What's New To Eat
Costa Mesa offers the best dining options in Orange County. From upscale and fine dining to casual bistros and local favorites, there is something for everyone in the City of the Arts. If you're a food lover, Costa Mesa is the ultimate Southern California dining destination.
Two beloved food trucks, Seabirds and Taco Maria, have both opened their first brick and mortar restaurants. Seabirds Truck recently opened Seabirds Kitchen at the LAB and continues to serve its celebrated locally sourced, vegetarian and vegan fare. Guests can expect the same high-quality dishes that earned Seabirds Truck its reputation as one of the best in Southern California. Taco Maria adds to the already incredible variety of amazing dining options at The OC MIX. In a short amount of time, Taco Maria has received numerous accolades, including "Best Mexican Restaurant" in Orange County from the OC Weekly's annual "Best Of" list. Chef Carlos Salgado creates incredibly delicious meals using time-honored recipes in the sleek new restaurant. No visit to Taco Maria is complete without on order of guacamole.
Marquee Costa Mesa is becoming another regular go-to for food lovers in OC. Jerry's Wood-Fired Dogs and Fluff Ice both recently opened to rave reviews. Jerry's offers diners high-quality hot dogs and sausages with an abundance of topping and sauce options. The potato buns are baked fresh daily and add to the flavor of the dogs. If you love hot dogs, bratwurst and sausage, you have to try Jerry's Wood Fired-Dogs. Fluff Ice's first OC location serves its unique twist on shaved ice. With a one-of-a-kind texture, the 'fluff' is light, airy and full of flavor. Although the fluff's taste is difficult to describe, it's simple to see why there is so much buzz surrounding Fluff Ice.
As more new restaurants are added, the culinary options available in Costa Mesa are seemingly endless. There's also the Michelin-rated dumpling house Din Tai Fung, famous for its delicately steamed dumplings at South Coast Plaza. If you're looking for a great meal, look no further than Costa Mesa - it's the ideal OC destination to indulge in the Art of Dining.