Set aside in the historic district of downtown Placentia is a piece of this city’s heritage that sits out of time and untouched since its creation. The George Key Ranch Historic District, or Key Ranch as it has come to be known, is a 2-acre plot of land with an old Victorian ranch house and citrus grove. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and also has a house museum, outdoor displays, and scenic gardens you can walk through. It is an interesting look at how California ranch life would have been back in the early 1900s.
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In the Placentia downtown area is some of the best Mexican food you can find this side of the border. The Placentia-Santa Fe District is in the southwest part of town, and has a number of authentic cantinas, restaurants, and cervacerias. People tend to drive from all around Orange County to get their Mexican food fix here, and for good reason. Try taco happy hour at Taco Sabrosa, or enjoy a formal meal at El Catarito. However you choose to indulge in the spicy flavors of the southwest, you will not be disappointed with the level and quality of food in this part of town.