Restaurants in Costa Mesa

Best Restaurants

Vibe Organic Kitchen & Juice 263 E 17th St, Costa Mesa Juice Bar & Smoothies • $$

“Vibe Organic Kitchen & Juice serves amazing, flavorful, and filling dishes, including the popular broccoli wrap and jackfruit carnitas burrito. The friendly and helpful staff provide great service. The menu offers a variety of tasty options, including the iron man smoothie, breakfast burrito, and bowls, with room for improvement in high protein options and nutritional information.”

4.9 Superb132 Reviews
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Habana

Habana 2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa Cuban • $$$

“Habana is a restaurant offering a three-course lunch special for $28 from 11am to 4pm on weekdays, serving delicious Cuban food. Standout dishes include the salmon with spicy tomato cream sauce, rum pepper shrimp, and churrasco steak, accompanied by excellent sofrito beans, rice, and plantains. The patio is a charming feature of the restaurant. While drinks can be pricey and service may require additional training, Habana excels in creating a special atmosphere, particularly for celebrations, with attention to detail that makes for a memorable experience.”

4.4 Superb353 Reviews
Petrossian at Tiffany 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa French • $$$$

“Petrossian at Tiffany offers a dining experience that is both elegant and sophisticated, located within the iconic Tiffany & Co. The service is attentive and friendly, making guests feel valued. The menu features dishes that are crafted with precision and care, including the delicious caviar, smoked salmon flatbread, and Potato Mille-Feuille. The potato dish is a standout, described as absolutely incredible. The pristine and opulent atmosphere, complete with decor in Tiffany's renowned colors, makes for a special occasion. Although on the higher end, the quality of the cuisine and impeccable service make it worth the investment. A perfect location for special occasions or a taste of luxury.”

4.7 Superb174 Reviews
Populaire Modern Bistro 3333 Bristol St unit 2601, Costa Mesa French • $$$

“Populaire Modern Bistro offers a delightful dining experience. The restaurant serves a range of dishes, including Ratatouille and Royale with cheese, duck confit, and pre-fixe menus featuring dishes such as asparagus, French onion soup, fish specials, and beef cheek entrees. The menu combines French and Asian flavors, with a focus on sauces infused with Asian spices. The service is exceptional, with friendly staff members like Karina providing attentive service. The atmosphere is casual and nice, with a location on the second floor of the Saks Fifth Avenue building. With a 3-course lunch menu available for a reasonable price of $36 and a 5-course dinner menu for $65, Populaire Modern Bistro is a great option for a special meal out.”

4.3 Superb124 Reviews

“Paradise Dynasty (South Coast Plaza) is a consistent and reliable restaurant, offering delectable Asian cuisine. Known for its impressive soup dumplings and diverse vegetarian options, this eatery provides a satisfying dining experience. Customers praise the quick service, reasonable prices, and clean environment, making it a popular alternative to the often crowded Din Tai Fung. From the Noodle with Dan Dan Sauce to the Steamed Vegetable Bun, each dish is expertly prepared, leaving diners craving more. Overall, Paradise Dynasty is a must-try destination for those seeking authentic and flavorful Asian delights.”

4.4 Superb218 Reviews
Eat's Sushi 1175 Baker St E25, Costa Mesa Japanese • $$

“Eat's Sushi is a popular spot for delicious and fresh sushi. The food is of great quality, with generous portions and flavorful dishes. While service can be slow at peak times, the staff is friendly and attentive. The restaurant is clean and has a pleasant atmosphere. Try the shrimp tempura, yellowtail, salmon, or bluefin tuna for a treat. The teriyaki beef bento box is also a great option. Overall, Eat's Sushi is a great choice for a satisfying and affordable meal.”

4.6 Superb241 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Maggiano's Little Italy 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa Italian • $$

“Maggiano's Little Italy offers a welcoming atmosphere with exceptional service. The restaurant near South Coast Plaza is perfect for special events, with private dining rooms available for celebrations. The staff is helpful and attentive, ensuring that every detail is taken care of. The family-style lunch menu includes a variety of delicious dishes like chicken marsala, shrimp scampi, and spaghetti and meatballs. Dietary restrictions, including gluten-free options, are easily accommodated. The attentive servers, like Elizabeth and Tabitha, make sure that every guest's needs are met. The team, including the banquet manager and head chef, goes above and beyond to create a memorable dining experience. From the moment you arrive until the end of your meal, Maggiano's Little Italy provides top-notch service and delicious food, making any occasion truly special.”

4.6 Superb232 Reviews
Caló Kitchen + Tequila 3333 Bristol St Suite 1876, Costa Mesa Mexican • $$$

“Caló Kitchen + Tequila is an upscale restaurant known for its great interior design and comfortable outdoor patio. It is recommended to make reservations and allow extra time to find the location, as Google Maps may not provide accurate directions. The menu offers a variety of dishes, including Mexico City Style Quesadillas, Potato Taquitos, Veggie Tacos, and Vegetarian Enchiladas. Meat dishes such as Shrimp and Crab, Steak Fajitas, and Short Rib Enchiladas are also available and highly recommended. The sauces and sides, like the veggie enchiladas sauce and white rice, are highly praised. Desserts, like the Tres Leches, are delicious but may not be listed on the menu. Servers like Gary and Sophia are attentive and provide excellent service. The restaurant is on the pricier side, with a meal for one person costing around $50. It is a great place for special occasions and offers a variety of vegetarian options.”

4.6 Superb222 Reviews
Seasons 52 3333 Bristol St Suite #2802, Costa Mesa Steak House • $$

“Seasons 52 offers contemporary American dishes in a pleasant atmosphere with good service. The restaurant's "mini indulgence" desserts are a highlight. While portions may be smaller than expected, the food is generally excellent, although occasionally under or overcooked. The patio seating can be windy, but the staff tries to accommodate. With attentive servers like Janelle, the restaurant provides great value for its quality. Despite some minor issues, Seasons 52 remains a reliable choice for a satisfying dining experience.”

4.5 Superb617 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Simply Fish 1534 Adams Ave Ste D, Costa Mesa Seafood • $

“Simply Fish is a restaurant located near the water, housed in a former movie theater. It offers a sit-down cafe/bar experience with friendly and attentive waitstaff. The menu features delicious options such as battered fish tacos, grilled shrimp tacos, fish & chips with light batter, and shrimp taquitos. The black beans, grilled zucchini, and grilled corn are not to be missed. Their fries are uniformly crunchy, and the coleslaw with raisins is a nice touch. Budget-friendly pricing makes it a great place to explore various menu items.”

4.5 Superb442 Reviews
Populaire Modern Bistro 3333 Bristol St unit 2601, Costa Mesa French • $$$

“Populaire Modern Bistro offers a delightful dining experience. The restaurant serves a range of dishes, including Ratatouille and Royale with cheese, duck confit, and pre-fixe menus featuring dishes such as asparagus, French onion soup, fish specials, and beef cheek entrees. The menu combines French and Asian flavors, with a focus on sauces infused with Asian spices. The service is exceptional, with friendly staff members like Karina providing attentive service. The atmosphere is casual and nice, with a location on the second floor of the Saks Fifth Avenue building. With a 3-course lunch menu available for a reasonable price of $36 and a 5-course dinner menu for $65, Populaire Modern Bistro is a great option for a special meal out.”

4.3 Superb124 Reviews
Arc Food & Libations 3321 Hyland Ave suite f, Costa Mesa New American • $$$

“Arc Food & Libations serves stellar food, including notable dishes like Chile Relleno and grilled calamari. While prices are steep, the atmosphere is beautiful and ambiance is on point. Service can be questionable, but the food is exceptional and makes up for it. Be prepared for a leisurely dining experience.”

4.3 Superb89 Reviews
Vibe Organic Kitchen & Juice 263 E 17th St, Costa Mesa Juice Bar & Smoothies • $$

“Vibe Organic Kitchen & Juice serves amazing, flavorful, and filling dishes, including the popular broccoli wrap and jackfruit carnitas burrito. The friendly and helpful staff provide great service. The menu offers a variety of tasty options, including the iron man smoothie, breakfast burrito, and bowls, with room for improvement in high protein options and nutritional information.”

4.9 Superb132 Reviews
ORANGE PARIS CAFE 320 Bristol St Unit A, Costa Mesa Sandwich Shop • $

“The Orange Paris Cafe is a charming little restaurant with a French flair. The owner, proud of his heritage, provides exceptional service. Delicious food, including vegetarian options, is served in a cozy atmosphere reminiscent of traditional Parisian cafes.”

4.8 Superb190 Reviews
Habana 2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa Cuban • $$$

“Habana is a restaurant offering a three-course lunch special for $28 from 11am to 4pm on weekdays, serving delicious Cuban food. Standout dishes include the salmon with spicy tomato cream sauce, rum pepper shrimp, and churrasco steak, accompanied by excellent sofrito beans, rice, and plantains. The patio is a charming feature of the restaurant. While drinks can be pricey and service may require additional training, Habana excels in creating a special atmosphere, particularly for celebrations, with attention to detail that makes for a memorable experience.”

4.4 Superb353 Reviews
YUBUYA 1500 Adams Ave #101, Costa Mesa Sushi Bar • $

“YUBUYA is a restaurant that offers a delightful array of yoobuchobap with fresh seafood toppings. The portions are generous, and customers can enjoy a free miso soup with orders of 3 or more pieces. The restaurant also serves seared salmon, unagi, soy-marinated shrimp, and spicy tuna with a cilantro pepper sauce, all praised for their exceptional flavors. Inari sushi is a must-try, and the marinated and spicy salmon dishes are customer favorites, with the medium spiciness offering a delightful kick.”

4.8 Superb151 Reviews

“Paradise Dynasty (South Coast Plaza) is a consistent and reliable restaurant, offering delectable Asian cuisine. Known for its impressive soup dumplings and diverse vegetarian options, this eatery provides a satisfying dining experience. Customers praise the quick service, reasonable prices, and clean environment, making it a popular alternative to the often crowded Din Tai Fung. From the Noodle with Dan Dan Sauce to the Steamed Vegetable Bun, each dish is expertly prepared, leaving diners craving more. Overall, Paradise Dynasty is a must-try destination for those seeking authentic and flavorful Asian delights.”

4.4 Superb218 Reviews
Dave's Hot Chicken 3030 Harbor Blvd J-1, Costa Mesa Chicken • $

“Dave's Hot Chicken is a popular spot for delicious Nashville-style hot chicken. The restaurant offers a friendly service, with staff happy to provide tasting cups of their spice levels to help customers choose the right heat for their meal. The menu features combos, including the popular #3 slider and tender with fries, which is a generous serving size. The hot chicken is crunchy, juicy, and flavorful, with a range of heat levels to suit different tastes. The medium spice level is a good starting point, but those who prefer a milder or spicier option can customize to their liking. The restaurant's atmosphere is spacious and fun, with cool artwork on the walls. Sides, such as fries and pickles, and desserts like Oreo milkshakes, complete the meal. Overall, Dave's Hot Chicken is a reliable choice for a tasty and satisfying meal.”

4.7 Superb194 Reviews
Confetti Italian Ice & Custard 1175 Baker St Ste E-22, Costa Mesa Ice Cream Shop • $

“Confetti Italian Ice & Custard is a popular dessert spot that offers a unique experience. The friendly staff provides excellent service with a smile, carefully crafting each order with attention to detail. The menu features a variety of flavors, including strawberry milkshakes and layered ice cream treats. The bright and bustling atmosphere can get busy, but the line moves quickly and customers leave happy and pleased. With its great ambience and delicious treats, Confetti's is a must-try for anyone with a sweet tooth.”

4.8 Superb126 Reviews
Acai Republic 1815 Newport Blvd # A, Costa Mesa Juice Bar & Smoothies • $

“Acai Republic is a charming restaurant near the beach that offers fresh, made-to-order acai bowls and smoothies, including a unique guarana soft drink. The friendly staff provide great service in a cozy atmosphere with ample seating and amenities like Wi-Fi and outlets.”

4.8 Superb121 Reviews
Petrossian at Tiffany 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa French • $$$$

“Petrossian at Tiffany offers a dining experience that is both elegant and sophisticated, located within the iconic Tiffany & Co. The service is attentive and friendly, making guests feel valued. The menu features dishes that are crafted with precision and care, including the delicious caviar, smoked salmon flatbread, and Potato Mille-Feuille. The potato dish is a standout, described as absolutely incredible. The pristine and opulent atmosphere, complete with decor in Tiffany's renowned colors, makes for a special occasion. Although on the higher end, the quality of the cuisine and impeccable service make it worth the investment. A perfect location for special occasions or a taste of luxury.”

4.7 Superb174 Reviews

“Atomic Cafe & Catering is a family-owned gem with a welcoming atmosphere. The owners are friendly and provide excellent service, making sure customers leave happy. The menu offers a variety of delicious options, including the popular Vietnamese iced coffee and breakfast burrito, which is not greasy and comes with fresh pico de gallo. The cafe has seating available both inside and outside, as well as convenient parking and wheelchair accessibility. Overall, it's a great spot for a meal or snack, with prices that are reasonable and service that's always top-notch.”

4.9 Superb88 Reviews
My Greek Kitchen 204 E 17th St, Costa Mesa Greek • $

“My Greek Kitchen offers impressive meals with large servings. The food is amazing, with meat always tender and never dry. Friendly servers and a clean, cozy atmosphere make dining in a pleasure. Take-out options are quick and easy, with orders ready in 15 minutes. The menu features delicious dishes like gyros, fries, and veggie plates. While some dishes may have mixed reviews, the overall experience is definitely worth recommending.”

4.5 Superb83 Reviews
Kashiwa Ramen 1420C Baker St, Costa Mesa Ramen • $

“Kashiwa Ramen is a highly-recommended spot for delicious and authentic Japanese-style ramen. Their menu offers a variety of options, including Spicy Black Garlic Ramen, Edamame with Garlic oil, Tonkotsu soup base, and Tsukumen, a traditional dipping noodle dish. The restaurant, which originated in Japan, serves high-quality dishes that are piping hot and delicious, whether dining in or taking out. The menu also includes vegetarian options, such as tofu protein, and chicken for those who don't eat pork. The service is fast and friendly, with polite and kind staff. The restaurant has a big parking lot and is wheelchair accessible, although the store is small and tight. Overall, Kashiwa Ramen is a must-visit for ramen lovers, with its unique and delicious flavors that will leave you wanting more.”

4.6 Superb275 Reviews
Hook & Anchor 1773 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa Seafood • $$

“Hook & Anchor is the place for seafood lovers. Known for their amazing lobster rolls, lobster bisque, and lobster mac and cheese, this restaurant also offers a variety of seafood dishes like Cioppino, oysters, calamari, and ceviche. The new location is inviting with a full bar and beautiful decor, perfect for a casual meal in Newport. The menu includes options like the Newport's Finest salad with shrimp, lobster, and crab, as well as tasty desserts like bread pudding. The attentive service and excellent drinks, like the Old Fashion, make dining here a great experience. With plans to try more dishes like the crabcakes and octopus, Hook & Anchor is a must-visit spot for seafood enthusiasts.”

4.6 Superb189 Reviews
Yuzu Japanese Sushi Bar 103 E 17th St STE 3, Costa Mesa Sushi • $$$

“Yuzu Japanese Sushi Bar in SoCal is known for its amazing quality and top-notch service. Their Snowflake Roll, Yellowtail Belly Carpaccio, and Ryan Hand Roll come highly recommended. The restaurant offers unique and delicious dishes like crispy rice, nachos, and brussels sprout chips. Customers love the variety of rolls, sashimi, and desserts, including the Green Tea Tempura Ice Cream and Yuzu Cheesecake. Even for takeout orders, the food remains exceptional, with a wide selection of fresh and tasty items available. A bit pricey but worth it for the quality and taste.”

4.5 Superb454 Reviews
Que Vida Tacos Costa Mesa 271 E 17th St, Costa Mesa Mexican • $$

“Que Vida Tacos Costa Mesa serves delicious food and drinks with exceptional table-side service. The menu offers a variety of options, including birria tacos, fish tacos, and vegetarian choices like the vegetarian taco, chile relleno, and vegetarian burrito. The staff, including Ozzy, Johnny, and Victor, provides friendly and attentive service. The restaurant offers deals like Taco Tuesday, featuring a selection of tacos at $11.50 for three, and fresh margaritas at $7.50. With fair pricing and a welcoming atmosphere, Que Vida Tacos is a great spot to come back to again and again.”

4.7 Superb110 Reviews

Outdoor Dining

Hana Re Sushi 2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa Sushi • $$$$

“Hanare Sushi in Costa Mesa offers a Michelin star-worthy dining experience. The sushi is unparalleled, crafted with the freshest ingredients. The omakase is a culinary journey of unique flavors. The intimate setting and elegant decor create a serene atmosphere. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable, enhancing the dining experience. It is a hidden gem perfect for omakase diners seeking something unique. The small, cozy restaurant offers a quiet respite, with the chef preparing and describing each dish. The sushi bar experience is a show in itself, making it a must-visit for any sushi aficionado.”

4.7 Superb40 Reviews

“Shunka Sushi & Japanese Cuisine is an exceptional dining experience. This family-owned restaurant serves phenomenal sushi with unique flavors, including the off-menu Crazy Roll. The atmosphere is fun and inviting, with a warm welcome and attentive service. The chefs are organized and personable, and the staff is friendly and genuine. Whether you're a local or just visiting, this restaurant is a must-visit, with options to satisfy any craving. With its excellent food and service, it's no wonder customers can't wait to come back for more.”

4.6 Superb46 Reviews

“Nice Burger 100% Vegan is a great spot for delicious vegan food, comparable to In-and-Out and even competing with popular fast-food chains. They specialize in Impossible-patty burgers with various toppings, and also offer chicken and fish patties made from Gardein soy-proteins. The bread, fries, and sauces all receive high praise for quality and taste. Prices are premium, but worth it for the vegan version of classic burgers and fast food. Customers appreciate the eco-friendly approach, excellent service, and dog-friendly atmosphere. Don't miss their signature pineapple cream soda.”

4.7 Superb138 Reviews
Maggiano's Little Italy 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa Italian • $$

“Maggiano's Little Italy offers a welcoming atmosphere with exceptional service. The restaurant near South Coast Plaza is perfect for special events, with private dining rooms available for celebrations. The staff is helpful and attentive, ensuring that every detail is taken care of. The family-style lunch menu includes a variety of delicious dishes like chicken marsala, shrimp scampi, and spaghetti and meatballs. Dietary restrictions, including gluten-free options, are easily accommodated. The attentive servers, like Elizabeth and Tabitha, make sure that every guest's needs are met. The team, including the banquet manager and head chef, goes above and beyond to create a memorable dining experience. From the moment you arrive until the end of your meal, Maggiano's Little Italy provides top-notch service and delicious food, making any occasion truly special.”

4.6 Superb232 Reviews

“Salt & Lime Modern Taqueria is a restaurant that offers a modern Mexican dining experience. The establishment is known for its high-quality food, with standout dishes including the Slow Braised Short Rib, Peppered Ribeye Steak, Crispy Chicken Tender, and Charred Sweet Potato tacos. The guacamole and margaritas, particularly the Charred Jalapeño and Pomegranate and Mint varieties, are also popular choices. The restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere, with friendly staff, a clean and bright ambiance, and both indoor and outdoor seating areas. Located in Costa Mesa, it is an excellent spot for gatherings with friends and family.”

4.7 Superb134 Reviews
Caló Kitchen + Tequila 3333 Bristol St Suite 1876, Costa Mesa Mexican • $$$

“Caló Kitchen + Tequila is an upscale restaurant known for its great interior design and comfortable outdoor patio. It is recommended to make reservations and allow extra time to find the location, as Google Maps may not provide accurate directions. The menu offers a variety of dishes, including Mexico City Style Quesadillas, Potato Taquitos, Veggie Tacos, and Vegetarian Enchiladas. Meat dishes such as Shrimp and Crab, Steak Fajitas, and Short Rib Enchiladas are also available and highly recommended. The sauces and sides, like the veggie enchiladas sauce and white rice, are highly praised. Desserts, like the Tres Leches, are delicious but may not be listed on the menu. Servers like Gary and Sophia are attentive and provide excellent service. The restaurant is on the pricier side, with a meal for one person costing around $50. It is a great place for special occasions and offers a variety of vegetarian options.”

4.6 Superb222 Reviews
Seasons 52 3333 Bristol St Suite #2802, Costa Mesa Steak House • $$

“Seasons 52 offers contemporary American dishes in a pleasant atmosphere with good service. The restaurant's "mini indulgence" desserts are a highlight. While portions may be smaller than expected, the food is generally excellent, although occasionally under or overcooked. The patio seating can be windy, but the staff tries to accommodate. With attentive servers like Janelle, the restaurant provides great value for its quality. Despite some minor issues, Seasons 52 remains a reliable choice for a satisfying dining experience.”

4.5 Superb617 Reviews
BEI Restaurant 1951 Harbor Blvd B, Costa Mesa Lebanese

“BEI Restaurant is a hidden gem with outdoor seating, perfect for celebrations and events. Known for its top-notch Lebanese food, the restaurant offers a great vibe with hookah in one section. The staff, including Rolland and manager Eric, provide excellent service. The modern and cozy decor adds to the overall experience, making it a favorite spot in Orange County for many customers.”

4.7 Superb120 Reviews
Hook & Anchor 1773 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa Seafood • $$

“Hook & Anchor is the place for seafood lovers. Known for their amazing lobster rolls, lobster bisque, and lobster mac and cheese, this restaurant also offers a variety of seafood dishes like Cioppino, oysters, calamari, and ceviche. The new location is inviting with a full bar and beautiful decor, perfect for a casual meal in Newport. The menu includes options like the Newport's Finest salad with shrimp, lobster, and crab, as well as tasty desserts like bread pudding. The attentive service and excellent drinks, like the Old Fashion, make dining here a great experience. With plans to try more dishes like the crabcakes and octopus, Hook & Anchor is a must-visit spot for seafood enthusiasts.”

4.6 Superb189 Reviews

“Avila's El Ranchito provides an excellent dining experience with friendly and attentive service. The staff, including Salvador, are happy to accommodate special requests and make celebrations memorable. The food is consistently good, with popular dishes like the taquito combination platter. Enjoy a pleasant time with good food and friends in a welcoming atmosphere.”

4.6 Superb172 Reviews

“Tres Muchachos Seafood Grill is a restaurant that offers a delightful dining experience. The food is a highlight, with standout dishes including steak tacos, short ribs, chile relleno, and artichoke hummus. The portions are generous, and the taste is excellent. The restaurant has a charming atmosphere, and the staff are friendly and attentive. They also have a wonderful wine selection to complement the meal. Whether it's for a special occasion or a casual meal, Tres Muchachos Seafood Grill is an excellent choice for a memorable dining experience. Vegetarian options are limited but well-prepared and delicious.”

4.7 Superb109 Reviews
Pom & Olive 1400 Bristol St C, Costa Mesa Mediterranean • $

“Pom & Olive offers excellent Mediterranean cuisine, with a family-owned tradition and high-quality dishes. The food is described as superb, with standout items like steak kabob, chicken kabob, tzatziki, and hummus. While the service can be mixed, the overall dining experience is enjoyable, and customers are eager to return.”

4.6 Superb160 Reviews

“Santa Monica Seafood (Market & Cafe) is a popular spot for both celebration dinners and casual lunches. The menu features a variety of seafood options, including crab cakes, clam chowder, cioppino, and scallops. While some reviewers have had mixed experiences, with slow service and lukewarm food, others have enjoyed their meals and appreciated the cleanliness and organization of the restaurant. The market side offers a great selection of fresh seafood, with knowledgeable staff happy to assist with questions and purchases. The cafe also serves a range of drinks and food, including happy hour specials. With free parking and a decent-sized lot, Santa Monica Seafood (Market & Cafe) is a convenient and enjoyable dining destination.”

4.3 Superb107 Reviews
Pizzeria Kitchen 901 S Coast Dr #120c, Costa Mesa Pizza • $

“Pizzeria Kitchen at Metropoint by South Coast offers amazing customer service and delicious pizza. The menu includes unique "pigos" - 6-inch pizzas on fresh focaccia bread. The sweet pepperoni and honey pizza was phenomenal, as well as the corn and bacon pigo. Waffle fries were a crispy addition to the meal. The restaurant is clean, well-organized, and has plenty of seating with TVs for sports. Customers order at the counter, and the staff, including Luke, Tyler, and Aaron, are friendly and provide excellent service. A great choice for a tasty meal with friends.”

4.8 Superb71 Reviews
Kenwood's Kitchen & Tap 1555 Adams Ave #100, Costa Mesa American • $$

“Kenwood's Kitchen & Tap is an amazing place with friendly staff. The menu offers a variety of burgers, salads, and healthy options. The drinks are great too. They accommodate modifications and large parties easily. Food arrives promptly and everyone leaves satisfied with the service.”

4.5 Superb270 Reviews

“Tres Muchachos Seafood Grill is a restaurant that offers a delightful dining experience. The food is a highlight, with standout dishes including steak tacos, short ribs, chile relleno, and artichoke hummus. The portions are generous, and the taste is excellent. The restaurant has a charming atmosphere, and the staff are friendly and attentive. They also have a wonderful wine selection to complement the meal. Whether it's for a special occasion or a casual meal, Tres Muchachos Seafood Grill is an excellent choice for a memorable dining experience. Vegetarian options are limited but well-prepared and delicious.”

4.7 Superb109 Reviews
The Capital Grille 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa Fine Dining • $$$$

“The Capital Grille is a restaurant that offers a lively atmosphere and excellent service. The servers, including Tom, are known for their kindness, menu knowledge, and attentiveness to detail. The presentation of the food is praised for its perfection. The lobster mac & cheese is a popular dish. However, there have been instances where requested take-away orders were not packed. The restaurant is a favorite spot for many and they enjoy returning for meals.”

4.5 Superb382 Reviews
Arc Food & Libations 3321 Hyland Ave suite f, Costa Mesa New American • $$$

“Arc Food & Libations serves stellar food, including notable dishes like Chile Relleno and grilled calamari. While prices are steep, the atmosphere is beautiful and ambiance is on point. Service can be questionable, but the food is exceptional and makes up for it. Be prepared for a leisurely dining experience.”

4.3 Superb89 Reviews

Online Reservation Available

The Capital Grille 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa Fine Dining • $$$$

“The Capital Grille is a restaurant that offers a lively atmosphere and excellent service. The servers, including Tom, are known for their kindness, menu knowledge, and attentiveness to detail. The presentation of the food is praised for its perfection. The lobster mac & cheese is a popular dish. However, there have been instances where requested take-away orders were not packed. The restaurant is a favorite spot for many and they enjoy returning for meals.”

4.5 Superb382 Reviews

“Butcher's House Brasserie offers an exceptional dining experience. Fresh and well-prepared dishes are a hallmark of the restaurant, with standouts like the duck confit and béarnaise sauce. The menu is diverse enough to cater to various tastes and dietary needs, making it an ideal spot for special occasions. The wine list is also impressive, with a variety of options by the glass. While service can be hit-or-miss, with some staff members excelling while others may require improvement, the overall quality of food and atmosphere make Butcher's House Brasserie a worthwhile destination.”

