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We serve Mexican food at the restaurant. For catering we offer an extended Latin food menu.

We specialize in high quality food and flavor. With exceptional service.!

Let Chelas cater your next event!

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Bill Burnett

5 September 2019

Fantastic food. I I would recommend it to anyone that likes authentic Mexican food.

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Jeff Ruiz

28 August 2019

Chela's Bowl was delicious!

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Connor Skoglund

28 August 2019

Amazing food and service

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Chris Etcheverry

22 August 2019

Nice clean place. Very good Nachos and carrot cake. Smaller than expected but patio dining available.

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Luis C.

22 August 2019

Wow so delicious.  So glad they were able to accommodate my low carb lifestyle . This was originally a burrito but I customized it Will definitely be returning again.

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Susan D.

10 August 2019

Love this place.  Food is fresh and delicious.  The guacamole is amazing.  Love the crispy chicken tacos!  Highly recommend

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harry tolliver

8 August 2019

Food is awesome and affordable staff is very helpful service is fast one of the best Mexican grills I've been to in a long time a must go. Portion size is great

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Dave D.

7 August 2019

Just moved to the area and was looking for a Mexican restaurant. Found this one and was very pleased. Great food

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Omar R

1 August 2019

Their quesadilla is awesome. The green enchiladas are awesome. Nachos are good. Breakfast burritos are tastey. Their staff is friendly, gotta love that. Fish tacos? Nowhere near as good as Baja Fish tacos a block away. More...

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Paul B.

27 July 2019

Good Mexican food, good service. Killer tacos. All of their items are excellently crafted and made with the best stuff, as far as I can tell.

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Peter Parker

23 July 2019

Good food, But expensive !

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Tonya A.

15 July 2019

Best tacos and salsa. I will definitely come back just for the salsa. So good. Very friendly staff. Very fast service. Not to pricey.

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Miguel Garcia

30 June 2019

Excellent flavor on the steak and chicken tacos. Very authentic. Their sauces are also on point. Prices for happy hour or Taco Tuesdays are more than reasonable. So if you are looking for awesome, tasty mexican food, try chelas for sure. It was my first time here, very happy with the experience, and im glad it's so close to my job. I'll be seeing you again Chelas team. More...

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Ulises Toca

30 June 2019

Buen sabor y buen precio

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Sue Bibee

30 June 2019

Best Street Taco!

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Bonnie Ellen Bachelor

17 June 2019

Love everything about this place!

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Greg H.

17 June 2019

This place is wonderful! Super friendly staff, super tasty food, fast service. Prices are a touch high, but the quality is worth it. I'm no where near the restaurant, stumbled upon it on accident a few months back. Now I'll make the 20 minute drive when I'm craving that amazing rib eye burrito. More...

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Rhonda B.

6 June 2019

If you want to have a catered Mexican food fiesta this is the place! We had a party of 35. We selected two packages on the catering menu. Everyone raved about how delicious and fresh everything tasted. The carnitas, tacos and beans were super delicious.  The order was accurate, on time and presented perfectly. Thank you so much for making our party a success!! More...

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Kaelee E.

5 June 2019

Love this place for Taco Tuesday! On my first visit, I was a bit unimpressed that the only deals were for crispy tacos, so I went with the rib eye tacos ($2 for 9) while my husband got the crispy chicken tacos (2 for $5.50). While the rib eye tacos were outstanding, the crispy chicken tacos were unbelievable - a major sleeper hit! I couldn't believe how flavorful and delicious they were, especially at that price. So now, we go frequently on Tuesdays and each get two crispy chicken tacos and chips and amazing homemade salsa. We are able to leave full and happy for $15 total between the two of us. Hard to beat that deal. More...

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Jennifer Larson

30 May 2019

This place is the best. Pretty much our weekend breakfast place. Food is always fresh and delicious

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Gayle Morley

30 April 2019

Great food...

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Robert H.

1 April 2019

We had lunch at Chelas Mexican Grill 29975 Alicia Parkway in Laguna Niguel.Jenny our cashier was nice and friendly.You order and pay for your meal at the front counter and then they bring your meal to you.My Entrée:   Street Tacos Combo;Two soft steak tacos with chips & salsa.sides;  Spanish rice and refried beans.delish!I drank a orange crush with my meal.Diana had:  The Original Steak Burrito;One large steak burrito with; steak, beans, rice, onions, cilantro, wrapped in a flour tortilla.with chips & salsa.She drank a Diet Pepsi with her meal.For dessert:  Carrot Cake;cake with raisins & nuts, topped with cream cheese.I thanked management for allowing me to take photos.Then we walked outside and drove off to find my next review.Robert H. More...

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Tammy Lindsay Kern

30 March 2019

Great food! Awesome service!

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Kelly Miles

30 March 2019

The carnitas rocks!

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Jack Mathis

30 March 2019

Good grilled fish tacos, rice and beans.

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Jennifer M.

28 March 2019

The restaurant was very nice and the food was DELICIOUS! The employees are very friendly. I enjoyed the Calle tacos-steak and they were very nice. It was an amazing food and salsa. Amazing restaurant! More...

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Lydia E.

16 March 2019

This is my go to when I don't have time to cook and want something close to home made.  You can't go wrong with anything your order. Veggie chela bowl is my favorite. Must try: nachos, carnitas tacos, fish tacos, and any of their massive burritos! People here are friendly and welcoming! More...

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Ellie S.

10 March 2019

First time here, and I can't believe I haven't tried this place sooner. Wide selection of menu options to choose from. Casual, slightly aesthetic environment with restrooms. Excellent presentation and the food is really good! At least what I ordered, 2 verde enchiladas with chicken, one if their specials, was good. Although it left me wanting more, meaning the enchiladas are smaller than some sizes that I have:/ My friend ordered a burrito and her portion size was HUGE. I thought mine would be reasonable, but it was more on the petite size. Overall, good experience and recommend! More...

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Joe D.

6 March 2019

Why would anyone ever give under 5 stars to this place. It's a local business, privately owned, good food, good prices, awesome happy hours and special daily prices. So what! Mistakes happens in the resultant business and orders get mixed up. This place is a gem in Laguna Niguel. More...

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Laura J.

2 March 2019

They have many selections the carnitas nachos and Chile verde pork burritos is delicious! This place is small but has a great vibe to it. They have so many options for food this place is great to check out when your in the mood for authentic Mexican food they're not many places locally and fulfilling like this. More...

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Gail Nasman

28 February 2019

I like this fast food Mexican place. Especially like the shredded carnitas pork tacos. They give you the choice of 3 types of salsa. Lots of parking, nice staff, location off Aliso Parkway is convenient. More...

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Erica Jones

28 February 2019

Perfect

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Danny L.

24 February 2019

Happy to be back after 2+yrs!  There are limited options in south OC so went back to Chelas and glad we did.  Service is much improved and food is back to delicious.  Best thing is now they serve breakfast all day and I can add Chile verde carnitas to the breakfast burrito without them telling me no.  Orders are correct and no skimping on ingredients. Salsas on point as well.  Thank you for taking the suggestions and feedback from your customers and making the appropriate changes! More...

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Aaron M.

13 February 2019

Always consistent. I live across the street and always grab a burrito togo on my way to work.  Or even when i have a day off and have time to eat here it's delishhh. what's most important is that it's consistent good food that's not overpriced!  Ma n Pa owned, good and quick service. definitely 5 stars worthy. More...

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Ron Williams

30 January 2019

Great little Mexican food eatery. Service a little slow, but great tasting food makes it worth it. Updated comfortable decor. I absolutely love the hot Habenera sauce. And Tuesday, Thursday specials work well. More...

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Gregory Schaffer

30 January 2019

Great chow, friendly staff.

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Ron L

30 January 2019

Good food, good service.

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Rosario Ortoli

30 January 2019

Always good, had the chela burritos with carnitas, love their refried beens

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Leatherface Lgn Henry's

26 January 2019

the tacos/ bring me back to life after a wild night. in Tijuana

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Grace S.

