Costa Mesa Restaurants

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Best American Restaurants in Costa Mesa

Seasons 52 - Costa MesaSeasons 52 - Costa Mesa
(4810)
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American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County
ARC Food & LibationsARC Food & Libations
(48)
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American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County
Jeff's Inviting Food & SpiritsJeff's Inviting Food & Spirits
(531)
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American | Orange, North Orange County
The Ranch RestaurantThe Ranch Restaurant
(1407)
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American | Anaheim, North Orange County
Reunion Kitchen + Drink - Anaheim HillsReunion Kitchen + Drink - Anaheim Hills
(1629)
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American | Anaheim Hills, North Orange County
Cedar Creek Inn - BreaCedar Creek Inn - Brea
(1933)
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American | Brea / La Habra, North Orange County
Patty's PlacePatty's Place
(64)
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American | Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley, North Orange County
Catal RestaurantCatal Restaurant
(1106)
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American | Anaheim, North Orange County
Orange County Mining Co.Orange County Mining Co.
(1092)
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American | Orange, North Orange County
Restaurant at Tustin Ranch Golf ClubRestaurant at Tustin Ranch Golf Club
(30)
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American | Tustin, North Orange County
nFusenFuse
(35)
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American | Anaheim, North Orange County
Pete's Sunset GrillePete's Sunset Grille
(92)
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American | Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley, North Orange County
Fire + Ice Grill + BarFire + Ice Grill + Bar
(556)
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American | Anaheim, North Orange County
Bourbon StreetBourbon Street
(100)
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American | Fullerton, North Orange County

Best Italian Restaurants in Costa Mesa

Il DolceIl Dolce
(57)
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Italian | Costa Mesa, North Orange County
Maggiano's - South Coast PlazaMaggiano's - South Coast Plaza
(7307)
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Italian | Costa Mesa, North Orange County
Cucina RomaCucina Roma
(41)
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Italian | Costa Mesa, North Orange County
Pizzeria OrticaPizzeria Ortica
(1249)
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Italian | Costa Mesa, North Orange County
Da Bianca TrattoriaDa Bianca Trattoria
(390)
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Italian | Orange, North Orange County
Antonello RistoranteAntonello Ristorante
(922)
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Italian | Santa Ana, North Orange County
Pina's BistroPina's Bistro
(285)
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Italian | Tustin, North Orange County
Colleary's BistroColleary's Bistro
(98)
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Italian | Orange, North Orange County
Spaghettini Grill and Jazz ClubSpaghettini Grill and Jazz Club
(2637)
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Italian | Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley, North Orange County
Alza OsteriaAlza Osteria
(77)
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Italian | Brea / La Habra, North Orange County
Cucina Alessa Huntington BeachCucina Alessa Huntington Beach
(377)
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Italian | Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley, North Orange County
Mulberry Street RistoranteMulberry Street Ristorante
(248)
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Italian | Fullerton, North Orange County
Brunos Italian KitchenBrunos Italian Kitchen
(879)
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Italian | Brea / La Habra, North Orange County

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Water Grill - South Coast Plaza
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VACA
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Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa
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American | Costa Mesa
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Costa Mesa Locals Are Talking About
What’s iconic about Costa Mesa?
Close to Newport beaches and Laguna beaches
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What do you love most about Costa Mesa?
South Coast Plaza!!
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Freeway close, Newport Beach a skip away
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Costa Mesa Restaurants

Hachi- Costa MesaHachi- Costa Mesa
6 reviews
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Japanese | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Really good food and service! More

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Hamamori Restaurant and Sushi BarHamamori Restaurant and Sushi Bar
259 reviews
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Sushi | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Always Awesome ! One of Orange Counties Best Secret Spots ! More

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The Capital Grille - Costa MesaThe Capital Grille - Costa Mesa
1999 reviews
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Steakhouse | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Excellent food and service. If you need a special place, this is it! More

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ARC Food & LibationsARC Food & Libations
48 reviews
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American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Excellent food always. We had chicken and steak tacos and they were amazing with homemade tortillas. We split a half wedge salad- it was perfect. We went on a week day around 1:30pm and it was super quiet. More

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VACAVACA
802 reviews
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Spanish | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Let me start by saying the manager and his staff are amazing. The food is a little on the high price but will not stop me from coming back here. Thumbs up to the paella and pork belly dish, the were exquisite. A must go!!! More

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La CaveLa Cave
334 reviews
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Steakhouse | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

The food was fantastic .... we had steak, shrimp, prime rib, halibut and lobster. The cheese toast is the best. Wonderful service. Friendly and attentive staff. We will definitely be going again. More