4.5 Superb248 Reviews
Knife Pleat 3333 S Bristol St, Costa Mesa French • $$$$

“Knife Pleat is a 1 Michelin Star Restaurant that serves exceptional cuisine. The duck confit is a must-try, and the appetizers and desserts are also excellent. The 3-course lunch special on weekdays is highly recommended. The service is phenomenal, with friendly servers, although it can feel rigid and unrefined at times. The restaurant offers a creative and tasty menu, with a focus on vegetables, and the wine pairings are excellent. The afternoon tea service is also impressive, with beautifully presented savory and sweet items, including standout dishes like the beet-cured salmon and Maine lobster eclair. However, the prices are steep, with a 6-course meal costing $295 and a wine pairing adding to the cost. Despite the high prices, Knife Pleat is a great choice for special occasions, with its creative cuisine and excellent service.”

4.2 Good154 Reviews
IL Dolce Ristorante 1902 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa Italian • $$

“IL Dolce Ristorante is a small, authentic Italian restaurant that offers a delightful dining experience. The reviews praise the exceptional food, with highlights such as the Minestrone soup, spaghetti with seafood, and the Patata pizza. Customers have described the taste as "pretty authentic" and the portions as "good quality." While the service could be slightly more organized, the overall experience is highly satisfactory, with one reviewer even receiving a complimentary glass of wine. The cozy atmosphere, despite feeling slightly cramped when the restaurant is full, adds to the charm of this beloved establishment.”

4.6 Superb101 Reviews
Ciao Pizzeria Bar 2336 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa Pizza • $

“Ciao Pizzeria Bar offers a great atmosphere, thanks to its friendly owners and staff. The menu features delicious options like caesar salad, pepperoni pizza, and a unique half-and-half pizza option. The real star of the show is their incredibly plump, juicy, and flavorful wings, available in flavors like lemon pepper and garlic parmesan. This kid-friendly spot is a must-visit for a fantastic dining experience.”

4.7 Superb62 Reviews
The Country Club 330 E 17th St, Costa Mesa American • $$$

“The Country Club offers a delightful dining experience. The menu features a range of dishes, including the pork chop with sweet sauce and broccolini, as well as options like salmon and branzino. The service is friendly and knowledgeable, with staff making recommendations. The prices are reasonable, and the charming environment is welcoming. For an amazing value, the restaurant serves some of the best-tasting food, making it a spot worth visiting.”

4.4 Superb209 Reviews
Westend 814 W 19th St, Costa Mesa American • $$

“Westend is a vibrant and hip restaurant located in West Costa Mesa that has been a local favorite for years. The menu features a variety of delectable dishes, from a mouthwatering Po'Boy that transports you to New Orleans, to a fresh and satisfying unchopped salad perfect for artists' hour. The mixology at Westend is exceptional, with a range of classic and modern libations made with top-shelf spirits. The atmosphere is lively and welcoming, with music that sets the perfect tone. Whether you're hosting out-of-town guests or looking for a casual night out, Westend is the ideal spot to experience delicious food, expertly crafted cocktails, and a vibrant, community-driven ambiance.”

4.7 Superb50 Reviews
Seabirds Kitchen 2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa Vegan • $$

“Seabirds Kitchen offers high-quality food, including Brussels sprouts, mushroom and avocado tacos, enchiladas, chaffle for dessert, Breakfast Burrito, and purple taquitos. While parking can be challenging, the restaurant's delicious and tasty menu items, such as walnut soyrizo and tofu scramble, make up for it. Be prepared for a filling and satisfying meal.”

4.5 Superb94 Reviews
Verdant 3333 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa Cocktail Bar • $$

“Verdant offers a delightful vegan menu with powerful and deliciously pretty cocktails. Located inside OCMA, this hidden gem provides amazing, fresh vegan and plant-based food. The atmosphere is great, kid-friendly, and perfect for events. A pleasant reprieve after museum visits. Highly recommended!”

4.2 Good25 Reviews
Koyi Sushi AYCE 2075 Newport Blvd #108, Costa Mesa Sushi • $$

“Koyi Sushi in Costa Mesa offers an all-you-can-eat sushi deal for $25, including classic, tempura, special, and baked rolls. The quality of their food is highly praised. However, the service could be improved as some customers report a lack of attentiveness from the staff. Despite this, Koyi Sushi is a great spot for celebrations, allowing both all-you-can-eat and à la carte options, ensuring everyone's satisfaction. The fresh and delicious rolls contribute to a positive dining experience.”

4.5 Superb69 Reviews
Wafu of Japan 320 Bristol St Ste. G, Costa Mesa Sushi • $$

“Wafu of Japan is a highly-recommended sushi restaurant that serves incredibly fresh fish with generous portions. The classic and unique rolls are perfectly balanced in flavor and texture. The menu offers a variety of options, including the Hawaiian roll, Booster roll, and specialty sashimi dishes, all of which are highly praised by customers. The service is superb, with friendly and attentive waitstaff ensuring a great dining experience. The cozy atmosphere, with both indoor and outdoor seating, adds to the restaurant's charm. While it may not be cheap, the high-quality and delicious sushi makes it well worth the price. Wafu of Japan is an excellent choice for date nights or special occasions, with many customers already planning their return visit.”

4.7 Superb38 Reviews
2145 EATS 2145 Placentia Ave, Costa Mesa Pizza • $$

“2145 Eats is a restaurant known for its delicious pizza and outstanding wine selection. The menu features options such as a blue cheese honey pizza with crispy prosciutto, and a spicy salami pizza. They also offer salads, including an arugula fennel salad with a poached egg. The service is friendly and attentive, making it a great option for date nights or celebrations. However, parking can be limited to valet or nearby streets. Overall, guests enjoy the delicious food and welcoming atmosphere at 2145 Eats.”

4.4 Superb101 Reviews
Playa Mesa 428 E 17th St, Costa Mesa Mexican • $$

“Playa Mesa is a great spot to meet friends for dinner or brunch, with good service and food. The lively atmosphere and stylish decor create a fun and vibrant setting. Their tacos are a standout dish, bursting with flavor. The spicy skinny margarita is a popular drink choice. Be prepared for possible parking challenges, but valet is an option. Overall, a great choice for a night out with friends.”

4.3 Superb174 Reviews

“Feng Cha Teahouse is a must-visit spot in Irvine for tea lovers and dessert enthusiasts alike. With a variety of options like the Kiwi Basil Green Tea and Strawberry Overload, made with real fruit, the drinks are refreshing and flavorful. The boba is chewy and satisfying, and you can customize the sweetness level to your liking. The cozy decor offers different seating areas, from stools by the window to regular tables. The service is top-notch, and the atmosphere is clean and inviting. Whether you're in the mood for a sweet treat or a delicious tea, Feng Cha Teahouse is the perfect place to satisfy your cravings.”

4.3 Superb171 Reviews
Wine Lab 2937 Bristol Street Suite A101B, Costa Mesa Wine Bar • $$

“Wine Lab in Costa Mesa is a stunning space with excellent staff and exceptional food and drinks. The restaurant offers a great selection of cheese, including the popular smoked Gouda and honey grilled cheese with prosciutto, which is a must-try. The service is outstanding, and the wine tasting is a highlight. The atmosphere is lovely, with a mellow vibe and a wide selection of wines to explore through tasting flights. The wine shop on site also allows guests to purchase bottles of their favorite wines. With its diverse music selection and friendly staff, Wine Lab is a great spot to enjoy a nice glass of wine and good company.”

4.5 Superb46 Reviews
Kenwood's Kitchen & Tap 1555 Adams Ave #100, Costa Mesa American • $$

“Kenwood's Kitchen & Tap is an amazing place with friendly staff. The menu offers a variety of burgers, salads, and healthy options. The drinks are great too. They accommodate modifications and large parties easily. Food arrives promptly and everyone leaves satisfied with the service.”

4.5 Superb270 Reviews
Butcher’s House Brasserie 3321 Hyland Ave suite d, Costa Mesa French • $$$

“Butcher's House Brasserie offers an exceptional dining experience. Fresh and well-prepared dishes are a hallmark of the restaurant, with standouts like the duck confit and béarnaise sauce. The menu is diverse enough to cater to various tastes and dietary needs, making it an ideal spot for special occasions. The wine list is also impressive, with a variety of options by the glass. While service can be hit-or-miss, with some staff members excelling while others may require improvement, the overall quality of food and atmosphere make Butcher's House Brasserie a worthwhile destination.”

4.5 Superb248 Reviews

“Hanuman Thai Eatery serves delicious dishes like Pad See Ew and Fried Rice, with spot-on flavors and great spice levels. The restaurant has a friendly atmosphere, top-notch service, and a clean, beautiful interior, making it a highly recommended spot for a wonderful dining experience.”

4.6 Superb110 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

Denny's 3170 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa Diner • $

“Denny's in Costa Mesa offers a vast menu suitable for all tastes. The staff, particularly Angel, stands out for their care and attentiveness. Despite being a Denny's, the service is quick and the food delicious. The restaurant maintains a pleasant atmosphere and cleanliness. Perfect for a good breakfast option on a road trip.”

