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Costa Mesa Restaurants

Costa Mesa Restaurants

There is no doubt that Costa Mesa is home to some of California’s finest restaurants in Orange County. Whether you are looking for a comfortable environment to hold a business meeting, taking your family out for fine dining, or just hungry from shopping, we have you covered with the top restaurants in Costa Mesa. There is no need to feel guilty if you want to try all of them, trust us, you will definitely want to come back for seconds.

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Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop utilizes relationships with the finest local food purveyors to bring gourmet ingredients to its guests everyday.

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Native Foods Café

Native Foods menu aims to please the palates of vegans and non-vegans alike, with a variety of hearty dishes, delicious desserts and homemade beverages inspired by the travels of its chefs.

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Wahoo's Fish Taco

Founded by a Costa Mesa surfer and famous for its healthy tacos, Wahoo's is a local favorite.

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Vitaly serves authentic Italian fare like handmade flat bread sandwiches, espresso drinks and gelato.

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Gypsy Den Cafe

More than just a coffee shop, The Gypsy Den is part café, part venue and all community.

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Scott's Restaurant and Bar

This popular restaurant is as famous for its classically prepared fresh seafood as for its aged prime beef. The freshest foods, served in a warm environment, has been the cornerstone of Scott's from day one.

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Maggiano's Little Italy

At Maggiano's, you'll find authentic Italian-American cuisine prepared by gifted chefs, old-neighborhood charm and generous portions being passed around the table.

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La Cave

Located on the westside of Costa Mesa just over the Newport Beach border, this restaurant is an iconic steakhouse and jazz club.

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Bistro Papillote

Bistro Papillote by La Cuisine offers full service breakfast and lunch, including Chef Laurent’s interpretation of quiches, crepes, Croque-Monsieur, and grab-and-go sandwiches and salads.


Pizzeria Ortica

Neapolitan-style, wood-fired pizzas, vibrant salads and handmade pastas will keep you coming back for more.

Small Bites



Many top-rated restaurants in Costa Mesa offer banquet services and catering. From upscale to casual, there is an establishment to fit your banquet needs.

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What's New To Eat

Incredible shopping, theater and year-round sunshine but Costa Mesa's on the map as a culinary destination, too.


Food+Drink in Costa Mesa

A great beverage can enhance the flavor of your food and overall dining experience.

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