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Amorelia Mexican Café       

2200 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: (949) 646-1422
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Atmosphere: Casual
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine: Mexican
Services: Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks
Hours: Mon - Thurs 10am - 9pm, Fri - Sat 9am - 10pm, Sau 9am - 8pm
$$ Deals and Specials: 
HAPPY HOUR - Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri! [ 3:30pm to 6:30pm ]
$3 Beers $5 House Margaritas & Sangria 
$5 Appetizers
TACO TUESDAY [ 4pm-9pm ]
3 x $5 Street tacos. 
3 x $6 Tacos Dorados 
$3 Beers, $5 Sangria and $5 House Margaritas!
About: Amorelia Mexican Cafe is a family owned and operated restaurant that is committed to providing the tastiest Mexican food in Costa Mesa, CA. There are plenty of restaurants that offer a taste of American Mexican food, but you haven’t really tried Mexican food if you haven’t tried what we have to offer.

Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen           

110 W Birch St
Brea, CA 92820
Phone: (714) 255-1040
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Atmosphere: Casual
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine: Mexican
Services: Serves lunch, dinner and drinks
Hours: Sun - Mon 11:30am - 10pm, Tues - Thurs 11:30am - 10:30pm, Fri - Sat 11:30am - 11:30pm
$$ Deals and Specials: Changes daily
About: Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen was born out of a love and passion for Latin cuisine. The California-Latin inspired menu adapts the culinary heritage of Mexico and Latin America to a fresh modern style. In the open kitchen guests can watch savory dishes being prepared in the wood-fired oven, while free range Jidori chickens roast to perfection and tacos are topped with homemade fire-roasted salsas

Chelas Mexican Grill                 

29975 Alicia Pkwy
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Phone: (949) 542-4606
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Atmosphere: Casual
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine: Mexican
Services: Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 9pm, Sat - Sun 8am - 9pm
$$ Deals and Specials: Taco Tuesday and Thursday
About: Chelas Mexican Grill - Where traditional, authentic recipes are prepared using only the freshest ingredients and are served in a fast, casual setting.  Chelas offers tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, taquitos and a kids menu.  We have Pacifico draft beer, as well as domestic and other imports and five wines by the glass.  We serve chicken, rib-eye and carnitas meats.  Our salsa and guacamole are made daily from only the freshest ingredients.  We hand grate all our cheeses for each order, we don't use the pre-shredded bagged mexi-cheeses.  Our flour tortillas are raw and only cooked once you've ordered, giving you the freshest tortilla possible.  At Chelas its all about "el sabor,"  the flavor!



Newport Beach

7832 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.

Newport Beach, CA 92657

Phone: (949) 494-1239

45 Fortune Drive #400,

Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: (949) 872-2101
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Atmosphere: Tropical setting in Newport and sophisticated upscale in Irvine
Dress Code: Nice casual
Cuisine: Mexican
Services: Lunch, Dinner
Hours: Please call location for hours
About: Javier's offers authentic home style Mexican cuisine. Starting with a large selection of fresh ingredients is key to the quality and taste you experience here. If you start with the finest ingredients you’ll end up with the best tasting cuisine! Offering the finest selection of premium Tequilas ( the largest selection of premium tequilas in OC), Ocean view dining in Newport Beach, and sophisticated style in the Irvine Spectrum. Outstanding food both locations.

​La Vida Cantina              

1870 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: (949) 612-2349
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Atmosphere: Casual
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine: Mexican
Services: Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
Hours: Mon 4pm - 9pm,  Tue 4pm - 1am, Wed 4pm - 10pm, Thu 4pm - 12am, Fri 12pm - 1am, Sat 11am - 1am, Sun 10am - 9pm
About: La Vida Cantina is an inviting Mexican restaurant with a lively bar and boasting an energetic atmosphere. The spacious patio is Orange County’s new place to be seen, with a large pentagon-shaped bar, ample lounge seating to relax and mingle, and five fire pits, all under two Mexican-inspired palapas. The interior features beautiful dark wood, warm lighting and contemporary Mexican murals.

Las Brisas

361 Cliff Drive

Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-5434
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Atmosphere: overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Laguna Beach
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine: Mexican, Steak, Seafood
Services: Lunch, Dinner, Catering
Hours: See website for hours
$$ Deals and Specials: Sunday Brunch 9am - 3pm Adults $27.95 Kids $12.95
About: We at Las Brisas take pleasure in presenting the authentic cuisine of the Mexican Riviera for your dining pleasure.  The menu represents a collection of recipes discovered along the 3,000 miles of Mexico’s west coast. Long overdue for introduction into the U.S., this school of cooking is inspired by the abundant seafood of the region and by international tastes of sun worshipers who have made it one of the world’s favorite playgrounds for more than half a century.

