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Anepalco Restaurant, Orange, CA
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Anepalco Restaurant

4.6
4.6
485 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–2:15 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (714) 456-9642

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Godinez

  • Catering

    Tell us a few details of your occasion, and we can create an special menu for your event.

  • Private party contact

    Amaryllis Lopez/Jose Cerrudo : (714) 456-9642

  • Neighborhood

    Orange

  • Cross street

    City Dr.

  • Parking details

    Additional Parking Structure located in the back of the Ayres Hotel

  • Public transit

    UCI Medical Center, ALOHotel, Disneyland, Angel's Stadium, Double Tree

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Margarita Tuesday

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM,Tue - Thu - 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 8:15 PM,Fri - Sat - 11:00 AM - 1:30 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.

Popular dishes

What 485 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Mexican

  • North Orange County

    Mexican

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Very noisy patio due to the close location to the medical center (emergency vehicles).
  2. AK

    AliK

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good setting and ambiance and service
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Happy Hour. Thursday was craft cocktail day, which ended up being this absolute delicious and pretty hibiscus drink. Food was delicious as always. Tried the sea bass this time (regular menu) and enjoyed it tremendously. Other appetizers were consistently good. Service was attentive and very friendly. We will be back!
  4. a

    arta

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food service was helpful and friendly. Love it
  5. S

    Stace

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Had the octopus and filet mignon tacos. Both were tasty. Went during the week for lunch. Had plenty of seating. Very different vs Sunday Brunch. They offer Guava french toast for Sunday Brunch ...and it's the best french toast, hands down.
  6. CF

    ChrisF

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food, but a bit loud with the music they were playing.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here a few times for brunch. The food and service are great, atmosphere is really cute too. Would definitely recommend for more unique dishes, the Chilaquiles are yummy!
  8. q

    quitecontent

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff, even the bartender. The food selection was the same as any other mexican restaurant, but these put a much more modern twist and even had some not normal dishes. This isn't the everyday place with that serves everything with rice and beans. Loved the Barbacoa tacos and the Arrachera, Awesome twist to your everyday chilaquiles. The drinks were amazing as well. i had a Paloma and tasted better than any of the other versions I've ever had. Definitely will be back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. Outstanding food and drinks every single time. The quality for the price cannot be beat. We stop in maybe 5-6x a year and it’s always consistent. The servers are attentive and the decor is really cute but not fussy. Highly recommend for a date night!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiancé and I wanted to go to a cute place to grab a drink and toast to our anniversary, environment was uplifting and chill.
  11. F

    Food

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a nice patio seating area. Service was great. Had an excellent server who was very attentive. Even switched my drink when I didn’t like the drink I ordered. Changed my drink order right away with no hesitation. Came back a few times to check on our table if we needed anything. Food was great. Must have is the not a paella dish!
  12. K

    Kealoha

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend their red chilequiles (spelling?) but add carnitas!! Cocktails are outstanding!!
  13. T

    Trudy

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Working lunch
  14. J

    Jolivo5

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. All their tacos are delicious.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great chilaquiles!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    We had a 1:45PM reservation. I received a text at 11:50am that out table is ready. I called them and they told me they close at 2PM and the last order they take is about 1:45PM since the kitchen closes at 2PM!! Why on earth you make 1:45 reservations available if your kitchen closes at 2?
  17. VA

    VANGIE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The hostess was not nice and friendly I asked if I can seat where shady area , she said it’s reserved for big group which they never showed up.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We had high hopes, but the enchilada sauce was so bitter I couldn’t even eat them, the hangar steak was just 4 small pieces of steak on top of a mountain of tortilla chips, and the desserts were overly sweet and tasted store bought. The waiter also forgot a few things, including just water (which was never refilled). It was disappointing, and we really wanted to love it.
  19. TP

    TeighlorP

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the service was perfection and the chilaquiles were delicious!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tacos, paella, and tequila!!!
  21. AG

    AngieG

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service, Great People, Food was delicious! Will definitely go back, highly recommended. We ate inside and music was not bad at all.
  22. MF

    MichaelF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Inside noise level is too much. Outside was better. Food was excellent. It would be nice if their full taco menu was available for the dinner hours. It's not. I would also like to be able to order their tacos ala carte. Not an option.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my boyfriend here to have breakfast for his birthday and we had such a great experience. The staff were super nice and did good recommendations. We love trying new food and this was a great choice for that
  24. AT

    AnthonyT

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience. Vicky Cortez was wonderful. And the food very delicious.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great day
  26. JV

    JoseV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place for brunch. Great service and food as well. Highly recommended.
  27. JB

    JamieB

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation party
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was good and the service was just ok. I don’t see myself returning.
  30. MB

    MartyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had a table of twelve outside for a business lunch and the food, service and atmosphere was great. My only issue would be if you sit inside the music is overbearing. Even outside it is loud.
  31. SM

    StevenM

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my work crew to celebrate and they all had a great dinner
  32. E

    Engtech09

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was great and our server Cecilia was very attentive and friendly. One negative thing that threw us off was the receptionist didn't even bother to ask for kids menu when she knows I have my child with us. When we asked if they can help us have the outdoor heater be moved closer she said she will ask and never came back to us.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day brunch was amazing. Fun atmosphere, great food and drinks
  34. S

    Steve

    Los Angeles

    256 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    256 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The food was reasonably good and the mexican wine was also good. But the music in the restaurant was too loud and the traffic noises (we chose to eat outside so we could carry on a conversation) detracted from the ambiance.
  35. S

    Steve

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    The entire experience here was overshadowed by the volume of the recorded music being played. Maybe if we had been seated outside our meal would have been more enjoyable. I love loud music, just not when I'm eating and trying to converse.
  36. Y

    Young

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. Outdoor tables were great.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A must try in Anaheim. I was initially deterred due to the location attached to a hotel, but I quickly changed my mind. The food is beautiful and is authentic modern Mexican. Drinks and food delicious and the staff gracious, helpful and lovely. We had our kids with us who aren’t adventurous eaters but they found food that worked for them and even tried some new things. A lovely menu and really nice experience for all of us who are in town for Disney. So close to parks and hotels, but so far away from both in concept.
  38. DF

    DavidFamily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful place! Food was excellent, the presentation was just lovely! The service was attentive. One of the best places I’ve eaten in a long while. Excellent.
  39. GO

    GracieO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great location to celebrate with loved ones. The ambiance is great and the service is always good.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe! Amazing food! The fiesta drink is a must.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 485 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Anepalco Restaurant

3737 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    City Dr.

  • Neighborhood

    Orange

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–2:15 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Additional Parking Structure located in the back of the Ayres Hotel

  • Public transit

    UCI Medical Center, ALOHotel, Disneyland, Angel's Stadium, Double Tree

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Godinez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (714) 456-9642

  • Catering

    Tell us a few details of your occasion, and we can create an special menu for your event.

  • Private party contact

    Amaryllis Lopez/Jose Cerrudo : (714) 456-9642

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