19 January 2019

This is our "go to" place when we want to pick up on the way home from work. We usually get the same thing the wet pork burrito with green sauce and its delicious! Their refried beans are the tastiest around. Their homemade salsas are all very good. They only reason I gave them four stars as opposed to five is because on several of our takeout orders we've paid for extra chips and they never made it in the bag! I've read some of the reviews that say the service isn't good but we've never experienced rudeness at all! More...

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Matthew S.

13 January 2019

Catering - home run!  We just used Chelas catering for our work party. There were about 17 people total and we did the Fiesta Pack #3... Plus an additional salad. It was a total hit! You can see the contents of that package on their website.... But included fish tacos, fajitas, burritos, quesadillas and tortilla chips/salsas.All of the food was fresh, hot, well packaged and well marked. An abundance of utensils and salsa (we loved the chipotle salsa and used it for our salad dressing!), and the tortilla chips were spot on & plentiful! Everyone had a happy belly - there was still plenty of food left over for people to take some home and enjoy. This was the first time everyone was having trying Chela's and they were completely jazzed. My wife and I have been there before a couple of times and totally enjoyed it - We devoured the fish tacos which were totally on point - we are very happy we decided to cater the party with this food.With tip (that we added) we wound up paying about $15 per person - we could not be happier with the experience. We highly recommend and will definitely use them again! More...

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Matthew N.

4 January 2019

Best ribeye burrito around. Always good food and nice employees. I would highly recommend to anybody. Literally our entire office goes there regularly.

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Anthony Zaccaro

30 December 2018

With a relatively innovative menu and well executed service, this place won't disappoint. Happy hour specials and large portions; I have been here a couple times and have been very happy with both the food and the service. More...

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Caralee Kartchner

30 December 2018

Best Salsa, chips, fish tacos. Fast and convenient ki ent.

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Taylor B.

23 December 2018

I love love The chicken La gringa tacos on flour. I have updated my review because last time I went they changed the only negative thing I had to say. Great place for a quick bite to eat. More...

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Paul W.

4 December 2018

Don't let others know about their Taco Tuesdays. Their tacos are fresh, great ingredients and the best in our area. And if everyone knows about it they'll run out!!!

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Rudy marquez

30 November 2018

Great food

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Eric Gustafson

30 November 2018

Great tasting Mexican with a twist. Love the rib eye tacos!

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susan mckerring

30 November 2018

Unique and creative tacos and burritos

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Francine H.

19 November 2018

Love this neighborhood restaurant. I've been here for taco Tuesday, happy hour, and brunch. Each time I've been very pleased. The staff is friendly and the place is clean.My favorites are the pork carnitas tacos and beef machaca burrito. The meat is tender and juicy and full of flavor. The chips are crunchy and salted just right. My daughter orders the chicken tacos and loves them.Situated in a strip mall there is plenty of parking. Be sure to get there early if you go at happy hour because the line can get long. Try all the taco sauces...they are all good..and they are generous and give you as much as you want. I will be back! More...

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Sally J.

18 November 2018

Best Mexican food I've had in Orange County!! Rice and beans can often be bland but here it's full of flavor. I've had the fish tacos twice - excellent! The habanero salsa is possibly my favorite salsa ever! Amazing flavor. Love this place. I'll be a regular for sure! More...

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Feskeli G.

15 November 2018

Lets start with location. Chelas Mexican Grill is located in laguna Niguel in the shopping center next to CVS and Albertsoservice: when i walked in i was warmly greeted and asked if it was my first time there. As it was, I had a bunch of questions. So " whats good?" Everything!! Their tacos are fresh, their ingredients top notch and their service matches! Would definately come back again. More...

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Ron W.

6 November 2018

Cute little place tucked into a small strip mall. I've eaten there a number of times in the last few years and enjoyed the experience. Introduced me to their ultra hot cabanera sauce. Love their T, Th taco specials. More...

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Kyle Crooke

30 October 2018

Chile verde burritos is the best

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Damian Patrón Patrón

30 October 2018

Lo mejor laguna niguel

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Andre McPhail

30 October 2018

Bomb burritos!

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Debra Martin

30 October 2018

Great shrimp tacos

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Jm J.

9 October 2018

Great quality food ! Anything you order is great especially the salsas they soo good ! Do yourself a favor and order the carrot cake for dessert

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Bruce C.

9 October 2018

What a nice surprise.  I had not paid attention to this little spot for many years, as it appears unassuming from the outside...but the food...BAM!Great menu, very tasty selections, (Crispy tacos are amazing) wish I had tried this place years ago!  I'm a picky Mexican food eater...no disappointment here!  Will be back again and again! More...

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Christina B.

4 October 2018

Seriously addicted to this place. Best thing on the menu is the El Pastor tacos followed closely by rib-eye tacos.

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Lexi Harrison

30 September 2018

Best Mexican food in the area! Fresh tortillas, delicious burritos, and plenty of complimentary chips and salsa.It's been a family favorite for years now, and it never disappoints!

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Chapsim N.

16 September 2018

Amazing!!! Great ambiance from the entrance to the restroom. The food is truly authentic and delicious! Great grab and go Mexican food to satisfy every tastebud.

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Desiree P.

14 September 2018

Excellent. Quality ingredients and quick service. Check out their specials -- two crispy chicken tacos (which are a 10 plus on the tasty meter) for 5 bucks on Tuesdays! Quick pick up at walk up counter and they have a couple tables outside so this place is dog friendly. More...

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Dee Davis

30 August 2018

Always friendly, always delicious.

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Toni Gutierrez

30 August 2018

Crispy carnitas taco.....OMG! So good!

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Adam N

30 August 2018

Always super freakin good!

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Terri B.

24 August 2018

Chelas food is Tasty! I love Mexican Food, but when I first tried Chelas Mexican Grill I had never tasted anything like it! The flavor of the food is outstanding - honestly you start craving the food! I thought I loved crunchy tacos but that was before I had Chelas Taco Thursday's soft Chicken Tacos, oh man, they are to die for! With the green salsa- just awesome! Karla the owner is wonderful and she has the best recipes - you should definitely get to Chelas and try everything on their menu! The burritos are huge! Great portions too! More...

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Daniel L.

20 August 2018

Always good, fresh food, lots of variety and generous portions. Fast service!

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Roy C.

12 August 2018

Highly recommend rib eye taco.  We got the agave lime tostada very refreshing.  Love the ease of this place.   Portions are a good size.

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Deena B.

6 August 2018

Great local taco place in Albertsons plaza.  Good tacos and specials every night. Cheap beer. Excellent fresh salsas.. clean and services can be a tad longer than expected,  but they prepare everything fresh for you. That is worth the wait.  Regular prices.  Go. More...

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Raf Szuminski

30 July 2018

BEST TACO PLACE EVER! I go down here often and I love Chelsea's Tacos!

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DON FRANCIS

30 July 2018

As good as it gets!

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Arthur Garcia

30 July 2018

Greasy but delicious

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Garrett Reed

30 July 2018

The Ribeye tacos are big and bomb AF... Pro tip: Mix the beans and rice with a healthy amount of their habanero salsa to dip your chips in as a side treat between taco bites.

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Kat Clark

30 July 2018

Best crispy chicken tacos in town!

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Liz Pelayo

30 July 2018

Love the food here, and salsa

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Jaime Jusidman

30 July 2018

Love their Fish and Steak Burritos, and the Agua de Jamaica.

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Levon Karagozian

30 July 2018

My coworkers and I have been coming to Chelas for quite some time now and have never disappointed. They have great deals on Tuesdays and Thursdays but any day works if you are in the mood for Mexican.Great quality food, friendly staff, and old school meets new school atmosphere. They post the specials on a chalkboard on the side of the restaurant so be sure to check out what they got cooking before going to their house menu. Even though we went on taco Tuesday I couldn’t pass up the verde chicken enchiladas lol. More...

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Patti Wallace

30 July 2018

Very good food and service. First time, I will go back.

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ryan r

30 July 2018

Excellent food, but the service is a little slow. Try the pork belly tacos and habanero salsa, yum! And make sure you ask for napkins and cutlery if you are getting food to go as I didn't get any.

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Michael Dubbs

30 July 2018

Great Mexican food. Service can be slow at times, but the food is some of the best in the area.

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Chris Bart

30 July 2018

We enjoy the Crispy tacos when here. Several different salsas to choose from for all your hot to mild family members. Prices are reasonable as well. If you enjoy Horchata, they have that too with free refills. More...

