The Little Onion Mexican Restaurant

4.4
36 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.


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EB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday and Mothers Day. Service was very good.

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r
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Close to work. Taking a visiting coworker out. We enjoyed it. Service was average. Food and drinks were good.

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JA
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to The Little Onion. I didn't realize that it started 40years ago. The food was Delicious. The best I've ever had. I had a Chili Relleno with rice and beans. Absolutely Delicious. Excellent pico de gallo too. Great margarita. I highly recommend you try this restaurant.

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HM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice cozy atmosphere, good food, sit in back under the balcony if you want a place to talk because the restaurant can be loud when busy.

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R
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We keep trying Mexican restaurants closer to home trying to find one that compares to El Cholo. This one doesn’t even come close. The nachos were pretty good, but the enchilada and burrito were tasteless. Had to dump a whole bowl of salsa on there to find some flavor.

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VV
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still a little pricey. A Tostada for 15.00? I know it comes with rice and beans, but damn ya'll. :)

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Julie and Miguel were outstanding!!

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly atmosphere. And always fast so we can get back to the office in a timely manner at lunch time. One of my favorites!

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c
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want authentic Mexican food at a reasonable price this is the place. The Sunday brunch offerings are delicious as well.

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KI
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took friends from out of state here. Good food, service and friendly atmosphere.

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JB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was soo delicious and the service was fast. Our waitress had a beautiful smile and was attentive. A+ service with great food!

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j
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

No parking, rundown restaurant, food was mediocre at best, & service was extremely slow or not present.

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ND
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and had some kick to it! The meat in everything we had was so well flavored and wasn’t dried out which can tend to happen with some dishes at other Mexican restaurants. Server was nice and prompt with food and checking in with us. I’d be pleased to go back!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and always outstanding service!

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JW
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
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 9, 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 23, 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 11, 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
105 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
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 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
52 reviews
Dined on August 22, 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 13, 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
10 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 6, 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 2, 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 19, 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 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, drinks, and service!

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F
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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UM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 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
24 reviews
Dined on February 28, 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 24, 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 16, 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 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very great overall. Good food and service

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