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Costa Mesa, the City of the Arts®, is about to take your wanderlust to a whole new level. Costa Mesa is where the spotlight shines on live theater, world-class performances, exciting concerts, and more incredible art. But wait, there's more! The city doesn't just stop at tantalizing your artistic senses; it'll also have your taste buds dancing to a gourmet symphony of new and upcoming restaurant openings. Here's the scoop on what's next in the city, where gastronomic brilliance and artistic excellence converge to create an unforgettable tapestry of experiences.
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Introducing El Maizano, the newest culinary sensation crafted by the brilliant team behind esteemed Mexican eateries in Los Angeles and Mexico City. This restaurant is reshaping the landscape of elevated Mexican cuisine, offering a contemporary interpretation of traditional recipes from the vibrant states of Yucatán,Puebla,and Oaxaca. Prepare to be captivated by an array of dishes that pay homage to the essence of masa while celebrating the full diversity of Mexican flavors.
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Step into a culinary adventure at The Plot, where every dish tells a vibrant story of flavor and sustainability. Their 100% plant-based menu has made its way from Oceanside to Orange County focusing on near zero waste from kitchen to table. From their delectable Beet Reuben Sando to irresistible Banana Creme Brulee, each dish uses locally sourced produce and ingredients harvested from their very own Plot Garden!
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orange county museum of art (OCMA)

Unleash your art connoisseur because we're celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Orange County Museum of Art's grand reopening! Prepare to be wowed by avant-garde masterpieces, jaw-dropping sculptures, and thought- provoking installations. It's a kaleidoscope of inspiration where you can dive into the art world through a variety of free events. The museum continues to offer FREE admission.
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Mercado González

The Mexican food scene in Costa Mesa is heating up, and Mercado González  is your ticket to an epic south-of-the-border feast. 27 Puestos, open Mercado, a fine dining restaurant, and so much more. This is not just a market; it's a culinary fiesta! Now open.

Calo Kitchen + Tequila

Introducing "Calo" – the newest culinary gem nestled within the vibrant South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa! This dining destination is a thrilling addition to the city's renowned gastronomic scene. Calo seamlessly marries traditional Mexican flavors with a modern twist, creating an unforgettable dining experience. So, if you're looking to tantalize your taste buds and embark on a culinary adventure, Calo at South Coast Plaza is the place to be.

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