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Christine Bynum-Degen

30 July 2018

Very friendly staff. Great for quick bites and takeout as well dining in. Breakfast burritos are great and the kids menu has wonderful cinnamon crisps as an option. Gets busy in the evenings but the takeout is quick. Beer on tap. No hard liquor. More...

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Kevin Waldron

30 July 2018

Local shopping center location, Chelas has been that spot where you always see people at and tell yourself "I gotta try that sometime!" Wow Im glad I did. This place is really good. Clean,airy,music and 2 huge flat screen tvs. Casual eat in or take out. I was not disappointed and will be back. I had one of the specials, green verde enchilada carnitas. Very good. More...

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John H

30 July 2018

Chelas is our "go to" restaurant for Mexican food. Unusually interesting (and delicous) specials for a small and reasonably priced restaurant.Consistently good quality, generous portions, friendly staff, reasonable prices, great salsas.Keep it up Chelas! John More...

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Parham Sadigh

30 July 2018

Classic

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Holland G Humphrey

30 July 2018

Excellent food.

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Sean McReynolds

30 July 2018

I'm torn hence the 4 stars. The prices are great and the food is good, but held back by being too salty overall (tacos, beans, and rice). The salsa is nice, though variable in quality depending on how busy they have been. The habanero salsa tastes of actual habenero and is correspondingly very hot. Chipotle salsa is not heavy on the smoke, usually just right, but sometimes weak. The inside environment is relaxed and pleasant. Outside seating is unavoidably next to auto traffic in strip mall parking lot. Staff is friendly and attentive. More...

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JNM POP

30 July 2018

My good friend's favorite place ... love their crispy chicken tacos!!!

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rosario ortoli

30 July 2018

Cute little place, right next door to Albertsons. Food is good and competitively priced. Quick service with beer & wine.

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Jose Rodriguez

30 July 2018

Shared a wet burrito and the salsa and chips with the wife, aka coworker lol, it was really good alittle more pricier than most mexican restaurant but the bar style tables on the wall makes for it.

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Kyle Crooke

30 July 2018

Great Mexican food

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Klaus Bellinghausen

30 July 2018

used to go here years ago and just came back for the Tuesday and Thursday specials. Great tasting specials, Tacos chicken or what you prefer. if you think you need more salsa just ask you get what you need. Great people. nice upgrades. More...

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Holly W Willner

30 July 2018

Been a while since Ive been, but Chelas is good!

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Majestic Services

30 July 2018

Love the fish tacos and salsa!!!!

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Krystal Digirolamo

30 July 2018

Good

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Megan H.

2 May 2018

So I convinced my family to try a new Mexican restaurant and we ended up here! And we will be back! The service was friendly and quick, and the prices were decent. They even changed the TV to hockey for us! My only complaint was that it was freezing inside.I ordered the Agave salad: avocado, strawberries, black beans, with a mini tostada underneath. It was light and refreshing.The chips and salsa are so addicting-really good salsa!All of my family members loved the food-especially the short rib (i think?) tacos. The portions are sized well-not too small and not humongous (like those traditional Mexican joints). I'm eyeing those shrimp tacos for next time! More...

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Tanner H.

22 April 2018

By far one of our favorites! We frequent here for the crispy chicken tacos. Although we come here all the time, and we've never had issues.. today called for the 5 star review. My wife came in to pick up our usual to-go order. When she got home we realized it was soft tacos rather than crispy tacos, honest mistake..we called and they immediately apologized..my wife went back and to pick up the corrected order. They told us just to keep the soft tacos, apologized several times and corrected the order with no issues whatsoever. Always love a company that stands behind their product and is willing to correct mistakes. More...

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J. R.

18 April 2018

Great HOT salsa!!!! Food is pretty good to but the salsa is what I go for... It sometimes takes a while to get your food but I always go back when I'm in the area.

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Katie M.

22 March 2018

We came by here last week and the food was amazing! The chips and salsa are worth taking home too! Crispy tacos are delish and not greasy! Came back tonight for more!

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Sharod H.

21 March 2018

Chelas is a great establishment that provides really good service and has great happy hour selection.  I have been coming here for years and I've never had a bad experience.  I love this place.

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Stephen B.

24 February 2018

Happy hour Friday afternoon. Great chips and salsa and a frosty cold beer with my wife. We'll be back again!! Love their breakfast burritos as well.

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Nijole T.

20 February 2018

Their crispy tacos are amazing.I love the chicken and my husband the shredded beef, not a huge fan of the carnitas and I will have to come back and try the pastor they just started serving next time.Service is on point, the guys that work there are friendly and efficient.Prices are fair, their 10 crispy taco family meal is our favorite thing to get and share.Some of the items I feel are a bit pricey, but the meat is good quality and their salsa fantastic.The chipotle salsa was very unique, such a great flavor, one of the best salsas we have ever had.They have a great menu, many things I still want to try next time, one of our favorite places for mexican food in the area, highly recommended! More...

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Patti W.

18 February 2018

Hands-down the best bean and cheese burritos anywhere! They also have the best breakfast burritos in town. In particular, there tortillas are simply delicious.

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Tara P.

10 February 2018

I love the chips and salsa. Get the rib eye tacos, backyard tacos, or the Chile verde burrito. All delicious. Definitely  one of our favorite places.

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Martin O.

26 January 2018

Best place in laguna niguel, great crispy chicken tacos ,and burritos are awesome you got to try it

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Heather B.

30 December 2017

Good, quick Mexican food. Menu is not overwhelming and service is good. Best place in Laguna Niguel if you are craving Mex.

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George M.

29 December 2017

Pretty good tacos and quesadilla Chips and guacamole are good Salsa is good but could be hotter!Great for group seating

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Verena G.

23 December 2017

Really enjoy this place. Great food, and a decent value. The salsas are fantastic as well.I am always in a hurry and their staff is calm and collected. Maybe the best Mexican restaurant in south OC. Very likely.. More...

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Heidi S.

9 December 2017

This is the best breakfast burrito I have ever had. THE HABANERO SAUCE IS AMAZING. Great service, great food, GREAT salsas! Yum!!!!

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Shaun R.

3 November 2017

best priced tacos in orange county , salsas are fresh and great quality we go every thursday.   keep it up!!

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Craig M.

21 September 2017

This is my go to Mexican restaurant!  The chicken verde enchiladas are my favorite!  You won't be disappointed!

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Darrell P.

12 September 2017

So many places bookmarked and the list just keeps getting longer... 'One down and just over 1,400 to go. (Thumbs up!)Chelas doesn't have an extensive menu but what it does have from what we tried is quite good. Note: No al pastor nor chili relleno; my two favorite go-to items. However, with that said, what we did order was all quite good.Menu Specials:Happy Hour - HH is only offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. (3p - 7pm) I found that a bit odd that it was not offered all week BUT Chela's offers "All Day Specials" on Tuesday and Thursday; everyone wins!Photo - yelp.com/biz_photos/chel…Tuesday Specials (All day) - Tacos, beer, chips and salsa specials; see photo for details.Thursday Specials (All day) - Tacos, taquitos, beer, chips and salsa specials; see photo for details.Photo - yelp.com/biz_photos/chel…So, what that means is you can score a deal on some delicious Mexican cuisine, Monday thru Friday. What can be better than that?! (Yeh, I know... 'All week specials!)"The salsas were also very tasty; from the La Famosa to their habanero salsa.The salsa breakdown:La Famosa ("Chip Salsa") - Chiles, onion, cilantro, garlic, and tomatoesVerde (Mild) - Tomatillos with a dash of jalapeños and citrusChipotle (Medium) - "Smoky fire-roasted taste with a heat finish."Habanero (HOTTT!) - Flame on!Photo - yelp.com/biz_photos/chel…Our order:Two chicken street tacos ($3.00) - GoodPhoto - yelp.com/biz_photos/chel…Two beef taquitos ($3.00) - GoodPhoto - yelp.com/biz_photos/chel…Chile verde burrito ($8.95) - Chile verde carnitas w/rice, refried beans, topped with Colby Jack cheese & sour cream; very goodPhoto - yelp.com/biz_photos/chel…Carrot cake ($5.00) - Good; a bit $$ for a slicePhoto - yelp.com/biz_photos/chel…Ice Tea ($1.79)Modelo Special ($2.50)Photo - yelp.com/biz_photos/chel…**The Chelas Mexican Grill website prices may not be up to date.Burritos are served in a freshly cooked 14" flour tortilla with a side of chips and choice of salsa.Note: Chela's charges for tortilla chip refills which I'm not a fan of. IMO, chips should come at least with one refill; anything after that should cost extra.Everything tasted fresh and made to order; the chile verde burrito was the highlight of the meal. I recently was introduced to the off-menu item, the fried chile; available upon request. Chela's cooks it up right!... 'Not for the lightweight spicy food eater. The pepper is lightly salted, fried, and packs a lot of heat. (True story)Fried chile (Photo) - yelp.com/biz_photos/chel…The food, good; ambiance, okay; service, very good; value, good.Overall rating: Solid 4 starsNext visit, I'm trying their relatively new ribeye tacos; sounds delicious! Looking forward to my next visit.- Big Aloha!Food: 4+Ambiance: 3Service: 4Value: 4 More...

