Skip to content

Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Shopping Centre
“Stylish, rustic space housing a variety of local retailers, from quaint eateries to design stores.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$$
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
$$
“This delicious tapas restaurant in Costa Mesa is one of our favorite local restaurants.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“SEAFOOD: Messy because you have to peel all your seafood, but full of flavor. I love getting the shrimp and the cajun fries. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Fantastic spot for a late lunch, or an afternoon coffee. Close to South Coast Plaza for world class shopping. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
$$$
“If you are looking for a splurge dinner in Orange County, make it Taco Maria. One of only two Michelin-rated restaurants in Orange County, Taco Maria is high-end, creative Mexican food like you’ve never had. Tasting menu only except Tuesdays when they offer a la carte menu.”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
$$
“If you enjoy great steaks and like the idea of sharing meals, you will love Arc. There are a couple of items that you must get regardless of the main entree you'd like. These are their Wedge salad and the Cornbread. They are not like anything you have ever had before. The small salad would be good enough for two people. Their large one is enough for 4. However, their Cornbread you will find you won't want to share. And there's no need to get butter for it, trust me on that. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
$
“FAST FOOD: A trip to OC would definitely not be complete without visiting the classic burger joint. You can look up the secret menu on google to get some special options that many don't know about!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“Pleasant ambiance. Delicious meals. If you are willing to try something new, order the rosewater ice cream”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
$
“MEXICAN: This is one of my all-time favorite restaurants. Delicious Mexican food! I recommend getting the carne asada burrito combo plate. The guacamole is also a must!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
$
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Our favorite little hidden restaurant. They have great sandwiches, salads and french pastries. The french toast and fruit makes an amazing breakfast!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
  • 1 local recommends
Fast Food Restaurant
$
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
$
  • 2 locals recommend