Lake Forest, CA 92630-3623
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While looking for a Mexican restaurant that I could go to on a lunch break that wasn't in the city of Irvine I stumbled upon El Conejito in Lake Forest. With a name like El Conejito, though, I wondered if maybe it was a smaller version of El Conejo in Irvine (anyone know?). Since I was pretty hungry I ordered a bowl of albondigas soup, the chile relleno plate, a large Orange Bang!, and an apple burrito as a dessert. Everything was served on paper plates or in plastic bowls with plastic cutlery. The food was standard, but standard in a positive way. The apple burrito was stuffed with an apple-cinnamon filling, then fried, then topped with cinnamon and sugar. I only ate about two-thirds of it before I was stuffed.
Chile relleno plate
For being a little better than its non-descript strip mall trappings would seem to indicate El Conejito earns a three and a half Speedy Gonzales rating: