Cambalache Argentine & Italian Cuisine

4.5
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22 Reviews
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$30 and under
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About

Cambalache is an Argentine Italian cuisine designed to delight people with unique culinary experiences that will transport you to “La Boca”, the colorful Argentine neighborhood that started it all. Come experience the food that we have to offer, our culinary experts are guaranteed to prepare you an authentic Argentine-Italian cuisine that will make you feel like you’ve been transported to the pueblo that it originated from.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Argentinean, Italian
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(714) 375-3305
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Leo Razo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Magnolia
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
What 22 People Are Saying
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4.5
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L
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, service, and environment. We went there for our friend's BD dinner. It was nice/casual place. This place is good for any occasion. We'll come back there for sure.

CD
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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HB
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our second time here for dinner. Service was slower this time, but it was quite busy! The food, however, was wonderful!
We will be back.

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Calamari appetizer and rib eye with salad was delicious. Wife had linguini with shrimp that was good. The bread was good however I‘m not sure if it was made there. We took home a package of caramel cookies.
Atmosphere was cool and they sat us near people who we enjoyed conversation. Service was good and everyone was polite.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is spectacular and always consistent... the service is prompt, courteous and helpful with the expansive menu... you can’t beat that.

NM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated here for my husband’s birthday who was looking for delicious meat and this restaurant did not disappoint. All food was well cooked and delicious, service was great and they brought out a little birthday dessert. Will be definitely coming back again!

JE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was great - decor was nice - took almost an hour to get food for 7 people - unacceptable.

p
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very enjoyable evening tonight. Pedro was our server he was excellent however he needed help there was quite a few patrons and not a lot of staff. All of our entrées were absolutely delicious except for the Caesar salad which was very bland I would not recommend that but their regular salad is very good. They had a very nice selection of wine and I would recommend and we will go back.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Father’s Day
Table Ready timely as per reservation they even accommodated an extra person at last minute
Food great service great.
Food takes too long (same as my first time here) but worth the wait

GS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hi, this was our second annual end of the year party there. thank you.
Hope to come again. Girl Scouts

DF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got there but they could not find our reservation (we were one less than reserved) but they seated us at the bar and we got served in a swift manner. Food was terrific and menu was large and had an exceptional variety. It was 5 miles away from our hotel but a wonderful surprise and we will go again. It made our Jazz concert at the Hyatt in Newport a bonus experience.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Food takes to long

O
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food is tasty, the service is good.
I will recommend this restaurant to my friends

P
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Consistently good food! We have eaten there many times.

M
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We always enjoy their good food.

O
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Cambalache Argentine & Italian Cuisine is a great space

CS
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As usual the service is awesome. Appetizers are delicious as well as the pizza. The alfredo ravioli is not so alfredo, disappointing.
All the skirt steaks were good. Not excellent as in previous visits. This is the first time where some of the meals came up to 10 minutes after the first meal being served on the plate. We would definitely return as we love the restaurant, the staff and over all the food is amazing

CL
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Cambalache Restaurant! Great food and fabulous service! Everyone at Cambalache makes you feel welcome!!

S
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In an area dotted with mediocre chain restaurants, we are lucky to have this restaurant nearby. This was a birthday lunch for a friend and they gave us the royal treatment. They have a large menu and even the pickiest eater should be able to find something to his/her liking. Needless to say, we'll be back.

DV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food. We order shrimp scampi appetizer with a delicious garlic wine sauce and 3steak dinner and one sandwich. Also Cesar salads. We also had the lemon cello cake for dessert. Everything was very very good. We would definitely return.

HM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We invited our dear Argentine friends to join us at Cambalache. Not only did they enjoy the experience, they loved the food and the service!! Daniel is both knowledgeable and charming. To start, the four of us easily shared a lovely appetizer platter called the Taste of Cambalache! It was perfection! We all ordered different dishes, the Chicken Piccata, the Scampi Cambalache and the Milanesa Napoletana. The milanesa especially reminded them of Buenos Aires. ¡Excelente! All of us were very happy with our tasty choices. Our friends intend to tell everyone they know about Cambalache and return with a large group, possibly for a wine tasting Thursday very soon.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

First time here. We got the empanadas, provoleta, parrillada mixta, and panqueques. Everything was very good. The parrillada was decent. Empanadas and dessert were delicious. Cute restaurant.