4.6 Superb263 Reviews
Fiesta De Taco 1927 Harbor Blvd Ste C, Costa Mesa Mexican • $$

“We had a great time ! Yeah it’s was pricey but what do people expect it’s a festival and we were in VIP so we had great spots for the show and the restrooms and vendors were all within a minute or two walk! We would definitely go again! Only thing I would suggest is more food vendors in VIP that line was a little crazy.”

3.7 Good3 Reviews
McDonald's 2300 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa Fast Food • $

“McDonald's is a convenient spot with good parking, including handicap parking and entry. However, some customers have reported inconsistent experiences, especially during late-night visits. Cash-only transactions have been an issue, and some staff members have been unfriendly. The atmosphere is okay, but tables and floors are often left dirty. The food is just okay, but the indoor play area is a hit with kids, despite sometimes smelling unpleasant. Overall, it's a decent spot for a quick, unhealthy treat, but be prepared for variations in service and cleanliness.”

2.9 Average76 Reviews
Del Taco 1720 Superior Ave, Costa Mesa Fast Food • $

“Del Taco is a fast-food restaurant that offers delicious shredded beef birrias and jumbo shrimp tacos. Customers enjoy the juicy beef, nicely seasoned sauce, and melted cheese in soft taco shells. The location is convenient for beachgoers, with a mobile pick-up window and proximity to the beach cities. While the food is fantastic, some find the service slow, even when the restaurant is empty. Despite this, a diligent staff member continuously cleans the parking lot. Overall, Del Taco is a good option for a quick and tasty meal, especially for those craving tacos.”

2.9 Average94 Reviews
IL Dolce Ristorante 1902 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa Italian • $$

“IL Dolce Ristorante is a small, authentic Italian restaurant that offers a delightful dining experience. The reviews praise the exceptional food, with highlights such as the Minestrone soup, spaghetti with seafood, and the Patata pizza. Customers have described the taste as "pretty authentic" and the portions as "good quality." While the service could be slightly more organized, the overall experience is highly satisfactory, with one reviewer even receiving a complimentary glass of wine. The cozy atmosphere, despite feeling slightly cramped when the restaurant is full, adds to the charm of this beloved establishment.”

4.6 Superb101 Reviews
Costa Contemporary Kitchen 650 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa Peruvian • $$

“Costa Contemporary Kitchen is a gem near the Westin, offering amazing Peruvian cuisine. The staff is friendly and helpful, with outstanding service. The food is fresh, tasty, and reminiscent of true Peruvian dishes, with just the right mix of spices. The Branzino scallop clam and shrimp dish is otherworldly, and the classic ceviche is a must-try. The Pisco Sour is a hit, and the wine selection complements the food well. The restaurant has the potential to expand due to its authentic and brilliantly prepared meals. A must-visit for anyone craving top-notch Peruvian cuisine.”

4.6 Superb96 Reviews
Hana Re Sushi 2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa Sushi • $$$$

“Hanare Sushi in Costa Mesa offers a Michelin star-worthy dining experience. The sushi is unparalleled, crafted with the freshest ingredients. The omakase is a culinary journey of unique flavors. The intimate setting and elegant decor create a serene atmosphere. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable, enhancing the dining experience. It is a hidden gem perfect for omakase diners seeking something unique. The small, cozy restaurant offers a quiet respite, with the chef preparing and describing each dish. The sushi bar experience is a show in itself, making it a must-visit for any sushi aficionado.”

4.7 Superb40 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Eat's Sushi 1175 Baker St E25, Costa Mesa Japanese • $$

“Eat's Sushi is a popular spot for delicious and fresh sushi. The food is of great quality, with generous portions and flavorful dishes. While service can be slow at peak times, the staff is friendly and attentive. The restaurant is clean and has a pleasant atmosphere. Try the shrimp tempura, yellowtail, salmon, or bluefin tuna for a treat. The teriyaki beef bento box is also a great option. Overall, Eat's Sushi is a great choice for a satisfying and affordable meal.”

4.6 Superb241 Reviews
The Straw: Modern Milkshakes 1215 Baker St A, Costa Mesa Ice Cream Shop • $

“The Straw: Modern Milkshakes is a delightful establishment that offers an exceptional dining experience. The service is phenomenal, with the friendly and attentive staff ensuring a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The milkshakes, such as the Campfire s'mores and the earl grey, are praised for their thick, creamy texture and complex flavor profiles. The restaurant's decor is a charming blend of various decades, with statues, figurines, and musical instruments adding to the cozy and inviting ambiance. Customers can enjoy playing card games and interacting with the available instruments, creating a fun and relaxed environment. The Straw: Modern Milkshakes is a must-visit destination for those seeking a unique and memorable milkshake experience.”

4.7 Superb122 Reviews

“Liquid4Life is a unique organic juice and superfood smoothie bar that stands out from the rest. They use only fresh and high-quality ingredients, making their smoothies taste amazing. The Superfood replacement smoothie is a favorite among kids and parents alike, packed with healthy nutrients for growing children. The staff is kind, patient, and caring, making customers feel valued. With delicious and nutritious options at an affordable price, Liquid4Life is a must-visit for smoothie lovers.”

5 Superb55 Reviews

“Yuzu Japanese Sushi Bar in SoCal is known for its amazing quality and top-notch service. Their Snowflake Roll, Yellowtail Belly Carpaccio, and Ryan Hand Roll come highly recommended. The restaurant offers unique and delicious dishes like crispy rice, nachos, and brussels sprout chips. Customers love the variety of rolls, sashimi, and desserts, including the Green Tea Tempura Ice Cream and Yuzu Cheesecake. Even for takeout orders, the food remains exceptional, with a wide selection of fresh and tasty items available. A bit pricey but worth it for the quality and taste.”

4.5 Superb454 Reviews
Lion & Lamb Coffee Roasters 3186 Pullman St, Costa Mesa Coffee Shops • $

“Lion & Lamb Coffee Roasters is a cozy spot for work or study, offering a variety of fancy sweet coffee and tea options, though limited in black coffee choices. The drip coffee is praised, but some wish for a tonic option. The service is consistently amazing, with baristas providing great recommendations on seasonal drinks. The food, especially the avocado toast, is highly regarded, and the overall lively ambiance and welcoming community make it a popular destination.”

4.7 Superb111 Reviews

“Que Vida Tacos Costa Mesa serves delicious food and drinks with exceptional table-side service. The menu offers a variety of options, including birria tacos, fish tacos, and vegetarian choices like the vegetarian taco, chile relleno, and vegetarian burrito. The staff, including Ozzy, Johnny, and Victor, provides friendly and attentive service. The restaurant offers deals like Taco Tuesday, featuring a selection of tacos at $11.50 for three, and fresh margaritas at $7.50. With fair pricing and a welcoming atmosphere, Que Vida Tacos is a great spot to come back to again and again.”

4.7 Superb110 Reviews

“Stella Jean's Ice Cream Costa Mesa is a unique ice cream shop that serves a variety of unique flavors. The shop is known for its rich, creamy, and fun ice cream flavors, without being too sweet. The ube ice cream with mango sticky rice is a popular choice, and the seasonal Earl Grey Tea Cake is also a standout. The shop offers dairy-free and vegan options, including an oat latte flavor. While the parking lot can be a challenge, the shop is worth visiting for the delicious ice cream.”

4.6 Superb167 Reviews
Original Barista 1920 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa Coffee • $

“Original Barista is a friendly and inviting coffee spot with a finite set of coffees and a menu of only 10 items. The Golden Ratio sans espresso is soothing and comforting. The pastries are vibrant and rich, catching the eye of visitors. The iced chai is a complex blend of spices, handcrafted with attention to detail. The vanilla latte with housemaid syrup is just right - not too sweet, not too bitter. Each drink is carefully crafted, and the turmeric latte is a must-try. The honey used as a sweetener may vary in taste for some, but the overall experience is impressive.”

4.8 Superb71 Reviews

“Globe Delicatessen serves fantastic food, with every bite a delight. The atmosphere is charming and cozy, transporting customers to Europe. The old-school deli offers a range of food, including rouladen and brat on a bun, as well as hot meatball sandwiches. With a small selection of German beers and interesting gifts, this eatery is a great spot to relax and enjoy a meal.”

4.9 Superb54 Reviews
Simply Sweet Cakery 2930 Grace Ln F, Costa Mesa Bakery • $$

“Simply Sweet Cakery is a delightful bakery known for its exceptional service and delicious cakes. The bakery's team, led by Brooke and Christina, is highly organized and accommodating. The bakery offers a variety of flavors, including lemon raspberry and red velvet, which are neither too sweet nor too dense. The cakes are moist and flavorful, making them a popular choice for special occasions such as weddings and birthday celebrations. The bakery is also praised for its creative designs, beautiful presentation, and willingness to customize cakes to fit individual needs. Overall, Simply Sweet Cakery is a great place to work with, offering great products and exceptional service.”

