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Anepalco Restaurant

4.6
371 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 371 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LuisV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Wish it came with rice. I assumed that my plate would have when I ordered. Other than that we plan on returning.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised at how good and authentic the food was here! The Huatulco aged mezcal cocktail was truly special too.

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JessieHaro
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, fantastic service, will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice place for date night

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Kary
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food and cocktails! Short ribs were tasty and superbly plated. The guacamole is not to be missed - we order it every time we visit. Great service on the patio.

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Mechelle
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Only 2 people in our group of 10 didn’t have great food. One was the enchiladas and other was the pork belly was over cooked. My barbacoa tacos were great! The waitress was not good. We had to ask for chips twice at the beginning, water a few times, and she seemed bothered by that. Also, the automatic 18% gratuity was actually 19.5%. Which I’d be okay with if the service was at least average.

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Gabe
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic and the service is great. I have always enjoyed coming to this restaurant and will continue coming back.

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RickC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Very loud, sound system was awful, asked to have it turned down and was ignored. Food was cold and flavorless. Servers were pleasant but not attentive. It took an hour to get a glass of water. I have been in the past and if was fantastic, but will never go back again... I was really embarrassed that I recommended this place to my friends. too bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambiance made the meal more pleasant, as my tortillas were burnt for my tacos. The spicy lime cucumber cocktail helped too. Yum!

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TDLEE
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks and really great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great time. Food and drinks are always delicious.

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GiselS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food here! I definitely recommend if you’re in the area.

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vipChristianM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always a great place to have brunch at the weekends.
Awesome food at reasonable prices.

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emmaC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and cocktails were delicious. The service was friendly. The only thing I would suggest is turning up the AC, as it was a warm day, and it got stuffy inside. We had a great time and would definitely return.

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vipTimfin2
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! Our service was outstanding!

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Lroy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a really nice modern mex restaurant. The servers were good just a little green.
The food that was good was good they should really review their menu items and refine better.
Bar good good mixologist.
Atmosphere was well done for the low budget they had to use.
Noise it’s an open environment. I wouldn’t go into anyplace that’s open thinking it’s going to be quiet. It takes money and design to achieve that kind of out come.
I would go again. Great handmade tortillas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Came for brunch. Music outdoor was a little loud. Ceviche a little bland. The perdido was really tasty. The Barbacoa on the chilaquiles was good.

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PaulB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food wasn't very good and the service was super slow. Would recommend to find another mexican restaurant nearby instead

MP
MariaP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service and good food . We have. Always enjoyed the food and drinks

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brettelleb
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is extremely good! Had the Arrachera steak and it was so tender with excellent flavor. This place is attached to Alo Hotel and has a great alcohol selection with a super cool atmosphere. Definitely worth trying!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for Brunch

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vipTinyLil
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time I visited this restaurant & I was impressed with the attention & service! Miguel & Marco were very friendly & professional! The ceviche was outstanding! I will definite be back to dine again soon! 😊

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vipGabrielL
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipSamanthaS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

They would not accept my Open Table $20 certificate.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
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
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chilaquiles were delicious!

JA
vipJacquelineA
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Came on a Friday evening with my bestie after shopping. We sat outside in the patio and waited over 20 minutes for our server. Servers kept on bypassing us, until the host that sat us noticed that we weren’t greeted by our server yet. She immediately apologized and took our order. The entire experience wasn’t good.

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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.

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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

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 371 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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