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Anepalco's Cafe at Ayres Hotel

3737 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868-1608
+1 714-456-9642
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“chilaquiles” (13 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3737 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868-1608
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone I've brought here has LOVED IT! Reasonably priced food is fantastic, cocktails are top notch, Miguel's bar service is sheer artistry. Sit at the bar and order a smoked Bourbon/Mezcal cocktail. The fire show alone is worth the price of admission, the cocktail is...More

Thank ScottD58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had dinner one night an hour to closing. Staff were attentive and the taco and chips were very good and decor was interesting to look at. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank WarPaintWithYoga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Totally delicious food. I made reservations for my group because everyone I talked to raved about how good the food was and I feared I might have to wait for a table. Hidden gem ! Although the venue is small we sat immediately so it's...More

Thank Cal3920
Reviewed 9 December 2017

I recently visited this restaurant for the first time as I was staying at the beautiful ALO Hotel where the restaurant is located. My friend and I decided to visit this restaurant early evening for drinks and a light dinner. The restaurant is really cute...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Due to my late arrival, I dined at Anepalco's Café on West Chapman Ave. Walking distance, good food (and drinks), Clean and great atmosphere, will go again

Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Food was really unique & tasty (loved the mole - not too sweet). Cocktails were very good. Service was excellent - friendly, fast, accommodating!

Thank leslieray2017
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I arrived at the Ayers Orange hotel early for check in, so my friend and I wandered across the lot to Anepalco's. I wasn't super hungry, but the brunch menu was fantastic and everything looked amazing...I'm so glad I chose to eat and not just...More

Thank davenpeggy
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the ARO Hotel where this little restaurant is located. Small, rustic place with some very creative food. If you like Mexican style but are looking for something different, this place is something you should try. I'd call it a gourmet Mexican style bistro....More

Thank DGriz
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I was just checking in to the hotel and asked where I could get a quick bite to eat and they suggested Anepalco's. What a treat. I ordered what the server suggested and was pleasantly surprised. One of the best meals I have had in...More

Thank Scottloves2golf
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Admittedly, i only went to breakfast once over 5 days there, but their idea of breakfast was coffee and bread, bagels or stale pastries bought at some outlet...nothing else, no eggs, meats, fruits or anything resembling breakfast. Very disappointing, so did not return for another...More

Thank Grant K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3737 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868-1608
    (City Dr.)
  • Public Transportation: UCI Medical Center, Ayres Hotel, The Block
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 714-456-9642
Welcome to Anepalco's Cafe. We are a Mexican-French Fussion Restaurant. We offer you a great variety in our menu. From our Signature Dish The Chilaquiles, to French-Style Omelettes and Lunch Crepes for brunch, to Serrano Beurre Blanc Tilapia, Costillas al Vino Rojo, or Cielo, Mer y Terre for dinner. Come to Anepalco's Cafe and enjoy of an unforgettable dining experience.
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