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264 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866-1409
+1 714-633-3260
10:30 - 21:00
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Ruta as we call it is awesome for dinner with the girls. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is relaxing. We enjoy sitting outside and people watching. This is a place where everyone can oder something and we all end up sharing bites because it is all so yummy. The salads are fresh. The soup is so good too.... More 

Thank Travelerwantshomesty
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

You are on a great street for people watching so the outdoor seating is perfect. The ingredients are fresh and the size of the entrees are quite large. There are some additional parking spaces if you turn into the driveway. The inside is whimsically decorated, as are the bathrooms. Take a peek!

Thank Linda G
Orange, California
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I love the many choices of food. I love the friendly and competent staff. I have several food allergies and I can always something to eat. Sitting outside is my favorite

Thank Jo2119
Holland, Michigan
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272 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Went here with a group of 16 for a late lunch on a Thursday afternoon. Parking can be a challenge as in a busy area of restaurants and shops. No one in our group was disappointed in their meal ranging from wraps, soup and dinner salad, sandwiches, and large salad. The large salads come in huge bowls with the proper... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Had lunch there--regular salad is HUGE and the side salad is big also! Nice thick slice of salami on the sandwich and chips with the dip were on special. Couldn't pass up the tie dye Tshirt--"Where have all the hippies gone?"

Thank Cyndee M
Orange, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Been here a few times. Always friendly service staff in what looks to be an older home converted to a restaurant. I think there are three different rooms set-up with different seating arrangements, for 2, for 4 and larger groups. There is some outdoor seating. The menu has soups, salads and sandwiches and more.

Thank Henry S
Whittier, California
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263 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Avocado chicken salad smashed and mixed up was a winning meal. I also had the Thai wrap (a cold chicken wrap with sweet peanut sauce) which I wasn't a big fan of. Overall, Rutabegorz is a great spot when you're trying to be healthy.

Thank pgalido
Orange County, CA
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Every Friday evening at the Tustin location, there are delicious off-the-menu freshly made original desserts baked by Debbie, their in-house dessert chef. These desserts are first-come, first-serve & always sell out. DELICIOUS!!! Specialities include Hummingbird cake, Nutella cake, Coca COLA cake, coconut cream cake, death by chocolate cake, etc........all made from scratch.

Thank Cherylan H
Orange County
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I love this place...the 1$ appetizer is so fun and yummy! Soups are great! the Garlic chicken (anything) is fantastic!!!

Thank oceanyeesa
Orange, California
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274 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

One of my favorite places to eat in Orange. It has so much character! Patio dining is plentiful, and the menu has TONS of choices. The price is reasonable and the quality is always good.

Thank oyyveyy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 264 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866-1409
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 714-633-3260

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?