Best Restaurants in Costa Mesa

Santa Monica Seafood (Market & Cafe)

154 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
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(949) 574-8862
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Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Ratings

Rating: 4.4
Rating: 4.0
Rating: 8.9

For ten years, when I was in my late 20's I commercially fished in the north east Atlantic. This is the only spot I've found so far in So Cal that could pass my standards of fish quality and freshness. Shell Fish is also very nice! Way to pricey, but you get what you pay for these days for sure. Great spot for a quick fix to satisfy you fish cravings. Sure wish they had more Atlantic Cod available, but I think we've wiped them Out sadly.
The seafood was fresh and the service was good. We were able to sit by a window and take in the sights and sounds of the neighborhood. Unfortunately the portions were tiny and overpriced. We got out of there for about 75 bucks on 1 entree.
Outstanding selection of seafood...either super-fresh or not displayed...great place for oysters tapped individually for freshness... nice little restaurant as well...good variety but expensive... get here early for lunch midweek...not a lot of seating
Whenever I want excellent fresh seafood to enjoy at home, this is the place. I always have a few oysters at the oyster bar.
This market is the best I've found for extremely fresh seafood and Japanese products. The selections are very broad. I purchase fresh ah for Hashim and sushi, and it's never failed me. Fish is ALWAYS fresh. Service is extremely helpful and fast. Wouldn't go anywhere Else's!

The India cafe

528 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
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(949) 200-9365
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Hours

Monday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Ratings

Rating: 4.6
Rating: 4.5

the customer service was very good! the food was very delicious and packed with flavor. they made sure we had full waters and enough rice. It was nice and quiet and it didn't seem rushed; they seemed genuine and kind. I would recommend this place, for sure!!
Great service! Great decor! Great food! We really liked the standard items and tried some new ones as well. All are great!
Wonderful staff, delicious food. The lunch combo is still more than one person can eat. I love this place and would definitely recommend to anyone.
Excellent Indian good quality food. I tried vegetarian saag paneer and Chilly cheese naan. Both excellent. Love Mango Kulfi which is tasty and creamy with generous portion.Definitely recommend. Good service and friendly staff.
Service was excellent. Food was really good. The meat samosa was delicious!!!

Darbari Persian Grill

1866 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
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(949) 650-8080
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Hours

Monday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Ratings

Rating: 4.3
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 7.5

First time and last time!! I don't about all these stars, but I know my girlfriend and I are both Persian and know about Persian food a lot !!! About food, the taste is not good, the location is noisy and small, when you're going to restroom, you can see kitchen is not clean and hygiene!! High price for low quality!!! It's only good in appearance!! ONE more star for the lady who was nice and tried.
Delicious, authentic food at reasonable lunch prices. Service was welcoming and the hoummus was so good my Grandma would approve. Spicy chicken kebab is the best kebab I've had in Orange County.
Great food, prices, and fast service. A calm small place feels a bit cozy. Would recommend it.
The best!!!! Amazing food! Big portions - one enough for two! Love the owners! Just great! Thank you!
Best humus I've had. Really good food and responsive service.

Eat Chow

1802 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
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(949) 650-2469
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Price range: $11-30

Hours

Monday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Ratings

Rating: 4.4
Rating: 4.0
Rating: 8.1

I work nearby and this is a staple restaurant for us, and we take almost all of our new hires there. They always treat us well and are expedient with the bill when we have to head back to the office. I really appreciate their timeliness, courtesy and service. Their sweet potato fries are everything.
Perfect California cuisine with a wide range of foods like truffle fries and seared salmon sandwich. Chef created, beautifully plated and always satisfying portions. Popular with a bit trendier crowd.
Cute and trendy place. They don't take reservations.. Wait was only 15 min or so on a Friday night. Steak was tasty. Enchiladas were good but needed more sauce. Will be back to try more things. Also good prices!
Great small cafe/eatery, comfortable inside with a few outside tables. The breakfast menu offered a good verity.
Been here a few times good food, friendly staff, great service.

SOCIAL Costa Mesa

512 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, USA
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(949) 642-2425
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Price range: $31-60

Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 – 1:00 AM, 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM

Ratings

Rating: 4.4
Rating: 3.5
Rating: 8.3

Great food and fun bar with friends... their "SOCIAL HOUR" is only from 5:00-6:00 W-F but it's great for sampling their food. The service was a little slow and lackluster on the night I was there but not too bad. I'll definitely come back
Attentive and knowledgeable staff. Food was good, bacon with brussel sprouts and the short ribs for sure. Creative cocktails offered, try the gunslinger!
Excellent food and drinks but EXPENSIVE. $15 cocktails! Can't say enough good things about the food though. Artfully prepared, unique combinations, really excellent.
What a fantastic experience. Their cocktails are fresh and creative, and their food is phenomenal. We went here for my boyfriend's birthday and the service was great. The waitress recommended we share everything which worked out wonderfully. Who would have though half a pig head could taste so good! Highly recommend! This place doesn't just serve dinner--they also provide an unforgettable time.
First time at the SOCIAL Costa Mesa, our server was amazing. Recommended an awesome beer, burger and the AMAZING bread pudding! We'll be back and HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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