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Emily A.

31 August 2017

We are regulars here. We come at least once a week on Thursday night for Taco Thursdays. My favorite is the Carnitas La Calle Tacos. My hubby usually gets the Rib Eye Tacos as a lettuce wrap. But we ALWAYS get the chips, salsa and Guac. I would eat a shoe if it was covered in the guacamole! It's chunky and more acidic than you get at other restaurants which I feel brings out the flavor of the food more. Not to mention the service is always friendly and great. More than happy to continue supporting this mom and pop style restaurant! More...

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Krystal C.

29 August 2017

Tried this place for the first time last night. I had the Chicken Fajita burrito and OMG! So good and so much flavor!

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Darlene J.

21 August 2017

A nice neighborhood gem! We had the beef tacos during happy hour & they were really good. We will go back to try out the rest of the menu!

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Ginger J.

20 August 2017

This review is for our food and service experience at the Pacific Wine and Food event in Newport Beach. Their offering for the day were tacos.. but not just any taco, but a Backyard Taco. Which ain't your typical taco.How would I describe it? Succulant rib eye on a tamarind ancho tortilla, with a mango, strawberry, habanero pico with an avocado sauce. The flavors were amazingly balanced. With a touch of sweetness from strawberries to the traditional cilantro that's balanced with mango and habanero. Can't wait to visit their restaurant and try their other offerings. More...

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Karla T.

11 August 2017

I have had a great experience in this restaurant! Very authentic flavor food and great service! I recommend to anyone!

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Ben Webb

30 July 2017

Fantastic food, well prepared. Excellent habenero salsa. Recommend the carrot cake too, house made..

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Raul Eulogio

30 July 2017

Muy buena comida. ..tacos estan al 100% no Como Los de mi terri pero estan ricos. .no esta caro muy buen precio. .dos tacos,frijoles y chips Con salsa free por solo $10.00...muy razonable. .servicio excellente. .y la cashier muy linda. .. More...

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Gerardo Velazquez

30 July 2017

Amazing food and service..

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Shawn Rego

30 July 2017

My first time here and the Chela's chicken burrito was delicious! I will definitely be a returning customer.

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johnny Bravo

30 July 2017

great breakfast burrito and salsa

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AWM Smart Shelf

30 July 2017

Very good food and great prices.

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Patricia Babka

30 July 2017

Always great service and amazing food, I can never get enough. The bowls are new and are a fantastic!

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Mark StPierre

30 July 2017

Really good Mexican food and not too expensive. Their MVP burrito is the best I've tasted....but they serve it until 2 p.m. only (?).

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Blanca Dispenza

30 July 2017

Delicious, authentic and affordable! One of my favorite places.

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Tuan Tran

30 July 2017

Good Mexican food. Reasonable price for this area

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Sylvia Arzate-Elenes

30 July 2017

Always delicious. Chips and.salsa are amazing. Pork belly tacos are a fun twist.

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Joseph Bowman

30 July 2017

Unbelievable burritos!

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Jose Navarro

30 July 2017

I absolutely love this place! The staff is amazing and great, every time & it's top notch quality food! The price is a little more than your run of the mill Mexican places, but it shows in the food, they don't skimp on the ingredients, and the salsas are the best, always take some home to have for my lunch the next day. My (2 year old) son and I have made it a habit of showing up for their Thursday specials every week! He loves their food, and he enjoys the friendly and helpful staff! Keep on doing your thing Chela's More...

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Greg B.

15 July 2017

Yeah I don't what Kate B is talking about, but REAL Mexican tacos - especially street come with FRESH RAW ONIONS. I suppose if you're used to Taco Bell being your reference for Mexican food then don't come here. If you're a foodie looking for good quality and a great price chelas is for you!!! I've yet to be disappointed. The steak chorizo sincronizada is great and I predict the new pork belly tacos are going to be a big hit! More...

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Zach S.

12 July 2017

Southern California and ANOTHER Mexican food location, here we go again. Surprise Chelas is delicious! They have awesome food choices and the quality is noticeable! The salsas are amazing and clearly made in house. Typically I just place to go orders here because it can get crowded in their small venue. My only complaint is their phone ordering process proves difficult and I haven't jumped on board any smartphone ordering apps yet. My go-to isn't on the menu anymore but they still gladly make it, a steak&shrimp burrito. Yummy! More...

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Rebecca S.

8 July 2017

Love love love this place. The chips and salsa are amazing the beans and rice are amazing as well. I love the verde enchiladas. The only reason I can't give 5 stars is way toooo many raw onions in the guacamole. More...

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Monse R.

2 July 2017

I am very picky with eating Mexican food out because I am Mexican and my mom makes the best Mexican food. However, Chelas is worth it. Tacos are authentic. Salsas taste like salsas not tomato water. Steak is marinated just right. The ambiance is pretty laid back too and the music is on point. Bathrooms are clean. Service is also appreciated- always smiling. We had Jakob today and he was very attentive making sure we had enough napkins and our food promptly. Extra points for having jarritos and manzanita sol sodas. Also- habanero salsa is fire. Be careful. Still flavorful tho. More...

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Brittany G.

25 June 2017

I visit my best friend in Laguna every now and then from Temecula and can honestly say that this place beats any place in my city! The food is so good! Not one thing I dislike about anything I've ordered. I highly recommend the breakfast burrito!!! My best friend also goes here once a week for taco Tuesday and loves it! Definitely something I'll be craving while I'm back in Temecula but cannot wait to get it every time I come back :))) the employees are super nice and the whole ambiance is very clean and comfy!!! Love them so much!! More...

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Avery D.

22 June 2017

I used to come here for breakfast burritos (which are amazing), and haven't been back until a few weeks ago when my parents had me pick up dinner. They fell in love- the next day they got takeout for dinner again, and a few times after that. The staff is VERY friendly and hardworking. There isn't an abundance of seating, and the place gets a bit crowded during regular dinner rush hours, but surely as soon as a group leaves a table, the staff clears the table in no time. The inside is also very cute and always clean. The happy hours and Tuesday/Thursday deals are amazing, just two tacos fill me up and their order of chips and salsa is more than enough for 2-4 people. Ordering take out is a breeze as well. All their salsas are excellent! Love this place. More...

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David Alexander H.

20 June 2017

This place has an amazing vibe and excellent service. Their rib eye tacos are hands down the best item on the menu. If your into spicy food I recommend you get some habanero sauce. It's the bomb!!

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monica g.

9 June 2017

I love their taco Tuesday! Food is great. Burritos are a little price so I usually go Tuesday or Thursdays on their specials. You can also order ahead.

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Tallie A.

19 May 2017

OMG! Chela's hs a new menu. New pricing-nt too keen on that. Still within reason...just MORE $$. Its an epidemic...@ least here @ Chela's-it's worth it!On to my 2 cents...Ignore everything else on the menu! Order the Verde Burrito-wet (w chicken)...it feeds 2...maybe 3 peeps. In addition to the Karla's new pork belly & pineapple w molasses  tortilla shell tacos combo! Add an order of chips & La Famosa salsa and a cpl Corona's and life is gooood... More...