5 Superb45 Reviews
Tacos La Pina 350 Clinton St, Costa Mesa Mexican • $

“Tacos La Pina impresses with its delicious food and friendly service. Located conveniently down the street, it has become a favorite spot to recommend. The mushroom tacos are particularly praised, with complimentary chips & guacamole enhancing the experience. Known for their top 5 tacos in OC, the carne asada is tender and flavorful, while the al pastor stands out with traditional long shavings and great spice. Their tortillas are almost like homemade. A must-visit for anyone in the area.”

5 Superb45 Reviews
Le Café 3070 Bristol St #170, Costa Mesa Cafe • $

“Le Café is a perfect little spot with reasonable prices, a clean atmosphere, and friendly, efficient staff. They offer validation for the parking structure, making it a convenient stop. Their menu features delicious options like the chorizo bfast burrito, which can be customized with chipotle, and a tasty club sandwich. Enjoy your meal in their pretty outdoor seating area.”

5 Superb43 Reviews

“Meiji Seimen Costa Mesa offers an authentic izakaya experience with a focus on delicious udon dishes. The noodles are a highlight, with perfectly cooked texture and rich flavors. The soft shell crab is a must-try, boasting a delightful contrast between its soft interior and crispy exterior. Despite being a small and intimate space, the restaurant manages to accommodate many customers while maintaining excellent service. Prices are very reasonable, making it a great value for the quality of food and ambiance. Meiji Seimen is an excellent choice for those seeking a taste of Japan in a cozy and welcoming setting.”

4.6 Superb118 Reviews
Hola Adios Coffeeshop 120 Virginia Pl unit 101, Costa Mesa Coffee Shops • $

“Hola Adios Coffeeshop is a charming coffee shop that offers a welcoming atmosphere, delicious food, and great coffee at reasonable prices. The menu features a variety of options, including tacos, burritos, pacos (pancake tacos), and biscuit sandwiches, with the salsa and biscuits receiving high praise from customers. The staff is described as amazing and kind, adding to the overall positive experience. While the coffee shop may not be fully accessible for those with larger mobility aids, it is dog-friendly and provides free Wi-Fi and outlets, making it a popular spot for remote work. Overall, Hola Adios Coffeeshop is a highly recommended "hole in the wall" that provides a cozy and enjoyable coffee shop experience.”

4.6 Superb112 Reviews
The Caffeine Club 1534 Adams Ave, Costa Mesa Coffee Shops • $

“The Caffeine Club is adored for its delicious pastries, especially the everything croissant and buttery, flaky treats. The Strawberry Matcha Latte is a visual and flavorful delight, harmonizing creamy steamed milk, bold matcha, and sweet strawberry syrup. The einspanner is also highly praised. The cafe features a modern interior and a small, dog-friendly outdoor area. The owners are noted for their care and engagement with both the community and customers, creating a welcoming atmosphere.”

4.6 Superb111 Reviews

“Shunka Sushi & Japanese Cuisine is an exceptional dining experience. This family-owned restaurant serves phenomenal sushi with unique flavors, including the off-menu Crazy Roll. The atmosphere is fun and inviting, with a warm welcome and attentive service. The chefs are organized and personable, and the staff is friendly and genuine. Whether you're a local or just visiting, this restaurant is a must-visit, with options to satisfy any craving. With its excellent food and service, it's no wonder customers can't wait to come back for more.”

4.6 Superb46 Reviews
Memphis Cafe 2920 Bristol St, Costa Mesa Southern • $$

“Memphis Cafe is a welcoming spot for special occasions or everyday dining. The hostesses greet guests with genuine smiles, and the cooks prepare home-cooked meals to perfection. The restaurant offers exceptional service, with a variety of dishes to choose from, including the popular blue corn chicken salad and chicken & waffle. Parking can be limited, especially on weekends, but there is free parking available. Overall, Memphis Cafe is a great choice for a satisfying meal and a pleasant dining experience.”

4.5 Superb120 Reviews
Beach Hut Deli 488 E 17th St, Costa Mesa Deli • $$

“Beach Hut Deli offers a variety of delicious options, such as the Righteous Reuben and Beach Bites. Vegetarian customers praise the Cali Caprese sandwich. Despite limited parking, the friendly staff and kid-friendly environment make it a great spot for lunch. The interior is both artistic and attractive, with the added bonus of basketball games on TV for sports enthusiasts.”

4.7 Superb57 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Micro Dose Drive Thru 1914 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa Coffee Shops • $

“Micro Dose Drive Thru is a cute and fun coffee shop with friendly staff. Customers recommend trying the Mary matcha with lavender syrup or the basic bitch vanilla latte for a sweet treat. The menu offers unique options like the burner with rose. While some find the drinks small for the price, the overall experience is highly recommended.”

4.4 Superb71 Reviews
In-N-Out Burger 3211 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa Hamburger • $

“In-N-Out Burger is a popular fast-food restaurant known for its quality burgers and customizable menu options. The location can be quite busy, leading to slow service at times, but the quality of the food is consistently good across different branches. Parking may require some extra time, as the restaurant tends to be crowded, especially during peak hours. However, the restaurant is kid-friendly, with chairs available for children, and is also accessible for wheelchair users, with a ramp at the front. Customers appreciate the ability to customize their burgers, and the restaurant's prices are generally lower than other fast-food chains. Overall, In-N-Out Burger provides a satisfying dining experience for those seeking a quick, affordable, and customizable burger.”

4.2 Good172 Reviews

“Gunwhale Ales is a restaurant offering a variety of beers and a welcoming atmosphere. The decor and area are appealing, making it a great place to pass time. The knowledgeable bartenders are friendly and can provide recommendations from the diverse beer selection, including the Brett Ale, Dry Hopped Brett, and BBA Imp. Stout. Additional features include free wifi, live music, and a pop-up wood-fired pizza shop, Il Pia[xxxxx].”

4.3 Superb19 Reviews
The Halal Guys 3033 Bristol St E, Costa Mesa Halal • $

“The Halal Guys is a popular spot serving flavorful food made quickly. The menu offers a range of options, including vegetarian and vegan choices, with knowledgeable staff happy to accommodate dietary restrictions. The spicy BBQ chicken wrap is a good deal at $12, while the beef and falafel are also popular choices. The red sauce is particularly notable for its spicy and flavorful profile. With wheelchair accessibility and ample parking, The Halal Guys is a convenient and delicious stop for a meal.”

4.1 Good137 Reviews
El Pollo Loco 3131 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa Mexican • $

“El Pollo Loco is a reliable spot for delicious Mexican food. The staff is outstanding, caring about the customer experience. The menu offers a variety of fresh and hot options, including bone-in chicken, burritos, birria, tostadas, salads, and chicken tortilla soup. This location is easily accessible, with a clean ambiance and well-maintained bathrooms. Service is quick and friendly, making it a great stop for those on-the-go, even with a trailer in tow.”

4 Good66 Reviews
Tom's Place 799 W 17th St, Costa Mesa Fast Food • $

“Tom's Place is a restaurant that offers great value and quality food. Customers love the big burgers, chicken salad, gyros, and breakfast items. The homemade ranch dressing and breakfast burrito are highly recommended. The prices are fair, and the portions are generous. Despite limited parking and wheelchair accessibility, Tom's Place is a go-to spot for delicious meals like the onion rings and omelets without American cheese.”

3.9 Good78 Reviews

“Alejandro's Mexican Food offers a delicious and homemade dining experience, with food cooked quickly and served with friendly customer service. While prices may be slightly higher than expected, the quality of the food and service make it a good value. The menu includes dishes such as beef tacos and bean burritos, and the restaurant is a convenient option for a quick bite, especially late at night. Overall, Alejandro's Mexican Food is a tasty and satisfying choice.”

3.8 Good62 Reviews
Starbucks 250 Bristol St, Costa Mesa Coffee Shops • $

“Starbucks offers a variety of milk alternatives, but some items contain dairy. Lunch sandwiches have cheese, while breakfast sandwiches can have it removed. The mobile app allows for easy ordering, but there can be mistakes in fulfilling the orders. Prices may vary compared to other locations. Despite some inconsistencies, it is praised for its high-quality products and excellent customer service. One reviewer, a coffee master, considers it the best Starbucks they have encountered, with top-notch customer connections and a commitment to making every moment right.”

3.5 Good37 Reviews
Del Taco 1155 Baker St, Costa Mesa Fast Food • $

“Del Taco is a convenient and reliable spot for Mexican food. Despite occasional order mistakes, the staff is polite and cheerful, and corrections are made promptly. The menu offers fresh products and a variety of options, including fish and chicken, making it a great choice for those with dietary restrictions.”

3.5 Good37 Reviews

“Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers offers a simple menu with tasty food. Customers can expect pleasant service, such as receiving extra sauce at no charge. However, the chicken is primarily seasoned with salt and pepper, so those seeking a spicy flavor should request hot sauce. The Cane's sauce is described as ranchy, lacking strong acidity. Vegetarian options are limited to coleslaw and fries. Parking can be challenging, particularly for larger vehicles. Unfortunately, there was an encounter with a rude employee; however, customer relations handled the situation well, offering a coupon. The restaurant is expected to return for future visits.”

