Felix Continental Cafe
Jorge Castillo: The California Cubans we talked to all recommend this long-time favorite.

Glenn Lindgren: Felix Continental Cafe is located in the Orange Plaza in Old Towne Orange, in an area of many antique stores. If you are visiting Disney or Knott's and staying nearby, Felix's is very easy to find. Just go south on Harbor Boulevard and then east on Chapman Avenue until you reach the traffic circle. It's well worth the trip for great Cuban food at very reasonable prices.

Jorge Castillo: The owners and the waiters at Felix Continental Cafe are very friendly! The food is great, very authentic.

Raúl Musibay: They really do seafood well here, with very fresh fish dishes and generous portions of shrimp. We had one dish that features generous chunks of lobster in a tomato based sauce.

Jorge Castillo: They do a great rendition of garlic roasted chicken; it is very moist and tender. They even give you extra mojo (LA Garlic Sauce) for dipping. They must run their mojo through a blender, because the oil and the liquid are emulsified, giving the mojo a white, thick look. It looks a bit like creamy Italian dressing, but it tastes like good mojo, with a crisp garlic/citrus flavor.

Glenn Lindgren: They make a very respectable paella with steamed crab legs and grilled shrimp and a delicious arroz a la Cubana, a casserole of pork, chicken and chorizo with yellow rice and ripe plantain chunks. The Pierna De Puerco is slow roasted and basted with plenty of mojo for an intense garlic flavor. Everything comes with moros y cristianos and maduros of course.

Seating both inside and out
Felix Continental Cafe has seating both inside and out. The outdoor tables are the most desired and they go fast.

Raúl Musibay: Have you ever had a traditional Cuban breakfast? A Cuban tortilla is an egg dish, similar to an omelet. Felix's serves a popular International breakfast menu on weekends that includes a delicious Cuban tortilla with potatoes, onions, and chorizo. They also have pancakes, papas fritas and Cuban toast. Add some Cuban café and fresh Cuban bread with butter and you have a wonderful breakfast - a great way to start your day.

Jorge Castillo: Going to Disneyland? Don't rush over first thing in the morning. Sleep in, drive to Felix's and eat a hearty Cuban breakfast. Time your arrival at Disney around noon when everyone else is eating lunch and avoid some long lines! You won't be hungry until late into the night and you will avoid those high Disney food prices.

Glenn Lindgren: On weekdays, lunch begins at 11:00 a.m. and it does pay to get here early. The sidewalk dining area is the most popular and most days all of the outdoor tables are filled by noon.

Jorge Castillo: The sidewalk dining is a great way to be outdoors and do some people watching.

Outdoor seating
Arroz a la Cubano
We enjoyed the nice presentations of several entrees including this arroz a la Cubano. Somehow a good presentation makes the food taste better!
The outdoor seating is under umbrellas for a shady eating experience. On a sunny day in August the weather was great with a temperature of 78.

Glenn Lindgren: picadillo lovers rejoice! Felix Continental Cafe prepares theirs in the true criollo style in a delicious sofrito sauce with raisins and olives.

Raúl Musibay: One thing we had a problem with was the Cuban bread.

Glenn Lindgren: It was good, but it tasted more like French bread.

Jorge Castillo: We think the owner's of Felix's should contract with Porto's Bakery for their bread. Than they would serve the best Cuban bread in Los Angeles.

A nicely presented Cuban salad with grilled chicken
A nicely presented Cuban salad with grilled chicken.

HOURS: Monday through Friday - 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. | Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

PRICES: Most entrees from $12 to $16.00.

DRESS: Very Casual

BAR: They have a full bar, but due to local ordinance, alcohol must be consumed indoors only.


WEBSITE: felixcontinentalcafe.com

Felix Continental Cafe

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Felix Continental Cafe
36 Plaza Square
Orange, CA 92666

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