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Linda C.

12 May 2017

That habanero sauce! Had the shrimp tacos and habanero sauce, lips/throat on fire with a side of runny nose haha

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Cher D.

12 May 2017

the tacos are so delicious! will definitely come back here again n again n again!!!  the resto is clean and staff are very friendly!

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Nick P.

29 April 2017

Just had this for the first time at my work. Unbelievable! I've had a lot of great mexican food, but nothing quite like this. The fruit in the taco was a unique flavor. Also, the custom made tortillas were great! 5 out of 5! More...

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Patrick P.

26 April 2017

I live near by and this is a good option.  Affordable fresh food.  Their taco combos are good.  Ribeye tacos especially.  Don't get the chicken salad.  It sucks!!  Otherwise you're in good hands.  Denada More...

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Anthony P.

15 April 2017

Great food! The guacamole is chunky and freshly made. We loved the salsa. Definitely a winner!!

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Chelsea C.

4 April 2017

Excellent food and great service. Their taco Tuesday is a great deal! I will definitely be returning soon.

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Cynthia S.

30 March 2017

Delicious Breakfast Burritos!! I like the Surfer one with refried beans, eggs & cheese. My man loved the MVP burrito with bacon etc. Great customer service, clean restaurant, delicious salsa yummy mexican food. They also have flat screen tv's with sports games on. Love that! This place is great!! I'll definitely be back. More...

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Diana N.

21 March 2017

This is one of my favorite places to go for fresh and authentic Mexican food! They make everything so flavorful and coming in for their taco Tuesday and Thursday specials are the best deal! Newcomers should definitely try out their la Calle street tacos and they have amazing sauces! My favorite is the La Famosa which is like a medium salsa with chunky pieces of onion and tomato to give it an extra crunch on those chips they make fresh daily! Also for every two tacos you order, you get a complimentary bag of chips! I eat here usually once a week and everyone that I've brought here has loved it! More...

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Tu-Quyen P.

13 March 2017

Super friendly service makes this a standout (clearly a neighborhood favorite), with a space that is upscale for a casual Mexican joint. I had the rib eye tacos and was impressed with the amount of meat they include with each taco. Since street tacos come with two tortillas each, I was able to turn and order of 2 into 4 easily. The La Famosa salsa (aptly named) has plenty of kick for a mild salsa, but is definitely way less spicy than their other options, so go for this if you aren't big into spicy salsas. It is very addictive with the warm, crispy chips that come with every order.  Add some guacamole too!  Overall, pretty impressed with the quality of the meat and the flavor of everything. More...

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Denise T.

12 March 2017

Love this place! We always have great food and excellent service ! Jakup was especially helpful with recommendations and extremely attentive and pleasant!Another great visit at our favorite neighbor hood restaurant ! More...

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C B.

5 March 2017

Pretty good Mexican! Love the chips and salsa. The enchiladas are pretty good too!!! Little whole on the wall but totally worth it! :)

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Leila F.

21 February 2017

I have been to Chelas multiple times. Each time I get the crispy chicken tacos. They are very delicious and fresh! The ambience was very chill and inviting. A good place to eat lunch or dinner!! Highly recommend! More...

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Sofia G.

19 February 2017

I love this place, tasty Mexican food awesome tacos great service I love de habanero salsa.

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Mitch B.

11 February 2017

Nice place, tasty food. Great deals on Tuesday and Thursday!They make you write a review to get free chips. Good deal but I made them wait for me to experience the full service before writing the review.Clean and fresh tasting food, friendly ambitious staff, and clean modern atmosphere.I would say they specialize in quality and affordability. Taste doesn't lack either.My fiancé and I will definitely be back for happy hour and taco Tuesday's.The price point and quality tasting food will bring me back. I would like to hear live music and see organic options on the menu. Over all very good experience. More...

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Sama K.

8 February 2017

Good food, service and salsas. They sometimes screw up the take out order so it's a good idea to check when you pick up, but they will always make up for it if they forget to include things in your order if you don't notice until you get home and call them. Crispy tacos are fantastic. Maybe not the healthiest choice but def worth trying out on taco Tuesday! More...

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Steven N.

31 January 2017

I was very impressed with Chela's Mexican Grill. Ordered a Gringas 2 taco plate and was pleased wth the freshness, quality ingredients and portion size..especially for $6.50. They have a lot of good specials..took me forever to decide due to it all looking amazing. Stellar service from all staff and cool dining room. Thumbs up! :) More...

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Becke K.

18 January 2017

Carrot cake is awesome!! Everything is great here and they put thickly shredded cheese on the tacos that's so good! Fresh, clean and wonderful friendly service!

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Rudy P.

16 January 2017

Great!this place is our fav for a quick lunch. Food and service are the best. Try breakfast menu.

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Ryan A.

9 January 2017

Awesome grinds up in here. Some of the best quick Mexican foods in the south OC wastelands. Taco's are killer here and the habanero salsa is some of the best I've had the pleasure of swallowing. They also accept Apple pay which is a bonus in my book. More...

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Eva H.

18 December 2016

They have really good crispy tacos which I never find elsewhere. They also have great nachos with lots of cheese. Definitely recommend for some quality food!

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Cristian P.

11 December 2016

The food was really good. I got both the beer battered fish tacos and the rib eye steak tacos. The rib eye steak taco had a really good marinate to it especially the way it was laid out with the queso fresco and the onions marinated in line that gave the taco a good flavor. The beer battered fish tacos were also really good the batter was good. It's hard to decide between the two but they were both really good. Their salsas were good too both the medium and spicy they had a good flavor to them. This is definitely a place to come back too. More...

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Priscilla G.

8 December 2016

The food is very good and fresh! They have one of the best Breakfast burritos in Orange County (MVP burrito).

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Shawn S.

26 November 2016

If your in the area you need to come eat here. The food was amazing and the service was super also. Jacob was very helpful and very nice though our entire outing. The rib-eye steak burrito was WOW good! Have questions about my visit here hit me up at about.me/shawnstandre More...

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Kenji H.

22 November 2016

Loving taco Tuesday here, and the kids are hooked on the burritos. The Famosa salsa is excellent for a mild red, and the Habanero has a serious kick! But delicious...

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Tyler S.

21 November 2016

Beef tacos with rice and beans.Tacos had shredded beef, crunchy shells with hand grated cheese which was a satisfying touch.House made habenero salsa instead of Chalula. Beans were good for dipping chips in but average by themselves.Rice was average.Taco plate was on special for $7.50 which I thought was a decent price point. More...

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John C.

20 November 2016

Delicious food. They redecorated and improved the menu since the last time we were here. Very nice.

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Trenton S.

16 November 2016

Good place. Me and my wife have had a few misses with some meals, but every time the crispy chicken tacos are on point! Fresh cheese and lettuce and a freshly fried shell, so good!Also, pretty good breakfast burrito's which is always a plus. The environment is also great and the staff are all very nice. Definitely worth a stop in. More...

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Kelli K.

15 November 2016

Great crunchy taco tuesday tacos. Nice place inside. I'll definitely come back. Just need to make sure I get some hot sauce next time.

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John H.

13 November 2016

This is our favorite local Mexican food of all time. We love the shrimp and bacon tacos. We love the steak and shrimp burrito - even their crispy chicken tacos are amazing. The combo plates - where most other restaurants fail...Their beans and rice are exceptional. But the La Famoso salsa is by far the best salsa we've had....anywhere- yes, anywhere. The food and salsa are better than many of the larger names in our area that we've all been to numerous times. When you want a great lunch or dinner locally with very fair prices and awesome service - go to Chelas!  You will love it too. More...

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Beenda T.

5 November 2016

Did not usually write reviews but this is out of this world yummy.. flavor town USA all the way .. had the ribeye taco will be back for more ..

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Melissa J.

5 November 2016

LOVE The food here. Great lunch place to go! They serve breakfast burritos too...delicious. Taco Tuesday is a great deal.  Everyone is very friendly too.  I highly recommend Chelas!

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William S.

1 November 2016

Love this place!!! Get their chorizo breakfast Burrito or Thierry crispy tacos!!! The habanero salsa is the truth!!!

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Meg H.