3.8 Good205 Reviews
Miguel's Jr. 141 E 17th St, Costa Mesa Mexican • $

“Miguel's Jr. offers yummy, quick Mexican food with excellent customer service from friendly staff. Customers enjoy the burrito without tortilla and the delicious taco salad. The restaurant provides easy wheelchair accessibility with close parking. The staff is consistently friendly and provides excellent customer service, with employees like Elena and Helena going above and beyond to ensure a great experience.”

3.7 Good96 Reviews
El Pollo Loco 1941 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa Mexican • $

“El Pollo Loco is a popular restaurant known for its friendly and efficient staff who handle the many orders with ease. The food is consistently satisfying and fresh, with a reasonable price point. However, one location has faced some issues, such as a rude staff member and dry chicken in the salad. Despite these minor setbacks, the overall experience at El Pollo Loco is generally positive, making it a go-to choice for many customers.”

3.5 Good44 Reviews
Wedge Burger 310 E 17th St, Costa Mesa Hamburger • $

“Wedge Burger is a popular spot that serves tasty burgers and sandwiches. Their cheeseburgers are a hit, rivaling those of In-N-Out, and their fried chicken sandwich is also a favorite. The fries are a standout, with some customers declaring them the best they've had in a long time. The iced coffee is a great choice for those who like a sweet treat. Despite some minor issues with service, such as a lack of gloves, the restaurant has earned a loyal following and is well-loved by its customers.”

3.6 Good63 Reviews
Jack In The Box 385 E 17th St, Costa Mesa Fast Food • $

“Jack In The Box is known for its attention to detail and friendly staff, who ensure hot and ready food when ordered online. The lively atmosphere and attentive service make for a pleasant dining experience. The menu offers a variety of Mexican dishes, including flavorful burritos. Customers praise the excellent customer service and fast service, making it a go-to spot for many.”

3.4 Good40 Reviews
McDonald's 3141 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa Fast Food • $

“McDonald's is a popular fast-food restaurant that caters to both adults and children. The reviews suggest that the quality of food and service can vary across different locations, but the Costa Mesa restaurant off Harbor Blvd is praised for its cleanliness, efficient drive-through, and accurate order fulfillment. While the Uber Eats experience may be less satisfactory, the in-person dining at this particular McDonald's is described as a "solid choice" that can please the whole family. Overall, the restaurant is rated highly, with one reviewer giving it a 5 out of 5 rating as the best location in the area.”

3.5 Good65 Reviews
Onotria Wine Country Cuisine 2915 Red Hill Ave a108, Costa Mesa Italian • $$$

“Onotria Wine Country Cuisine is a small Italian restaurant, offering excellent food and service. The original Onotria, known for its highly regarded Italian cuisine, has returned after a hiatus, now located in a new spot. The menu features innovative and modern dishes, such as fish soup and zucchini blossoms. The restaurant has a wide selection of wine and is owned by a friendly family from Naples. The staff is knowledgeable and attentive, making it a must-try Italian dining experience in The OC.”

5 Superb32 Reviews
Din Tai Fung 3333 Bristol St Ste Ste 2071, Costa Mesa Taiwanese • $$

“Din Tai Fung offers delicious and consistently high-quality dishes. While the wait may be a little long and the price may be on the high side, the restaurant is definitely worth a visit for a treat. The food is good, especially the dumplings, and the service is friendly and professional. The restaurant also serves unique treats, such as chocolate mochi served hot. With top-notch quality and flavor, it's a joy to eat at Din Tai Fung, and the overall experience is 10/10.”

4.4 Superb249 Reviews

“Santa Monica Seafood (Market & Cafe) is a popular spot for both celebration dinners and casual lunches. The menu features a variety of seafood options, including crab cakes, clam chowder, cioppino, and scallops. While some reviewers have had mixed experiences, with slow service and lukewarm food, others have enjoyed their meals and appreciated the cleanliness and organization of the restaurant. The market side offers a great selection of fresh seafood, with knowledgeable staff happy to assist with questions and purchases. The cafe also serves a range of drinks and food, including happy hour specials. With free parking and a decent-sized lot, Santa Monica Seafood (Market & Cafe) is a convenient and enjoyable dining destination.”

4.3 Superb107 Reviews

Fine Dining

Vaca 695 Town Center Dr Suite 170, Costa Mesa Spanish • $$$$

“Vaca is a popular spot that serves outstanding food, beverages, and provides excellent service. The restaurant gets busy during happy hour, especially before events at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, so reservations are recommended. The menu offers shareable paellas and delicious vegetarian options, including the highly-recommended pan con tomate and vegetable paella. Standout dishes include the roasted cauliflower, bacon-wrapped dates, scallops, and filet mignon. Don't forget to try their signature cocktails and finish with churros and chocolate for a perfect meal.”

4.2 Good79 Reviews
Sakanaya Modern Kaiseki 688 Baker St Ste 7, Costa Mesa Japanese • $$$$

“Sakanaya Modern Kaiseki, located in a hidden plaza in Costa Mesa, is a must-visit restaurant. The interior design may need some updating, but the food is the main attraction. The chef excels in creating delicious dishes, especially the omakase and A La carte options. One visitor, who is not an expert in Japanese cuisine, highly recommends the restaurant after trying various dishes from the A La carte menu. A standout dish is the wagyu sandwich, which was a favorite among the table. The pork katsu was another hit, being described as juicy, tender, and better than the katsu specialty restaurant next door. The crab and ikura clay pot rice, as well as the maple ice cream, were also enjoyable. Although the appetizers and sashimi didn't stand out, the wagyu sandwich and pork katsu are worth returning for. The restaurant has a decent parking lot, with additional spots at the back. Sakanaya Modern Kaiseki focuses on the art of Japanese cuisine, so it's not a typical sushi place with uni, toro, or crab handrolls. Instead, they offer a unique and enjoyable kaiseki dining experience.”

4.4 Superb16 Reviews
La Cave steak house and bar 1695 Irvine Ave, Costa Mesa Steak House • $$$$

“La Cave Steak House and Bar is a charming restaurant with a friendly and organized staff. Guests can expect perfect food served in a relaxed and timely manner. The steaks are highly praised, and the restaurant has a nostalgic charm. However, some visitors have noted that the wine list could improve, and a corkage fee of $35 may be steep. A few customers have also reported inconsistent service, with some servers requiring multiple requests for attention. Despite this, the restaurant remains a popular choice for a great dining experience.”

4 Good203 Reviews
Mastro's Steakhouse 633 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa Steak House • $$$$

“Mastro's Steakhouse offers a magical evening with exceptional service and delicious food. The ambience is dark and moody, creating a lovely atmosphere for a special meal. The pretzel bread in the bread basket is a highlight, and the bone-in Ribeye and fillet are cooked perfectly. Sides like cream corn and garlic mashed potatoes are yummy, and the warm butter cake is a must-try dessert. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable, providing great recommendations for both food and drinks. While some may find the corkage fee high and the lobster mashed potatoes a bit off, overall, Mastro's Steakhouse promises a superior dining experience with one of the best steaks around. It's a place worth visiting for a special occasion or a memorable night out.”

3.7 Good488 Reviews
Trenta Pizza & Cucina 1661 Superior Ave ste d, Costa Mesa Pizza • $$

“Trenta Pizza & Cucina is an Italian restaurant that offers exceptional service and delicious food. The staff, including Georgio and Valentina, are known for their hard work and attentiveness to customers. The menu features authentic Italian dishes that are highly praised by customers, with some claiming it is the only place they will eat pizza and pasta. Standout dishes include the Paccheri Pistacchio pasta, Bari pizza with burrata, and Negronis. The restaurant has a friendly and cozy atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for dinner before events at the Observatory. While parking may be limited, the restaurant does offer valet parking. Overall, Trenta Pizza & Cucina provides a memorable dining experience, leaving customers eager to return.”

4.6 Superb73 Reviews
The Country Club 330 E 17th St, Costa Mesa American • $$$

“The Country Club offers a delightful dining experience. The menu features a range of dishes, including the pork chop with sweet sauce and broccolini, as well as options like salmon and branzino. The service is friendly and knowledgeable, with staff making recommendations. The prices are reasonable, and the charming environment is welcoming. For an amazing value, the restaurant serves some of the best-tasting food, making it a spot worth visiting.”

4.4 Superb209 Reviews
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Westend

Westend 814 W 19th St, Costa Mesa American • $$

“Westend is a vibrant and hip restaurant located in West Costa Mesa that has been a local favorite for years. The menu features a variety of delectable dishes, from a mouthwatering Po'Boy that transports you to New Orleans, to a fresh and satisfying unchopped salad perfect for artists' hour. The mixology at Westend is exceptional, with a range of classic and modern libations made with top-shelf spirits. The atmosphere is lively and welcoming, with music that sets the perfect tone. Whether you're hosting out-of-town guests or looking for a casual night out, Westend is the ideal spot to experience delicious food, expertly crafted cocktails, and a vibrant, community-driven ambiance.”

4.7 Superb50 Reviews

Cheap Eats

“Brewing Reserve of California is a spacious and casual brewery with a variety of beer options and a friendly atmosphere. The brewery offers food available outside of the brewery and has plenty of parking. The Valentine's Day dinner special, featuring a heart-shaped pizza and drinks, was a highlight for one reviewer. The beer selection is impressive, with outstanding brews to try. Friendly service and a relaxed ambiance make it a great spot to visit and support a local business.”

