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The city's diverse dining scene has earned Costa Mesa the award for Rand/McNally and USA Today as being the best small town for restaurants west of the Mississippi River. The Orange County Register published its annual 75 Best Places to Eat by food critic Brad A. Johnson and the top four restaurants are also Costa Mesa eateries.


Topping the list at:

  • No. 1, again, is Taco Maria located in SoCO center.
  • No. 2, is South Coast Plaza's Vaca
  • No. 3, Hana re
  • No. 4, Arc

The 75 Best includes 10 more Costa Mesa restaurants, including:

  • Mastro's Steakhouse
  • Restaurant Marin
  • The Capital Grille
  • Shunka Sushi
  • Water Grill
  • Din Tai Fung
  • Manpuku Tokyo BBQ
  • Filomena's Italian Kitchen
  • Rance's Chicago Pizza

Whatever you're craving, you will be sure to find it in Costa Mesa.