Costa Mesa, California


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A small suburb in Orange County, California, Costa Mesa boasts fine dining, varied Southern California recreation, and plenty of arts and culture. The Orange Country Fair holds events frequently at the local Segerstrom Center for the Arts, South Coast Repertory, and South Coast Plaza.

Families can discover Rockreation, a local indoor climbing venue, or any of the nearby amusement parks. Shopaholics will love the new Bridge of Gardens linking both sides of the South Coast Plaza where 270 stores and restaurants from 17 countries await.

The SoBeCa District celebrates art, fashion, and the outdoors with specialty shopping centered on lifestyle and culture. Best of the Road users love Costa Mesa’s array of restaurants recommending Eat Chow, Octica’s Pizza, Marche Moderne, Pinot Provence, and Antonello’s for example.

For even more great eats try the Golden Truffle, Charlie Palmer, Old Vine Café, El Chinaco, Mastro’s or Zipangu. Reviewers described these hometown digs as imaginative, fantastic, and extraordinary. Locals embrace Costa Mesa as Orange County’s hidden gem.

Food is so good in this city. So many different choices...I've lived in the area 5 years and haven't gotten even close to trying all of them. My favorite is Old Vine and I also love Scott's Seafood for something fancy. Jerry's Deli is amazing!
Reviewed by KGScarlett
on September 17, 2012
I was so stoked to see Costa Mesa on this list. I drive all the way from Anaheim to hit Seasons 52 and Memphis Cafe and Mastro's for a fancy night out. Amazing food and a great city that totally deserves the best in Food title.
Reviewed by Maria1973
on September 17, 2012
Segerstrom center is amazing! Mastro's is great for dinner (M&C is the best) and SCP is great!
Reviewed by Jkjetson
on September 17, 2012
Costa Mesa . . . What a fantastic town. We always find ourselves heading out that way for a fun day of shopping but better yet for some delicious meals. When we have the little ones with us, a couple favorites are Rainforest Cafe - conveniently located in South Coast Plaza. Or we head over to Beach Pit BBQ right off of 17th Street. Besides the awesome BBQ bites, they have a great outdoor seating area with a lovely play area for the kids. YES, imaging soaking up the beautiful CA sunshine, satisfying your tummy, and the kids are entertained . . . excellent choice for family dinning. Kid free night. Mesa (located in the Camp) is a great choice. Nice ambiance, excellent food, fabulous drinks. Pretty much have loved everything I've tried there. You can never go wrong with the Yardhouse. And if you feel like spending a little more money and enjoy a good steak, Mastro's is the place to splurge. So many great places to eat . . . someday I'll try them all. I think I'm going to try out one of the "raw" restaurants next.
Reviewed by fabilicious
on September 17, 2012
I enjoy visiting Costa Mesa restaurants. Visiting this city has been a delight in both food and experience. I must say, Memphis Cafe is tops on my list.
Reviewed by franswa
on September 17, 2012
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