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May 11, 2007 03:36 PM

Mexican Food in Mission Viejo/RSM

I love Mexican food. I've been living in MV for a couple of years and still have not found a place I like to frequent. Rose Canyon is great for atmosphere, but the food is bland. Tortilla Flats -- the same. I like Javier's, but I'm gonna see if I can find something a bit closer to home. Chains are not my favorite... So, anyone got any places I should try on my quest? I'm thinking Mission Viejo, RSM, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills...

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  1. Ladera Ranch and Foothill area would be good, too.

    1. For really casual sit down, try Tacos Ensenada on Raymond and El Toro in Lake Forest. They have all of the basics plus seafood.

      For a little more upscale with fantastic seafood specials (lobster fajitas most Saturdays) try El Adobe in downtown San Juan. I'd stick to the seafod specials here.

      1. Las Golondrinas. It's take out but it is really good. I know there are a couple locations around south county, but I know there is defintely one at Alicia and Jeronimo in MV in the same shopping center as the Kinkos and Jack in the Box.

        1. There's always Taco Mesa, which has locations in Ladera and MV. Little more casual, order at the counter type place, but still great food. There's tons of reviews you can find on this board; here's their website

          1. Definitely go to El Molino de Oro in San Juan Capistrano. It's kind of a take-out place in a strip-mall (they do have tables to eat in), but the food is great!