9642.

Anepalco Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 347 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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