Moreno Valley's springs and rivers attracted Native Americans hundreds of years ago. Today's rapidly-growing city still attracts a highly diverse new group of residents, particularly families. Moreno Valley hosts outposts of several local and national American steak and seafood restaurants. Casual lunch and dinner restaurants offer Cajun and Creole rice and seafood, Southern barbecue, and Thai dishes. Mexican food is a favorite here as it is throughout the Inland Empire. Try burritos at roadside stands, or make a reservation for refined Mexican cuisine at a local sit-down restaurant. Asian-inspired restaurants include Mongolian BBQ and Vietnamese soup and sandwich counters. Fast food choices are easy to locate near the freeway and main arteries in the community.