Descanso Standard Dining
Descanso is a modern taqueria in that it celebrates authentic Mexican flavors and recipes executed in a lively setting that brings in the smells, sounds and energy of a busy Mexican town.
Types of Dining at Descanso:
At a Plancha Table, you will receive an intimate experience with our Taquero Chefs. This is a multi-course menu where your meal is cooked in front of you at your table! Please go to our DESCANSO PLANCHA DINING page in order to book for this experience online.
Make a reservation here for our dining room or patio.
The Taco Bar is an a la carte version of the Plancha Experience. This is first come first serve.
INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FULL LIQUOR BAR
First come first serve.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Awesome food and great drinks. They charge for chips and salsa though. Portion sizes were small for the price that was paid. I could have had much more food at a Javier’s and paid the same amount.
The music was too loud and a very limited menu.
The drinks and food were amazing, and the servers were nice enough. Everything seemed to take a very long time, and several requests had to be made more than once, but I would still go back!
They followed current pandemic guidelines and felt safe. We all had tacos with beans and rice. Great flavors enjoyed by all. Will return again when in the neighborhood.
A little disappointed in the food. I had the lamb shank and it was not up to the usually very high standards of Descanso. The chips, guacamole and cocktails were great as usual, but I think I will go back to my go-to dish of short ribs next time I visit. The staff and service was excellent as always.
The food and margaritas are okay and the price is high. Skip it !
Had lunch with family during my trip to California. This place was nice, food was good but menu selection was limited. Our nachos were served cold but I had a great soup and quesadillas were very good. Waitress was nice.
Great as always. Happy hour was a great deal and very good.
It was amazing. I reserve my table in a wrong date my mistake but they still seated us. We can’t wait to go back.
We always come here because their food is amazing!! The drinks are also great too. They have outdoor patio dining and have handled the pandemic restrictions quite well.
Descanso has delicious food and great service! We plan to go back ASAP!
I had lunch there with a friend. The food was really good, I had a steak taco and shrimp quesadilla. The rice was super yummy. The staff was on it and did an awesome job!
Waitress was rude
It was great from start to finish
Portions were very small but food very good. Caesar salad was a shocker.
Overall the dinner, drinks, and service were great. The live music offered did not allow for conversation at the dinner table due to the volume.
It was a very cold and damp night, but they did a good job keeping us pretty warm. I do recommend more clear plastic walls and maybe make a permanent outdoor cover and temp glass for the future.
Dined March 6th, 2021. Will NEVER go back to this restaurant again. The service was already horrible (asking for plates, asking for water, asking when we can order a drink... then nothing would come and having to ask again).
Then the table next two us sends back their quesadilla because there were 3 very long human hairs in it.
Our server, he was actually the bartender and between mixing drinks trying to be our server. For my main dish I ordered the ahi ceviche, it was slimy: too slimy to be fresh 2 bites and decided it was too risky to eat and be ill. Left hungry and disappointed. Still tipped 20% because that’s how we are but definitely does not deserve a second try when there are numerous outstanding Orange County restaurants with which to choose.
Oh and the chips and salsa....we asked for something a little spicier, which took 10 minutes to bring they charged us extra for that! Understaffed, but also food quality disappointing. I had high hopes but these issues cannot be overlooked, I’m sure the restaurant wants to know our honest feedback.
Krystal, First off, we truly apologize that you had a bad experience. Our mission is to always ensure every guest has a great experience and therefore we take these incidents very seriously. of course, we will address this problem as this is not indicative of our service standard. I agree with you, we 100% want/need to hear any and all feedback. We want to fix it! For issues like this, its even more impactful to the restaurant if you inform the mgr on duty at the time of the incident.
Excellent quality of food with real Hispanic flavors
Food was fabulous as always. The MI Corazon cocktail is delicious.
Great service and great food! This is our go-to favorite for meeting up with friends and family.
thank you for the kind words.
Seating wasn’t the greatest ended up going to the bar
Amazing food. Great drinks. And good music!
Service was amazing! Loved the ambiance! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
The best Mexican food and Atmosphere in town!!
Good but understaffed
Beautiful setup for Valentine’s, wished we could have been on the inner most part of the patio area but pretty much everything was perfect - the food and drinks are incredible!
Food was incredible and very well priced! Our server was amazing and gave great recommendations and was overall very friendly. This was my first time going there and now I can’t wait to go back! If I could give 6 stars, I would.
We love this and thank you for the kind words!
Poor service from server. Took several minutes to get a drink. Eating outside was a cold experience. Food was okay. The churro dessert was not good.
sorry to hear that about your experience... We will certainly address these issues.
The restaurant had outdoor seating with decent spacing. It was kinda busy, so it was a nice atmosphere with outdoor heaters and a bit of privacy to help block the chilly breezes. All the food was very good - we ordered the Shrimp Ceviche (outstanding choice) as an appetizer, then had the Asada Skillet and Glazed Salmon as the entrees! Both were good, although the Glazed Salmon was excellent! We will definitely go back here again, especially when it warms up!!
The service was outstanding and the meal was phenomenal! My wife and I highly recommended this restaurant and we will definitely return soon!
Surprisingly Delicious. The carnitas, carne asada & pollo were all tender, lean & delicious. We will definitely be back.
First time here & the service was great! Cute place with delicious food!! Waiter was friendly & everyone was super welcoming!!
Incredible food and excellent service! Definitely will be returning again soon.
Thank you, see you next time!
Great service and food
I had the Toro track and steak quesadilla. Both were excellent. The service was fantastic.
I'll be back for sure.
The food here is always excellent. Because of my dietary restrictions, they cheerfully accommodated my request to make something not on their brunch menu, but from their regular menu, and turned it into a brunch item by putting a perfectly cooked egg with a little refried beans and salsa on top. It was great!
Food was delicious but service was severely lacking. I was disappointed because I even let the server know it was our first time dining with them but she was extremely absent.
Descanso is one of our favorites, consistently delivering great service, comfortable and warm patio seating and fabulous food and beverages. Whether we order takeaway or sit in the patio, we’ve always had a top notch experience. Don’t miss the Bad Hombre...my personal favorite cocktail😊
You can order delivery directly from Descanso Standard Dining using the Order Online button. Descanso Standard Dining also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 486-3798.
Descanso Standard Dining is rated 4.6 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.