4.9 Superb50 Reviews
Board & Brew - Costa Mesa 3030 Harbor Boulevard #H1, Costa Mesa Sandwich Shop • $

“Board & Brew is a fantastic spot for a quick and delicious lunch. They offer a gluten-free wrap option, perfect for those with dietary restrictions. The chicken club is a popular choice, and the service is fast and friendly. The clean and spacious store has a relaxed, beachy vibe, making it ideal for casual hangouts or grab-and-go meals.”

4.6 Superb107 Reviews
Our Bar and Kitchen 2000 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa Bar & Grill • $

“Our Bar and Kitchen is an amazing local bar with a comfortable atmosphere. The bartenders are professional and friendly, serving great drinks to a welcoming crowd. It's a popular spot for sports fans, with a mix of older and younger people enjoying the lively atmosphere created by the talented DJs.”

4.3 Superb59 Reviews
WOK-IN 2394 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa Asian • $

“WOK-IN is a nice, quiet spot serving delicious food at reasonable prices. The service is quick and friendly, with a welcoming atmosphere. The menu offers a variety of excellent dishes, including standout Spring Rolls and a huge, off-the-charts Brisket Pho. Owner Bruce provides top-tier service, greeting regulars by name and ensuring a wonderful dining experience.”

4.7 Superb74 Reviews
Al's New York Cafe 1673 Irvine Ave, Costa Mesa Pizza • $

“Al's New York Cafe serves authentic New York-style pizza that is highly recommended. The pizza is a hit with kids and adults alike, with some considering it even better than those found in New York. The staff is friendly, and the customer service is great, even in cases of mistakes.”

4.8 Superb57 Reviews
Barbonzai Lebanese Eatery 2930 Bristol St C104, Costa Mesa Mediterranean • $

“Barbonzai Lebanese Eatery is a small but impressive eatery serving traditional Lebanese cuisine. The falafel is crispy and tender, and the tahini and sauces are well-prepared. The chicken Shawarma bowl is a highlight, offering a generous portion. Reviewers praise the accommodating staff and welcoming atmosphere. The menu offers a variety of options, including the popular Bowl dish with rice, spinach, and lettuce. Some reviewers note that the food is good but not exceptional, while others praise the freshness and flavor of the dishes. The chicken Shawarma sandwich is a standout, and the hummus and baba ghanoush are delicious. Overall, Barbonzai is a reliable and tasty option for Mediterranean cuisine.”

4.7 Superb67 Reviews

“Bred Hot Chicken is a must-visit spot for mouth-watering chicken dishes. The restaurant serves tender and flavorful chicken, including the popular chicken & waffle, classic chicken sandwich, and Habanero Spicy tenders. The friendly and attentive staff ensure a great dining experience. Enjoy their juicy and spicy fried chicken, paired with delicious sides like lightly seasoned fries and dilly ranch.”

4.5 Superb149 Reviews
Pizza D'Oro 1145 Baker St, Costa Mesa Pizza • $

“Pizza D'Oro in Costa Mesa is known for its excellent quality and huge portions. Customers highly recommend the homemade meatballs and chicken dishes. The pizza is described as delicious, and they also serve good quality fountain coke. A standout item on the menu is the Calzone, perfect for sharing or saving for later. The sauce is especially praised. This restaurant is a long-standing staple in the area, offering consistent quality and service. Vegetarian options are available, making it a great choice for all diners.”

4.7 Superb66 Reviews
Side Street Cafe 1799 Newport Blvd A105, Costa Mesa Breakfast • $

“Side Street Cafe is a highly recommended restaurant in Costa Mesa, known for its American-home style food and welcoming atmosphere. The family-owned establishment has been serving the community with love and hard work for many years, creating a homey and cozy environment for its customers. The menu offers a variety of delicious dishes, with the strawberry orange juice, banana pancakes with nutella being some of the popular choices. The service is always great and the prices are fair. Overall, Side Street Cafe is a special place that will make you feel at home.”

4.9 Superb42 Reviews
Mo Pho Mi 1525 Mesa Verde Dr E #114, Costa Mesa Vietnamese • $

“Mo Pho Mi is a restaurant known for its delicious and organic Vietnamese cuisine. They offer meals like Grilled Pork and Lemon Grass Chicken Bahmi, which are fresh and perfect for a quick lunch. The restaurant's specialty is their Pho, made with a rich broth that has been simmered overnight using over 100lbs of bones. The ingredients are mostly organic and seasonal, and they do not use MSG. The restaurant has a beautiful ambiance, both indoors and outdoors, with a cozy and peaceful atmosphere. The staff is friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about the food. Mo Pho Mi is highly recommended for those seeking a healthy and flavorful dining experience.”

4.5 Superb137 Reviews
Pasta Connection 1969 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa Italian • $

“Pasta Connection is a hidden gem with great service and a wonderful atmosphere. The pasta is fresh and delicious, especially the bolognese and raviolis. The mix of Italian and Argentinian cuisine is executed well. The menu offers kid-friendly options and generous portions. The Paglia e Fieno dish is a standout, along with the ravioli in meat sauce. The prices are good and the complimentary bread service with pesto dip is a nice touch. Overall, a top-notch dining experience that is definitely worth a visit.”

4.6 Superb79 Reviews

“Crocker's Cafe & Bakery is a charming, hidden gem in Orange County. This small, hole-in-the-wall spot has a delightful outdoor garden area with native plants and a cozy patio. The cafe offers gluten-free options, including delicious baked goods and breakfast dishes like the GF coffee cake and breakfast scrambles. The menu features a variety of tasty options, including the flaky and buttery cheddar cheese and chive biscuit with cheese, eggs, and bacon. The staff is friendly and helpful, providing outstanding service. With its beautiful garden setting and delicious food, Crocker's Cafe & Bakery is a must-visit destination.”

4.6 Superb77 Reviews
Nook Coffee Bar 2930 Bristol St #B105, Costa Mesa Coffee Shops • $

“Nook Coffee Bar, nestled in The Lab shopping center, offers a variety of coffee and tea selections in a serene environment away from noisy streets. Despite limited parking, the friendly staff and delicious Spanish Latte make it a favorite local spot for many. The cafe's focus on greenery and plants creates a relaxing atmosphere, complemented by tasty pastries. Their Strawberry Matcha, rated 3.5/5, promises a quality matcha experience with a hint of strawberry. Whether for a quick stop or a leisurely visit, Nook Coffee Bar is a must-try for coffee enthusiasts.”

4.5 Superb117 Reviews
Mogu Mogu 2969 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa Ramen • $

“Mogu Mogu is a cozy restaurant known for its Japanese dry noodle bowls and tapas. Customers love the well-seasoned dishes, especially the soupless reman with umami vinegar. The small space has about 8 tables inside and a few seats outside. The deluxe Mazemen is a must-try, with flavorful gravy and a side of steamed rice.”

4.5 Superb114 Reviews
SkyBay Sushi 427 E 17th St, Costa Mesa Japanese • $

“SkyBay Sushi is a wonderful restaurant that serves fresh and delicious sushi. The staff is friendly and attentive, responding kindly to requests. The plating is a highlight, with extra effort made to make it look special. Reservations are available, making it a convenient option for dining. The sushi is always fresh and the service is nice.”

4.7 Superb55 Reviews
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JUJUBAR

JUJUBAR 1696 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa Juice • $$

“Jujubar is a small shop located in a plaza, offering a variety of options for a quick and delicious meal. Their smoothies, such as the Aloha and Fiji blends, are highly praised for their quality and taste. The restaurant also serves acai bowls, like the Tiger Bowl, which is a generous portion at a reasonable price. The atmosphere is lively, with the sounds of machines in the background. With a wide range of combinations, including peanut butter crunch and strawberries, there's something for everyone.”

4.7 Superb50 Reviews
Oak & Coal 333 E 17th St Ste 2, Costa Mesa Japanese • $$

“Oak & Coal offers a unique dining experience in the Oak Room. The restaurant serves a variety of small plates, including garlic noodles and lamb shanks, which are kid-friendly. They offer craft cocktails, beer, and wine options. Some popular dishes include wagyu lettuce wraps and steamed chicken lemongrass dumplings. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible and has ADA parking.”

4.5 Superb98 Reviews
Northeast Sisters 350 Clinton St, Costa Mesa Chinese • $$

“Northeast Sisters is a restaurant offering unique and delicious dishes, such as the Veggie Grill Cold Noodle and Spicy Hot Pot, which are full of flavor and perfect for long days and cold nights. The menu also includes tasty dumplings and chicken and rice. Open until late, it's a great spot for a late-night takeout or a meal during unconventional hours. The atmosphere is casual and perfect for a different dining experience.”

4.5 Superb98 Reviews
Seabirds Kitchen 2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa Vegan • $$

“Seabirds Kitchen offers high-quality food, including Brussels sprouts, mushroom and avocado tacos, enchiladas, chaffle for dessert, Breakfast Burrito, and purple taquitos. While parking can be challenging, the restaurant's delicious and tasty menu items, such as walnut soyrizo and tofu scramble, make up for it. Be prepared for a filling and satisfying meal.”

4.5 Superb94 Reviews