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Cheap eats in/around Costa Mesa

georgempavlov | Feb 25, 200804:02 PM

I know I’m probably opening a can of worms, but here goes – what are your favorites for casual meals in and around Costa Mesa – let’s say under $30 (incl.), but preferably under $20, for two people without booze, within about a five-to-ten-mile radius of Costa Mesa. Sit down, take-out, or delivery.

My wife and I have lived in CM for about 5 or 6 years, and feel fortunate to have the all the cool choices that we have, but realize that we’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg – there are hundreds of inconspicuous little hole-in-the-wall places, and we’re still discovering new ones all the time.

Not unlike most of you, we’re not too into the chain restaurants, but are not above eating at them if the food is good. We eat at a lot of little ethic places – various Asian and South American places, particularly, and a few other little joints we’ve discovered over the years. And it doesn’t have to be artisanal, exotic, or ethnic – although it certainly CAN be – I just want to hear what you guys think; what kind of choices you guys make when you want to eat out casually.

Would love to hear what you think…

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