El Fortin

700 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831
Critics' Pick


  • Daily 7am-10pm
  • $; $$
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
In a country in which each state has its unique version of the curry-like mole, Oaxaca is king, and El Fortín offers four stunning varieties of the royal family. I won't even bother describing the house mole, as my tongue cannot possibly articulate this creation-only eat.

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