My girlfriend and I are visiting the area from the great Northwest. We will be going to the Dylan show at the Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine and will be in the area for a couple days. I would appreciate any suggestions for interesting, not too expensive, restaurants. We LOVE authentic (ala Richmond BC) dim sum and Xiao Long Bao Shanghainese, above average Vietnamese and Mexican fare, and we would prefer small local spots over chain eateries. Any tips?
(Here's a list of what I've found here so far from different sources: Sea food Paradise for dim sum, Carmelitas, Bruxies, Break of Dawn, Four Sea, and a couple others. Thanks in advance!