1 November 2016

LOVE Chelas carnitas! Would give 5 stars but gave 4 since their taco Tuesday is not much of a deal

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Mike R.

30 October 2016

The food was excellent. We had the rib eye tacos and the crispy chicken tacos.  The rib eye tacos were sweet and spicy.  The crispy chicken tacos were crispy, but not over fried.  Excellent beans and rice, too.  This was our first time here, we will definitely be back. More...

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Hannah M.

27 October 2016

Very good experience from the moment they've opened. Always have been very clean and attentive, and the food is always fresh. It is like a Taco Bell, but, ya know, without tasting like baby vomit. The taste is great and is always a go-to of mine when in a time crunch, but craving FRESH Mexican food. It's not completely authentic, since it is fast-ish food, but is definitely one of the better choices by a long shot compared to Taco Bell, Del Taco, or any other fast food instant-diarrhea kind of place More...

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Avi M.

25 October 2016

I like to judge Mexican food by the beans and chips - and they do a great job! Delicious. Salsa is yummy too. And the rib-eye tacos are the reason we came. Very tasty. Will return!

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Selesta C.

23 October 2016

Chelas is a wonderful and authentic Mexican flavor. I ordered the trio taquitos combo which came with authentic retried beans, rice and three really great taquitos.

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Duane T.

13 October 2016

This place was very clean and the food was really excellent. The habanero salsa has a nice little kick too. I had the ribeye tacos which were very tasty.

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Brittany H.

11 October 2016

Love this place, awesome tacos and great service.  The staff is always friendly. Love all the types of salsa. A taco Tuesday favorite!

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The G.

5 October 2016

Our favorite local burrito place! Love the happy hour specials! Crispy chicken taco Tuesdays are the best!!

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Vanessa H.

22 September 2016

Love the atmosphere! Food is great! The customer service was good. The food came quick and was cooked well. Perfect for casual dates.

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Ryan M.

20 September 2016

Since moving to the area, we are enjoying life and each other's company. We also wanted a life together and we are so high up on the mountain. Sometimes cooking in the kitchen can be downright dirty. Every so often, we would just head out and grab something to eat. With the help of Yelp, we found this cute little Mexican quick service restaurant called, Chelas Mexican Grill in Laguna Niguel.Located in a shopping plaza on the southwest corner of Alicia Parkway and Niguel Road, you find the small and simple, Chelas Mexican Grill. We have been coming here more often because they are CONSISTENT! We know what we want and if we want to customize our meal, they don't mind at all. On our first visit, we didn't know what to expect. We walked in and the layout was very simple. Like some of the other reviews, it feels more of an industrial feeling. Community bench seats with some metal chairs with a couple flat panel TVs. We walked up and saw the very simple menu. From tacos to burritos to nachos to bowls, they offer many various dishes to satisfy the tummy. They have specials on Tuesdays and Thursday making locals around the neighbor coming in for more.My wife loves Shrimp and we didn't quite see it on the board for the Chelas Bowl, but they do offer shrimp in lieu of chicken or steak. I don't have the price of the food, but they are EXTREMELY reasonable. Plus, with the food made to order, you'll love the authentic ingredients and cooking from Chelas. My wife loves to order the Chela's Bowl with Shrimp. As for me, I love the Chela's Chicken Burrito. The Chela's Chicken Burrito comes with black beans, sour cream, guacamole, cabbage, onion, cilantro, & Monterey Jack cheese. With every order, I always get a side of Chips and Salsa. Sometimes the Chip and Salsa is not needed as it is a big order.The wait for the food would be about 10 minutes. They deliver the food to your table. Pay at the counter and wait for your food. What I saw missing in this type of setting?! I would like to see a Salsa Bar. Pick your sauces instead of getting pre-cupped ones from the staff. The portions are pretty big. If you decided to get a Chelas Burrito, you don't have to get Chips and Salsa. Chelas provides a good amount of chips to your meal. If you have a small group, this would definitely be a great appetizer before the meal comes. Plus, it is very cheap for $2.The Chelas Chicken Burrito is packed with many fresh ingredients. The flour tortilla is heated up and you can see some nice crisp, cooked texture. The burrito is crunchy and SUPER delicious. Every bite makes you want to regret wanting to take a bite. It is not overflowing with juices, but rather the ingredients are packed enough for your mouth. Add some of that tortilla chips  & salsa and you got some great Mexican food to devour on your visit.Chelas Mexican Grill is awesome little spot to bring your family to sit back and relax. We are used to going to a couple others Mexican restaurants nearby, but they are always busy and sometimes crowded. Getting away without really traveling far is probably why Chelas is an amazing restaurant to grab some grub. You'll find their specials during certain days of the week, but it will have you coming back for more.Yelp...My passion is not to write my reviews, but to share my experiences with you. Take that journey and share your story. More...

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Karen S.

11 September 2016

Love love the breakfast nachos, and the chicken tacos grest place but they dropped coke products..boo

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Christine R.

8 September 2016

Hi,Did my usual 3 visits over time before a review routine before I wrote this. I often visit this center for the Starbucks, Mobil Gas (lowest priced Mobil in the area), or to get my nails done at The Nail Spa. Always noticed Chelas but thought it was a regular sit down place. Well I finally stopped in and it is an order at the counter fast casual type of Mexican food. It is quite good. Ask for the salsas they are good I get the hottest and it is hot without being crazy hot. My favorite meals are the Calle Tacos; 2 tacos and chips. Good price $6. I love Chile Verde have had the chile verde burrito, it is good and huge! They always have a specials boards and a few tables outside, but just on the sidewalk in front of the parking lot. Still weather is almost always nice in Laguna Niguel as you are getting pretty close to the ocean here. They sell beer and wine, maybe liquor? I don't know I'm not a big drinker. Overall same prices as a chain like Baja Fresh or Chipotle but tastes more like a family run neighborhood sit down Mexican place. Try it! More...

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Drew P.

3 September 2016

This place is awesome. Chelas Mexican Grill is like a beautiful woman. It's clean, smells great, and is good enough to eat. So get yourself some Chelas, Fellas. More...

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Ani W.

20 August 2016

Great restaurant . Excellent food like Javier but cheaper  and same quality

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T M.

16 August 2016

We wanted to go somewhere new for Taco Tuesday so we decided to try Chelas. We were not disappointed! The special on Tuesdays are crispy chicken tacos and they were tasty. The chicken was very flavorful. The tacos are topped with shredded lettuce, freshly grated cheese and sour cream. My husband also tried a beer battered fish taco. We ordered an order of chips and salsa to go with our dinner. The salsa was just spicy enough and the chips hot and fresh. The portion was so generous that we are bringing home left over chips and salsa. The dining area is very nice (hard seats and cushioned seating) for a casual food place and it was great to be able to watch the Olympics on either of two flat screen TV's. I noticed that there is also a kids menu which will be great when we bring the kids and grandkids! All and all a very satisfying dinner out for a reasonable price. More...

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David H.

9 August 2016

Great food, atmosphere and overall experience. We  had the Verde Enchiladas. Highly recommend the steak. Thanks Chelas. We will be back.

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Anne G.

9 August 2016

We've been to Chelas a few times now. Everything is delish! We've had fish tacos, tri tip tacos, & their burritos.  My fave is the chile verde burrito.

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Nika C.

4 August 2016

Chela's is a go to place for me! Fresh, good food and fast service . I love the crispy chicken tacos and their Chela's bowl! Definitely recommend to anyone in the area. More...

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T B.

3 August 2016

So I am an avid Baja Fish Tacos fan.  We have eaten there hundreds of times, and every time we tried a new place we were disappointed.... Until now, we found Chelas, and WOW, talk about tasty.  The Chips and Salsa are amazing.  Fresh ingredients, tasty, and perfectly cooked chips.  They also give you unlimited salsa which if you are like me, you go through about 4 bowls per every basket of chips.  Food wise, also very tasty.  The Chelas Burrito, and their Crispy Tacos are the perfect blend of spiced shredded chicken, jack cheese and sour cream.  Great location, clean, and safe.  They have great specials on Mon/Wed/Sat, and of course Taco Tuesday on Tuesdays.  $4.50 for 2 crispy chicken tacos, comes with a side of chips which is a solid deal.  You can't go wrong here, the carnitas, chicken, and asada are all really tasty.  If you are a Baja Fish fan like I am, you will really enjoy Chelas, at about 2/3 of the price.  We have a family of 4 and can eat and be full off of a $16 check.  Check it out!! More...

