Mexican - Best of 2012

Published Nov 28, 2012

Mexican food comes in many flavors and varieties. Which is your favorite?

Winner
2012 Winner

1. Cantina Lounge

Voters Love

"The atmosphere is hip and comfortable, the food is consistently outstanding, they are very generous when pouring drinks..." via joycebrett

Find It
2736 Nutwood Ave Fullerton CA 92831
  • Cantina Lounge, Great Meals, Food, Nightlife, Mexican, Place for Late Night Dance Party, Latin American, Taco, Wings, Sports Bar, 2736 Nutwood Ave Fullerton CA 92831
    Nominee for: Mexican
    2736 Nutwood Ave, Fullerton, CA
  • Matador Cantina, Great Meals, Food, Nightlife, Cheap Eats, Mexican, Bar Bites, Specialty Cocktail, Wings, Brunch, Taco, 111 N Harbor Blvd World Map Fullerton CA 92832
    Nominee for: Mexican
    111 N Harbor Blvd, World Map Fullerton, CA
  • Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar, Great Meals, Food, Cheap Eats, Mexican, Taco, Burrito, Latin American, 296 E 17th St World Map Costa Mesa CA 92627
    Nominee for: Mexican, Taco, Burrito
    Multiple locations
  • Javier's, Great Meals, Food, Latin American, Mexican, 7832 Pacific Coast Hwy World Map Newport Beach CA 92651
    Nominee for: Mexican
    Multiple locations
  • Avila's El Ranchito Huntington Beach, Cheap Eats, Great Meals, Food, Burrito, Mexican, 318 Main Street Huntington Beach CA 92648
    Nominee for: Mexican
    318 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen, Great Meals, Mexican, Latin American, 141 South Glassell Orange CA 92866
    Nominee for: Mexican
    141 South Glassell, Orange, CA
  • El Farolito, Food, Mexican, 201 S Bradford Ave Placentia CA 92870
    Nominee for: Mexican
    201 S Bradford Ave, Placentia, CA
  • Super Mex Restaurants, Great Meals, Food, Mexican, Burrito, 19684 Beach Blvd Huntington Beach CA 92648
    Nominee for: Mexican
    Multiple locations
  • Cha Cha's Tacos & Tequila, Great Meals Restaurants, Mexican, 110 W Birch St Brea CA 92821
    Nominee for: Mexican
    110 W Birch St, Brea, CA
  • Fred's Mexican Cafe, Food, Mexican, 300 Pacific Coast Hwy Huntington Beach CA 92648
    Nominee for: Mexican
    Multiple locations
  • Mario's Restaurant, Great Meals Restaurants, Mexican, 15964 Springdale St Huntington Beach CA 92649
    Nominee for: Mexican
    15964 Springdale St, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Jalapeno's Mexican Food, Great Meals, Food, Mexican, Taco, 23624 El Toro Rd Lake Forest CA 92630
    Nominee for: Mexican
    23624 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA
  • Location
    13. Mexi-Casa
    Nominee for: Mexican
    1778 W Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA
  • Las Brisas, Food, Mexican, 361 Cliff Dr Laguna Beach CA 92651
    Nominee for: Mexican
    361 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Olamendi's Mexican Restaurant, Great Meals Restaurants, Mexican, 34664 Pacific Coast Hwy Dana Point CA 92624
    Nominee for: Mexican
    34664 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA
  • Location
    16. Bear Flag
    Nominee for: Mexican
    407 31st Street, Newport Beach, CA
  • Coyote Grill, Great Meals Restaurants, Mexican, 31621 S Coast Hwy Laguna Beach CA 92655
    Nominee for: Mexican
    31621 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Bobby D's Mexican Food, Great Meals, Food, Mexican, 2139 North Tustin Street Orange CA 92865
    Nominee for: Mexican
    2139 North Tustin Street, Orange, CA
  • El Toro Bravo, Great Meals Restaurants, Mexican, 745 W 19th St, Ste G Costa Mesa CA 92627
    Nominee for: Mexican
    745 W 19th St, Ste G, Costa Mesa, CA
  • George's Mexican Food, Great Meals Restaurants, Mexican, 6581 Edinger Ave Huntington Beach CA 92647
    Nominee for: Mexican
    6581 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Las Barcas, Food, Mexican, 21032 Beach Blvd Huntington Beach CA 92648
    Nominee for: Mexican
    21032 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Rose Canyon Cantina & Grill, Great Meals Restaurants, Mexican, 20722 Rose Canyon Road Trabuco Canyon CA 92678
    Nominee for: Mexican
    20722 Rose Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA
  • Moreno's Restaurant, Great Meals Restaurants, Mexican, 4328 E Chapman Ave Orange CA 92869
    Nominee for: Mexican
    4328 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA
  • La Choza, Great Meals Restaurants, Mexican, 7402 Edinger Ave Huntington Beach CA 92647
    Nominee for: Mexican
    7402 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA
  • El Adobe Mexican Steakhouse, Food, Mexican, 31891 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano CA 92675
    Nominee for: Mexican
    31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Contest Overview
  • 25,366
    Total Votes
  • 14,243
    Voters
  • 121
    Winners

The 2012 OC HOTLIST awards are based on more than 25,000 votes from local Orange County-area experts.

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