The Little Onion Mexican Restaurant

4.2
22 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

Little Onion Mexican Restaurant offers authentic Mexican cuisine. The restaurant's color décor contributes to its bright and beautiful ambience. The family-friendly environment is suitable for friends and family gatherings. The restaurant offers a discount of $5 on a bill of $30 to its customers, who check in on Facebook. The friendly staff working at Little Onion suggests great recommendations.



The restaurant's Mexican Blackened Fish with a creamy cilantro is its specialty. The signature Taco and Tamale is served with rice and beans. Taquitos and flautas are served in party platters. The bar at Little Onion serves refreshing margaritas and delicious wines.


What 22 People Are Saying
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JW
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and incredible service! Bring your appetite! The portions are HUGE!!

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SA
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday with my family and the seating on the loft was great. The food was delicious and everyone in my group was happy. The servers were great and very friendly. Thank you Little Onion Restaurant for making my birthday celebration memorable.

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O
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Family owned, quaint place... been around forever. Vet good, authentic mMexican food. Burritos are huge, very good salsa and fajitas are delicious.

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J
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was very “eh” to not very good. Overall it was bland and not worth the higher than average cost.

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I
Orange County
103 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very decent Mexican food. Busy place during lunch time. Menu has many options. Friendly service.

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C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Based on my most recent experience, I probably will not go back again. My prior experience was better. But, this time the entire experience was disappointing. I really like carnitas and prior reviews about the carnitas was positive, so I tried them. It was over cooked and dry. Their margaritas were weak. Service was sporadic and she seemed to always be distracted with conversations she was holding with coworkers or a boy from a family in an adjacent booth. Never checked on my meal and took forever to get a check and pay the bill. The restaurant has older tables and facilities that show the wear of time. Long overdue for a facelift. I could easily overlook the surroundings if the food and service were better.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Made this reservation with instructions saying it was a surprise party that three people would be coming and then the rest would come, but again it was a surprise.
Very disappointed that these instructions were not read as the surprise was ruined. Management should go over reservations with employees before service.
Another person in the party made a later reservation, but even so, it should be treated as a separate party and not have interfered with this reservation as it was placed separate.
We appreciate eventually being set up correctly, but we feel like this was handled poorly.
But we always the the food and our server was great.

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NM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Little Onion is great for lunch or dinner with friends. The food is moderately priced and the portions are large.

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KL
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Small ooen space. Sat close to front door.
Could hear everyone’s conversations. Too noisy for me.
Husband, ground beef burrito.
Me, carnitas plate.
Both meals had multiple pieces of bay leaf pieces. Not something one usually finds edible.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh food with great portion sizes. Their salsa has a great flavor with the perfect amount of spice. A new favorite place to eat.

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HB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Immediately seated and served warm chips and great salsa. The food was made quick and was delicious.

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MD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was delicious. Friendly atmosphere.

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KS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pork cartnitas taco plate was delicious! Huge pieces of pork cooked just right! Really enjoyed it.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

First our waitress seemed as if she was not taking us serious. As if she had better patrons to serve on. I clearly asked for a Carne Asada wet butrito. This place is known to sell alot of pork, not my specialty.
She brings me a wet burrito of pork. So i say excuse me i asked carne asada.
She replied oh i thought you ordered El Mexicano. Lady pay f....attention when people are ordering. The enchiladas suizas are the worst ive seen. Not authentic at all.
Drinks barely had alcohol in them. Ruined dinner.

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AO
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great little find! Terrific, friendly service. Delicious food at reasonable prices. Tasty Cadillac margarita!

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L
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, drinks, and service!

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F
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great value. We'd definitely go back again.

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UM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fresh, tasty food. Quick attentive service. Love their chicken fajitas and my husband always gets a combo plate.

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r
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a casual meet-up with a good friend. This restaurant was near the 55 freeway, which I needed to hop on at a certain time. The service was friendly. The food was good. The drinks were good too. Will definitely be back.

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AG
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was Delicious, Service was fast! We were on our way to a show at the South Coast Performing Arts Center. We will definitely come back!!

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P
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good attentive service!! Good margs, great chips lovely shrimp enchiladas!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very great overall. Good food and service

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