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Xenia A.

30 July 2016

Best Mexican food, better than the more expensive places in Laguna, and in a non pretentious area. Chill ambience with the big screens and music. This place does everything right. Would have posted a picture but we dug into the food right away!! More...

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Jared Diaz

30 July 2016

I always have a great meal here. The breakfast burritos, beer battered fish tacos and ribeye burrito are my favorites! Wait times are expected for fresh food and fresh tortillas people! Cold food? Never! It comes to you the instant it's made everytime. Never had to pay for salsa since they give you way more than a normal person would use in a single meal. Bottom line, best Mexican food in town More...

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Tari Bowens

30 July 2016

This place is great! I recommend the chicken pot pie(the crust is amazing) and the mixed field greens are also very good.

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Rockey Guzman

30 July 2016

I work here and its just a great place to eat and drink. For people who like mexican food. This is the place to be.

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Chase Michael

30 July 2016

Great place with a good ambience and friendly staff! Happy Hour and the Pacifico on tap is nice too :)

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Thomas R.

19 July 2016

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant. I have never had a bad meal. My daughter and grandkids come here often as well. There are many Mexican restaurants to choose from but I always come back to chelae.

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Jason P.

17 July 2016

Great place with great tasting food that is priced well..This place will be my new pit stop on the way to the beach..

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Josh F.

12 July 2016

Taco Tuesday they have great deals. 2.50 tacos and coronas. Everything on their menu tastes great and they have good service. Try their la famosa salsa it's one of the best salsas. More...

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Erwin N.

10 July 2016

Friendly service and great food. Salsa is awesome and the chelas chicken is my go to food. Second time here and it never fails to impress.

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Chase M.

6 July 2016

Went for happy hour and it was fresh, tasty, and well priced. Good atmosphere and nice staff. Satisfied :)

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Diya C.

2 July 2016

Amazing food, fast service. Friendly guy named Luca. Will come back and recommend this place to all friends :)

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Jorge C.

1 July 2016

Love this place. Really good food and a nice looking place. The remodel looks great. The tvs are nice and are always playing sports. Definitely a good place to grab some lunch or dinner and a beer. Portions are large and their salsa is real good. Watch out for the habenero salsa that stuff is HOT. More...

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Gabe P.

25 June 2016

Nice modern twist on an traditional style! The food tastes authentic Mexican and the service is friendly, my kind of place! Got the 2 Enchiladas from the Especial Menu, really good, big portion too. We shared a Quesadilla so I got to taste it and I liked it, but I didn't have too much room left/ Great for lunch, good for a quick dinner while watching some game on TV. More...

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Joan P.

18 June 2016

Great & varied fresh menu. Salsas, beer battered fish taco's, & the Agave lime tostada are my favorite's. Fresh, fresh, fresh, love!

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Jim B.

18 June 2016

Love the beer battered taco combo. No frills decor, but check out the basket and wash tub light shades. 1/3 of the seating is upholstered. Espn on two screens with volume down. Likable ambient music that fits the place's theme. Affordable. Again, BEER BATTERED TACOS. More...

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Michelle C.

17 June 2016

Love the place! We always choose Chela's for our Mexican food cravings. Popular choice even at work. Can't go wrong. Great portions, and the food is simply delish!

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Jack D.

17 June 2016

I can't believe it's been here for 5 years and we're just finding out about it. Rib eye tacos were AWESOME!

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Josie P.

14 June 2016

Always here for taco Tuesday!!! Very chill ambiance, and definitely chips and salsa are a must!! FYou're Around orange country I Really recommend this place. Give it thumbs up!

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Michael R.

10 June 2016

Yo,Good evening. If in the neighbour and fancy some very tasty, well cooked food, then check this place out. It's always on par and great portions. Plus if you eat in they have draft beer, not the best but it's a nice cold beer after a day of work. The El Macho Burtito is exactly as it sounds. Their Harbenero sauce, as with every one they do is really good. I always ask for extra and take it home. It's really good.Within walking distance and they've never let me down on taste and substance. Also cooked right in front of you, so you know it is what it is. Good stuff, keep on trucking on. More...

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Gabriel D.

8 June 2016

beans are excellent, first thing that stood out from the food, rice is decent and the chips and salsa order was huge and good I had a couple of fish tacos they were ok but they went to easy on the batter for my taste however, the quality of the tortillas and beans are some of the best in the area. I am definetly coming back again to try their crispy chicken tacos I strongly believe they will not disappoint.  place is very clean and customer service was friendly. More...

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Amanda W.

1 June 2016

Chela's is awesome! I work in the same complex and come here at least 2 times per week! All the employees are awesome and so friendly! Their crispy chicken tacos are the best!!! I definitely recommend Chela's!!!!! More...

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Jenny R.

27 May 2016

We come to Chelas because the tacos are the best around! They are the closest thing to authentic Mexican tacos :-)

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Tiera E.

12 May 2016

Food and beer on tap who could ask for more?! Great food excellent service! If you sign up on the perka app it gives you coupons on top of the specials they have throughout the week so great!

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Benjamin Z.

6 May 2016

Authentic Mexican food.I've been to Mexico many many times and I sincerely felt like I was in Mexico again. I got the la gringa taco combo It comes with 2 tacos, rice, beans & chips. You get a choice of chicken steak or carnitas. The appetizer we got was chips and guacamole, it was amazing. I definitely recommend this place More...

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Sherine K.

5 May 2016

This little gem of a find was delicious.  Their chips, salsa and guacamole could be a meal in itself! The owner was so personable and knowing it was our first time she made sure we were well taken care of.  I ordered the rib eye tacos and they were delicious!  I was given a sample of the Chile Verde and YUMMM!  I bought a pint for my husband before I left.  The food was fresh & very flavorful, prices reasonable & service was excellent.  You won't be disappointed! More...

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Kelly B.

29 April 2016

Great portions for the price. The fish tacos are crispy and tasty. The gringa tacos are very different from what I've had before, but also very tasty. Combos come with a side of rice and beans and chips, and lots of salsa! (Careful with the spicy ones)!A must for happy hour, (3-7pm):$2 chips and salsa$3 draft beers$4 burrito$5 2 tacos More...

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Giselle K.

16 April 2016

Awesome food, love their taco Tuesday Everyone is very helpful and friendly when I come in!

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Andrew K.

13 April 2016

New interior of the place looks nice. Service was wonderful and fast. Within 6 minutes of ordering, getting drinks, and sitting down, the food was delivered. I had the beer battered fish tacos. Really good flavor, nice and spicy. HOWEVER, the reason why I'm not giving a 5 star: The fish was to big for the corn shell. A lot of cabbage and salsa on the top, that when picked up off the plate, all toppings fell off and made a huge mess. I think they need to double up on the tortilla or get bigger ones,  and cut down on the cabbage. More...

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Arvin I.

2 April 2016

This is another restuarant that I've gone to for years.  Their food is fresh and amazing.  I've never had a bad experience here and their happy hour is pretty good.  Their burritos are all delicious but I would recommend the original steak or el macho.  The chips and salsa are also delicious.  Go here!!! More...

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Jeffrey R.

26 March 2016

Great food at an great value.  The MVP breakfast burrito is fantastic.  The owners are always there to great you.  The owner brought out a new taco to try. It was a habanero and pickled onion ribeye taco.  I can't wait to see it in the menu. More...

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Jessie M.

26 March 2016

Great food for being a casual fast restaurant setting. The service was outstanding. Each staff member was very friendly and helpful. The best part was finding out they deliver More...

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Aileen C.

25 March 2016

Their salsa verde is to die for, so order anything with it and you're good. If the shrimp tacos with avocado, pico de gallo, bacon and creamy chipotle sauce is on the specials menu, GET IT! So many flavors coming together to make yumminess in your mouth. Can't wait to try other stuff like the Asada Fries. Hope this is a chain... More...

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Diana N.