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Vitaly CaffeVitaly Caffe
13 reviews
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Italian | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Always fantastic food and service. Love it! More

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Mesa RestaurantMesa Restaurant
202 reviews
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Contemporary American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Pre-get together before a birthday party. Fun and creative selection of appetizers and drinks. Server was knowledgeable and friendly. Great ambiance. Got to meet Tawny who made updating my original reservation from 6 to 9 easy. Will be back for my birthday next month! More

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Seasons 52 - Costa MesaSeasons 52 - Costa Mesa
4810 reviews
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American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Enjoy this spot for group luncheons because of the service and the food too! I always take people there because it is so tasty and easy to hear. The bonus is that it is healthy and quick too! More

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Umami Burger - Costa MesaUmami Burger - Costa Mesa
31 reviews
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Burgers | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Delish! Love all the vegetarian options! Servers are great and it’s a fun place for a casual meal with FABULOUS tasting food. More

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Maggiano's - South Coast PlazaMaggiano's - South Coast Plaza
7307 reviews
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Italian | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

As usual, we were seated very quickly and attended to right away. The food and service was excellent! We always make reservations to come to Maggiano's for our birthdays and "girl" get-togethers. Kudos to M and its' staff!!! More

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Mastro's Steakhouse - Costa MesaMastro's Steakhouse - Costa Mesa
4481 reviews
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Steakhouse | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Perfect attendance without being intrusive. Quiet table for conversation. Food is always superb and tonight was no exception. More

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Il DolceIl Dolce
57 reviews
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Italian | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Amazing food and the best service you could ask for. Small intimate dining in a casual atmosphere More

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Boathouse CollectiveBoathouse Collective
41 reviews
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Californian | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

The swordfish was outstanding, the ambiance, with artwork, photographs, and live music was excellent and the fellow patrons fun and friendly. My only complaint would be the music started a little early, 8:00, and was too loud to really talk once it started. We were still eating dinner, and it would have been nice if the music started at 9. That said, I'll definitely return and sit outside in the little courtyard where it isn't as loud. Great CM find. More

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Pueblo - Modern Spanish TapasPueblo - Modern Spanish Tapas
48 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Excellent service. Food either ok or excellent...varied from dish to dish. Homemade ice creams were a homerun. More

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Water Grill - South Coast PlazaWater Grill - South Coast Plaza
1609 reviews
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Seafood | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

WaterGrill always delivers - awesome fresh seafood, exceptional raw bar and attentive service. More

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Ruscello - Nordstrom South Coast PlazaRuscello - Nordstrom South Coast Plaza
68 reviews
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Mediterranean | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

5 friends meeting for an early dinner ( 5 p.m.) in a quiet place with good food, so we could get to the South Coast play without a concern. Made reservations ahead of time; arrived on time, given a "quiet table spot". Server Jamie was knowledgeable and checked often on our happiness. Yes, we were happy! We'll come again next Friday! More

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WestendWestend
12 reviews
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American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Awesome place, awesome food. Good ambiance and friendly staff. More

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Newport Rib CompanyNewport Rib Company
235 reviews
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Barbecue | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

We came after attending a softball game at nearby Concordia Universit. The restaurant is a sponsor for the team. Being from out of town, we decided to support their sponsorship. Nice restaurant, plenty of parking in back. They had multiple TVs showing various sports events but it was not overly loud at all. The menu was printed on the placemat and an astounding number of choices. Our group had the rib sampler and prime rib/rib combo. An astounding amount of food! Either go very hungry or plan to take home at least half of it. All of the vegetables were nicely prepared; the fries crisp, and the macaroni & cheese good but not a wow. The meats were all fabulous. Would go back in a heartbeat! More

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AnQiAnQi
266 reviews
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Californian | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Unbelievable dinner. Salt and pepper calamari, butter fish and garlic noodles. AMAZING!! Bravo Anqi. 👏🏼😊 More

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Habana - Costa MesaHabana - Costa Mesa
540 reviews
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Cuban | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

It was a Monday and we got there early. Restaurant was not crowded so it was very enjoyable. Catch up lunch with friends so we were able to be there for quite a long time without being feeling rushed. Enjoyable afternoon. Food and service were very good. More

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Silver Trumpet Restaurant & BarSilver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar
687 reviews
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Contemporary American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Great place to go before going to South Coast Rep! Good food and service. And honestly, free parking and a very short walk over to SCR. More

