Cafe Maiz
27567 Puerta Real
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 367-0777
Cross Streets: Crown Valley Pkwy & the 5 Fwy
Parking:  Private Parking lot
Cuisine: Mexican Grill
As the eighth restaurant in the El Cholo® family, Café Maiz combines old–world Mexican charm with the outstanding reputation of El Cholo® to create a fast casual approach to the most authentic of Mexican restaurant’s, the Taqueria.

As you enter into the spacious dining area filled with rich earth tones highlighted by turquoise from the sea, you are welcomed by the fresh tortillas cooking on an authentic Comal. Local art adorns the walls and an open view kitchen allows you to witness a fresh selection of meats and salads being grilled and tossed to tantalizing perfection before your eyes. Specialty items include some El Cholo® favorites and the now widely known secret of “fonda de cocina”, the simple and innovative dishes kitchen staff create for themselves in the cocina’s back home.

In the mood to dine under blue skies or soft moonlight? Enjoy your food on our outdoor patio with a bubbling fountain and relaxing ambience where you can unwind while sipping our famous El Cholo Margaritas in the cool OC breezes.
Need to know details about this restaurant
Dress Code
Meals Served
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Brunch
Not Accepted
Restaurant Style
The atmosphere of Cafe Maiz is open and inviting, with rich earth tones highlighted by the turquoise of the sea. An authentic tortilla comal welcomes guests. There is an open view kitchen where you can look back into history and you will witness how our staff has created over 85 years of tradition.
Catering, Takeout, Online Take Out

Good to know details about this restaurant
Full Bar, Hand Crafted Beers
Ambiance & Style
Romantic, Authentic
Price Range
$$ ($9-$15)