21 March 2016

I absolutely love coming here because of the excellent customer service we get every single time!  I've worked in the food industry so I know what to look for. Yes it can be pricey but it's worth it. The new menu is great too. Just had a Baja bowl the other day and it was delicious! I do miss the red salsa but the chipotle and habanero salsa are great as well! Definitely recommend this place to people I know. More...

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matt p.

15 March 2016

Best Mexican place around. I recommend the rib eye quesadilla and the street tacos! The food is reasonably priced and the hours are long which is convenient because I work late. You can't go wrong with Chelas

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Jesse B.

5 March 2016

Good restaurant, great ambience, great food, if only there was a closer one to where I live

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Vilma B.

5 March 2016

Riquísima comida y excelente servicio, mis favoritos tacos de pescado y chips c guacamole.

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Jeffrey M.

17 February 2016

Cute little restaurant with friendly staff, great food and ambiance. Salsa outstanding as are the prices. Best Mexican food around...!

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John W.

10 February 2016

I have been to Chelas several times for breakfast and lunch.  My favorite breakfast burrito is the MVP.  Try it and you will love it.  Recently my wife and I had Chelas cater a birthday party event.  The food was amazing!  There were five different flavors of Salsa and the Guac was out of this world!  I really like how they individually wrapped the tortilla's to keep them fresh and warm before loading on the chicken and steak.  The marinades are super yummy for the meats and include all the fixings as for sides.  My wife and I feel we got well more than we should have for the money and had tons of left overs.  Try the catering for your next event and you will not be disappointed.  Highly Recommend! More...

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John D.

8 February 2016

I love their steak burritos. Not to mention they have a great happy hour Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Make sure to stop by Chelas!

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Tiffany D.

6 February 2016

I love Chelas! My boyfriend and I would come here at least once a week and every time it was just so delicious.  We get the Chile Verde burrito... so good!!!! The carnitas melt in your mouth.  The sauce is delicious. Everything about Chelas is awesome! Service=*5 stars Food=5 stars.  My belly is happy! More...

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Lindsey J.

1 February 2016

I love chelas they always offer great quality food! I love their crispy chicken tacos and new enchiladas! The staff there is always welcoming and accommodating! Keep up the great work guys!

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Alejandra P.

1 February 2016

Authentic Mexican Food. The food is delicious. Friendly staff especially Edith. Its must go and a big thumbs up. I highly recommend this restaurant. I will be going back soon without a doubt. 5 stars!!!!! More...

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Leanna H.

30 January 2016

This is my favorite place for tacos. I order la gringa lettuce wrap tacos. Sometimes I ask for no meat. So fresh and healthy. I love the freshly grated cheese on top. They don't skip corners by using pre-grated cheese from a bag! Their habanero salsa is so good, but it's so hot I get cold sweats every time! They serve wine and beers; which is a plus. Only complaint is they're a little stingy with the chips! More...

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Heather L.

23 January 2016

I frequent this place because I work in the center. Their chicken crunchy taco plate is absolutely delicious! Their beans and rice are really good. Their bean and cheese burritos and el surfer burrito are good as well. I'm really picky about any meet I consume so I haven't tried their beef or carnitas etc. I did have the grilled chicken once and wasn't a fan. So that's why I stick with the shredded chicken or no meat. Their tortillas are so good. And their chips with the la famosa salsa is awesome! I love that they are never shy with the fresh shredded cheese! Everyone that works here is really nice as well. More...

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Alexandra A.

27 December 2015

Love their carnitas, whether it be in a burrito or taco. And their salsa are yummy and spicy, made fresh daily. Price is ok.

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D B.

23 December 2015

Definitely some of the best Mexican food in Orange County.  Try the "El Macho Burrito"-you will not be disappointed.  Chelas restaurant is fantastic!

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Lizbeth P.

9 December 2015

My husband and I love this place! It's definitely our first choice when we feel like having tacos or burritos. I'm a little disappointed, because the last time I went in they no longer had the shrimp burrito. All in all, the food is fresh and flavorful. More...

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Giovanni P.

27 November 2015

Ate here last week.  They are good. The Carne asada burrito is a good size, a little greasy, the salsa is unique and quite good. They were busy so not particularly fast, but it wasn't an unreasonable wait, maybe 11.3 minutes . They have their own style and taste. It's good ,I'd go here again. More...

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Jill I.

10 October 2015

I've been here two times for the breakfast menu. The breakfast burritos are pretty good, and the hash brown is very crispy! I love the chipotle salsa too! Prices reasonable. More...

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Farzan S.

28 September 2015

This place was delicious. best chicken taco's I have ever had.

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Sam C.

1 September 2015

I came here again today w/ some international coworkers visiting from Japan. One of them ordered the calle tacos and didn't realize it came w/ cilantro. Turns out my coworkers hates cilantro. The staff was awesome and made him 2 new tacos w/o cilantro on the house! Now that's customer service! More...

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Ditter F.

28 August 2015

We have been coming here for about 3 years and we haven't been disappointed with their service and especially with the food.Some of my favorites are carnitas De La Calle taco and grill fish taco. Ask for Te Chipotle salsa or habanero if you like spicy. More...

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Kanan C.

24 August 2015

Updated 9/29This why yelping is awesome! I asked for the beef tacos to come back and They brought back the beef tacos!!! So Happy!Original: Love this place.  They have a fantastic happy hour on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. And great taco Tuesdays and Thursday's. They recently updated the sitting area which I love. They made some changes to the menu as well. I like some of the changes just really wish they'd bring back the toquitos and crispy beef taco! One star down from 5 because the menu change. The guacamole and chips are a delicious addition to any meal. Seriously miss those crispy beef tacos. More...

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Matthew L.

21 August 2015

We love Chelas! Even though they changed the menu, quality is always up to par. Great Happy Hour menu Monday through Friday. 2 Large TV's with sports, fresh homemade salsa and guacamole never disappoints, and always amazing customer service. The restaurant is newly decorated in a rustic chic and friendly atmosphere for family and friends and always has customers. The only suggestion we have is for white meat chicken! Other than that....thank you Chelas for being such a wonderful, go to restaurant to the local community! More...

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Michelle M.

19 August 2015

So glad we found this place! The food is delicious. Prices are very reasonable. The service was very good. I'm pretty picky about mexican food and I was pleasantly surprised. Their food has really good flavor and the ingredients ate very fresh. Their street tacos taste very authentic. Beans were very tasty. Their rice is just like my Grandma's. Five stars! More...

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Jessica O.

18 August 2015

Great survive and amazing food! There aren't a lot of authentic Mexican restaurants that taste good but this place was perfect! The tacos tasted great and the meat had amazing flavor. The workers were very nice. Probably the best authentic Mexican restaurant that I have found! More...

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Jessica M.

12 August 2015

Amazing food! It's mine and my husbands favorite Mexican food to eat. Also great prices. We go probably once a week

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Tiffany R.

3 August 2015

Since moving here from the Midwest two years ago, Chela's has been my families go-to place for delicious and quick Mexican food. They have recently remodeled their interior which looks great. They also have a very friendly staff. The food is delicious! You can't go wrong with any of their tacos and don't forget the carrot cake for dessert...you will not be disappointed! More...

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Katharine Henderson

30 July 2015

Food is excellent and the price is right!

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Adam Zeffer

30 July 2014

Shrimp and steak burrito is amazazazazing ... So is the breakfast burrito. Only reason this isn't a 5 star rating is because of the service. Love this place, but wished they still had the service level they had when they first opened. More...

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Wade Moore

30 July 2013

Shrimp burrito was pretty awesome. Couldn't finish the whole thing, It was huge. The only negative about the place I think is how hot it was. The AC wasn't on, I'm sure. But the burrito was dank. More...

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What I love the most about what I do is seeing other people enjoy our food, I also love the creative part of the culinary side and being part of special events, helping others create great memories.

What inspired me was the flexibility to be able to create food & design at my leisure and to serve others. Love helping people create memories. I also love having the flexibility to spend time with my 3 boys and husband.

Your clients should choose me because I have a passion for what I do. I love creating food that customers will love! I also strive on creating an unforgettable event with our food and presentation. We go the extra mile to make the event a breeze for our customer and offer that extra superb service.

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