Costa Mesa


Greek Island Grille - What Happened? Any alum open a new place?

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 3 months ago

I loved greek Island Grille in Costa Mesa/Santa Ana (on Bristol and Sunflower). Anyone know if any alum chefs opened up a place using their recipes?

LCA Wine - temporarily closed

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

A year ago I visited LCA Wine in Costa Mesa for a lively tasting and wine education session by my friend Winemaker Carol Shelton. Considering it for a return visit this summer, I was surprised to r...

The Crack Shack | Costa Mesa - Orange County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

In April I had a chance to join some friends to check out the newish Crack Shack in Costa Mesa.

Half Pig Head @ Social in Costa Mesa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

For my visit to Laguna Beach last month, my host had planned a barbecue at home with some friends on Sunday. But the Aliso Fire that broke out Saturday afternoon cancelled that plan. Instead, one o...

SOCIAL, Costa Mesa

by Eudoxus 6 years ago

First off: this place is very loud. The kind of place you will have to basically yell the whole time while leaning in on the table to say anything to your dining partner(s). The target market here ...

Current Status of Surfas?

by dtm323 3 years ago

What is happening with Surfas? Where can I buy the kinds of ingredients I used to buy there?

Where can I buy Kizami Wasabi

by blueberry505 4 years ago

I've checked Mitsuwa, Seiwa and Tokyo Central, no luck. I'm new to Orange County and would love to find this condiment. Thank you.

Costa Mesa recs for Sunday dinner?

by Michelle 3 years ago

Hello, We will be in Costa Mesa for a 7 PM show performance on a Sunday evening, and would like to have dinner beforehand. Taco Maria (a favorite) doesn't serve dinner on Sundays. Any other re...

Reasonable places for dinner in Costa Mesa near Performing Arts Center

by lindyber 9 years ago

Best places to eat dinner near the Segestrom Center in Costa Mesa,Orange County. No Sushi or high end places, just around $20 for steaks, American, Mexican, Teppan, or Thai. Thank You.

Sanuki Seimen Mugimaru | Mitsuwa - Costa Mesa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Six years ago, the opening of Sanuki Seimen Mugimaru in Costa Mesa's Mitsuwa Marketplace was noted here, https://www.chowhound.com/post/sanukiseimen-mugimaru-don-don-tei-open-today-cm-mitsuwa-79...

Cigar Smokers

by cheri562 3 years ago

Is there a restaurant that will allow cigar smokers to smoke... maybe the patio, balcony, or a sectioned off area? I'm looking anywhere from the beach cities to Orange County and anywhere in betwe...

Taco Tuesday in the Irvine/Tustin/Costa Mesa/Santa Ana area?

by elmomonster 14 years ago

Any Taco Tuesdays worth trying in the Irvine/Tustin/Costa Mesa/Santa Ana area? I've had Arribas (both at the University Center across from UCI and also the one over in MetroPointe), but they're ...

In the Costa Mesa area, can anyone give a NC Hound a dinner rec?

by picklelicious 5 years ago

Looking for a good bar and grill type place...currently at the goat hill tavern testing the libations, but will need some sustenance soon. I've done no research unfortunately, but some quick help w...

Lunch in Costa Mesa with kids - rec needed

by lolabelow 5 years ago

Taking the kids to see Annie this weekend at Segerstrom and looking for a lunch recommendations. As much as I wish my daughter would eat Japanese food - or food in general (ramen especially), she ...

Puebla Tapas-SOCO, Costa Mesa

by Honeyman 5 years ago

Anybody been? Last couple times I've been to SOCO I have noticed they have been jammin'. Hearing good things written, but there are no prices on their on-line menu or reviews here that I have see...

Taco Maria brick + mortar 1st Report, Costa Mesa - Excellent Tasting Menu

by revets2 7 years ago

Holy Guacamole, did we have an unexpectedly awesome meal at Taco Maria in the OC Mart Mix last week or what?!? As a residents of L.A., we don't have much purpose to make OC a culinary destinatio...

ST Pâtisserie Chocolat in Costa Mesa

by mrsjoujou 6 years ago

ST Pâtisserie Chocolat is a Pastry School and shop by master pastry Chef Stephane Treand. We finally have a little bit of Paris at SOCO in Costa Mesa. I had no idea this place was opening at SOCO. ...

Super Pollo in CM better than Zankou...

by Funwithfood 16 years ago

Finally went to Super Pollo in CM (1731 Superior Ave). I have to agree with "Le Petomane" (original poster) that Super Pollo "rocks!". IMO it is better than Zankou. It may not be as *moist*, bu...

Recs for OC Performing Arts Center / Costa Mesa?

by Michelle 6 years ago

Hello, I did a search, but most of the results are 5-10 years old, so I thought I would ask for more recent information. We're going to a matinee show at the OC Performing Arts Center and are l...

Best lunch in Costa Mesa/Irvine/Santa Ana for under $10

by js76wisco 7 years ago

Pie Not + Sidecar Donuts - I dont have many comparisons to pie not but the crusts are buttery and flakey. The filling range from good to very good. Most of them are very rich but contrast nicel...