Friend pointed out a new bbq place on 17th in Costa Mesa.
Where the Baja Fresh used to be next to Long Drugs ( Opposite Santa Monica Seafood ) there is now Mesa Grill & Barbecue.
I got the Family platter for 2 and a grilled veggie sandwich to go.
The platter had ; half chicken ( nice rub ); 2 nice pieces of tri-tip;coconut shrimp; pulled pork; 4 baby back ribs. Also included were 2 salads and a choice of 2 sides ( i had mac and cheese and the coleslaw ).
(looking at the menu i should have got "home fries" with it as well but that was missing. No big deal it was still enough food )
The grilled veggie sandwich came with a good amount of home made potato chips.
All the food was good and for $20 for the platter was good value for amount of food.
The sandwich was $6.75 .
I wish i had more contact details but the three menus i took away were "borrowed" by friends later on who wanted to see what was on offer.
One other thing i liked that sometimes gets missed. They had a nice sauce bar set up with jugs of bbq sauces ; italian dressing ;another jug of sauce and other condiments. So no stingy to go containers or charging extra for more sauce.
( and a bowl of toreados to help yourself too )
So 17th street now was 2 barbecue places.