Mi Casa Restaurant & Bar             

Costa Mesa

296 E. 17th Street,

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Phone: (949) 645-7626

Rancho Santa Margarita
22322 El Paseo,

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  92688

Phone: (949) 635-9538
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Atmosphere: Casual
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine: Mexican
Services: Lunch, Dinner

Hours: Costa Mesa: Daily from 11am-10pm | RSM: Sun - Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri - Sat 11am-11pm
About: Mi Casa is a casual ‘come as you are’ family restaurant and is famous for its high-quality food, generous portions, family atmosphere and traditional Sonora-style recipes − all offered at an affordable price. The theme is very warm and rustic. The dining room is filled with accents of red brick, weathered chairs, iron details, wagon wheel chandeliers, candlelight and old retro memorabilia as a celebration of Mi Casa’s heritage.


8577 Irvine Ctr Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (949) 608-9990
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Atmosphere: Casual, trendy    
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine: Mexican
Services: Serves lunch, dinner and drinks
Sun – Thu 11am – 9pm, Fri – Sat 11am – 10pm
About: Puesto successfully mixes a casual attitude with an original twist on Mexican street food, knows the true meaning of fresh. Every made-to-order, gourmet taco, bowl and salad is prepared fresh.

Red O Restaurant                 

143 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (949) 718-0300
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Atmosphere: Trendy, Nice
Dress Code: Dressy
Cuisine: Mexcian, Seafood
Services: Serves dinner and drinks
Hours: Sun - Thurs 5pm - 10pm, Fri- Sat 5pm - 11pm
About: Dining at Red O is an experience like no other - offering a unique combination of highly acclaimed Mexican style cuisine and genuine service in an elegant atmosphere.

SOL Agave      

31111 Rancho Viejo
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: (949) 218-1158
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Atmosphere: Casual
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine: Mexican
Services: Serves Lunch, dinner and brunch
Hours: Closed Mondays, Tues - Thurs 11am - 9:30pm, Fri - Sat 11am - 10:30pm, Sun 10am - 9pm
About: Long before what has become the "best mexican restaurant in SJC" our dream began in 2015 inside a 17ft. food truck with a burning desire of changing the way guest perceived food truck food to be..
Chef Manny and I have always believed that mexican food doesn't have to be greasy and fatty or simply tacos and burritos so we head out in our journey that has now become our destiny... 

Sol Cocina

251 Pacific Coast Highway

Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (949) 675-9800
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Cuisine: Mexican
Services: Lunch, Dinner
Hours: Mon - Wed 11:30am - 10pm, Thurs - Fri 11:30am - 11pm, Sat 10am - 11pm, Sun 10am - 10pm
About: SOL Cocina is a unique restaurant and bar featuring Executive Chef Deborah Schneider's bold, modern interpretations of traditional Coastal Mexican cuisine with a focus on fresh, sustainable ingredients. Designed to echo the expansive sea, sky, and desert of the Baja peninsula, SOL features old world charm juxtaposed with an urban comfort, including an open exhibition kitchen with counter seating for guests who like to see the bustling kitchen that mimics the Baja taco bar. SOL's bar creates spectacular hand-crafted-to order fresh fruit margaritas and cocktails inspired by the authentic, seasonal flavors of the menu. SOL offers over 70 artisan, premium and ultra premium tequilas and mezcals.


7631 Edinger Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: (714) 894-2792
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Atmosphere: Trendy    
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine: Mexican
Services: Serves lunch, dinner and drinks
Hours: Sun - Thurs 11am - 10pm, Fri - Sat 11am - 11pm
About: With solita, Partners Matt Baumayr, Rich Howland and Executive Chef Deborah Schneider have created yet another unique interpretation of contemporary Mexican food, with its own personality, look and distinctive menu. Similar to SOL, solita takes from that same SOL essence by building on an appreciation for fresh ingredients, big flavors, and seasonally changing menus. The goal is to deliver a Mexican food experience in a way that represents the most loved culinary aspects from the coast of Baja.


Taco Rosa
13792 Jamboree Rd
Irvine, CA 92602
Phone: (714) 505-6080

Taco Rosa
2632 San Miguel Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone:  (949) 720-0980

TLT Food
705 Spectrum Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone:  (949) 727-1414

TLT Food
1332 Bison Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone:  (949) 873-5332

Tortilla Republic
480 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone:  (949) 393-4888

440 S Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
Phone:  (714) 502-0255

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