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El Amerikano

100 S. Harbor Blvd. (Santa Fe Ave.) Send to Phone
American and Mexican American cuisine are met with a touch of the Mediterranean at this downtown Fullerton eatery.


Lunch & Dinner daily
  • Dress code: Casual

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El Amerikano Restaurant Review

: Tucked away in the cluster of restaurants in downtown Fullerton’s southeast corner, this unassuming spot does a very good job of straddling the line between fast-casual concept and traditional dining experience. Even though you place your order at a counter, the dark interior, elegant dinnerware and service are in line with what you’d find in a typical sit-down venue. Food has an evenly distributed mélange of American and Latin American influences, and executive chef Konstantine Marougas also manages to sprinkle in a little Mediterranean nod here and there. Ably conveying that range are starters such as the seared lamb with crispy potato and cabbage escabeche, and the roasted cauliflower pesto with cojita cheese and pepitas. The menu offers a pretty solid list of sandwiches, burgers and salads as well that are ideal for the lunch crowd. Mains feature traditional Mexican and Latin American items like enchiladas and skirt steak with red chimichurri along with somewhat unexpected dishes such as pan-fried fish with Parmigiano crust and kale salad. For dessert, the churro-centric take on affogato and the Mexico City brownie are worth sampling. Beer and wine are available.

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