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Le Chateau Garden Bistro - Ayres Hotel and SuitesLe Chateau Garden Bistro - Ayres Hotel and Suites
16 reviews
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Contemporary American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Wonderful oasis away from the hustle and bustle. Like taking a mini-vacation during the business day. Nice menu. Only downside is the occasional noise of passenger jets flying over head. More

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Marrakesh Costa MesaMarrakesh Costa Mesa
584 reviews
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Moroccan | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Great food — we were stuffed when we left! Nice service and ambiance. Enjoyed the belly dancing too. We went for anniversary and they brought a special dessert and sang to us. More

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Pizzeria OrticaPizzeria Ortica
1249 reviews
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Italian | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Great food service and ambience More

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Leatherby's Cafe RougeLeatherby's Cafe Rouge
1444 reviews
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Steakhouse | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

The food is good. The staff is very nice. The prices are a bit high for what you get, but that is to be expected in this location. More

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Cucina RomaCucina Roma
41 reviews
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Italian | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Always great service reasonable prices and great specials too More

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Acapulco - Costa MesaAcapulco - Costa Mesa
20 reviews
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Mexican | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Our server was friendly and gave a great recommendation on the food. Food was delicious and hot. Our server was very nice. I would love to give him a review but I forgot his name. Thanks for everything! More

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Fireside TavernFireside Tavern
19 reviews
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Contemporary American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Last minute Valentine’s Day dinner. Very good. More

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La Vida CantinaLa Vida Cantina
94 reviews
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Mexican | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Amazing taco tuesday night with friends and great food. More

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Saddle Ranch Chop House - Costa MesaSaddle Ranch Chop House - Costa Mesa
328 reviews
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Steakhouse | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

The food was amazing and the service was great. We will be coming back More

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Wolfgang Puck at Macy's South Coast PlazaWolfgang Puck at Macy's South Coast Plaza
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American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Wolfgang Puck Kitchen is a full service restaurant featuring contemporary gourmet brick-oven pizzas, pastas, salads, and sandwiches serving lunch and dinner. Enjoy your dining experience in our casual and inviting restaurant or choose our open and airy outdoor patio. Grab a seat at the bar and enjoy our amazing Happy Hour specials. We’ll be waiting for you.

In a rush...don't forget, you can order on-line and pick up right at the bar.

Wolfgang Puck Kitchen is located on the first floor of Macy’s South Coast Plaza near valet services.More

Costa Mesa Diners' Choice Winners

Costa Mesa's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Hamamori Restaurant and Sushi BarHamamori Restaurant and Sushi Bar
259 reviews
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Sushi | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Always Awesome ! One of Orange Counties Best Secret Spots ! More

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The Capital Grille - Costa MesaThe Capital Grille - Costa Mesa
1999 reviews
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Steakhouse | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Excellent food and service. If you need a special place, this is it! More

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Il DolceIl Dolce
57 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Amazing food and the best service you could ask for. Small intimate dining in a casual atmosphere More

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ARC Food & LibationsARC Food & Libations
48 reviews
$$$$
American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Excellent food always. We had chicken and steak tacos and they were amazing with homemade tortillas. We split a half wedge salad- it was perfect. We went on a week day around 1:30pm and it was super quiet. More

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Seasons 52 - Costa MesaSeasons 52 - Costa Mesa
4810 reviews
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American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Enjoy this spot for group luncheons because of the service and the food too! I always take people there because it is so tasty and easy to hear. The bonus is that it is healthy and quick too! More

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Maggiano's - South Coast PlazaMaggiano's - South Coast Plaza
7307 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

As usual, we were seated very quickly and attended to right away. The food and service was excellent! We always make reservations to come to Maggiano's for our birthdays and "girl" get-togethers. Kudos to M and its' staff!!! More

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Mesa RestaurantMesa Restaurant
202 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Pre-get together before a birthday party. Fun and creative selection of appetizers and drinks. Server was knowledgeable and friendly. Great ambiance. Got to meet Tawny who made updating my original reservation from 6 to 9 easy. Will be back for my birthday next month! More

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Umami Burger - Costa MesaUmami Burger - Costa Mesa
31 reviews
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Burgers | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Delish! Love all the vegetarian options! Servers are great and it’s a fun place for a casual meal with FABULOUS tasting food. More

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La CaveLa Cave
334 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

The food was fantastic .... we had steak, shrimp, prime rib, halibut and lobster. The cheese toast is the best. Wonderful service. Friendly and attentive staff. We will definitely be going again. More

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VACAVACA
802 reviews
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Spanish | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Let me start by saying the manager and his staff are amazing. The food is a little on the high price but will not stop me from coming back here. Thumbs up to the paella and pork belly dish, the were exquisite. A must go!!! More

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