La Rana Mexican Restaurant

27001 Moulton Parkway
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656


  • Mon., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues.-Sun., 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • $$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Free Parking, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
La Rana is a Mexican restaurant in Aliso Viejo. It’s the best Mexican restaurant in South County, and the army of regulars—Mexican men wearing the T-shirts, sweat shirts and vests of local construction, gardening, plumbing and electrical companies—confirms it. The regular salsa is hot; the spicy one, puro paisa. The Negra Modelo flows, and there's even agua de naranja—watered-down orange juice that takes on the magical properties of Orange Bang! La Rana also makes a great cochinita pibil, down to the pickled purple onions and succulent pork as orange as a traffic cone.

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