Costa Mesa, California

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A small suburb in Orange County, California, Costa Mesa boasts fine dining, varied Southern California recreation, and plenty of arts and culture. The Orange Country Fair holds events frequently at the local Segerstrom Center for the Arts, South Coast Repertory, and South Coast Plaza.

Families can discover Rockreation, a local indoor climbing venue, or any of the nearby amusement parks. Shopaholics will love the new Bridge of Gardens linking both sides of the South Coast Plaza where 270 stores and restaurants from 17 countries await.

The SoBeCa District celebrates art, fashion, and the outdoors with specialty shopping centered on lifestyle and culture. Best of the Road users love Costa Mesa’s array of restaurants recommending Eat Chow, Octica’s Pizza, Marche Moderne, Pinot Provence, and Antonello’s for example.

For even more great eats try the Golden Truffle, Charlie Palmer, Old Vine Café, El Chinaco, Mastro’s or Zipangu. Reviewers described these hometown digs as imaginative, fantastic, and extraordinary. Locals embrace Costa Mesa as Orange County’s hidden gem.

Costa Mesa is a GREAT spot for foodies! I love the little strip mall spots like Tandoori and Habana at the Lab Anti-Mall. Anjin is great Japanese and there is also a cute little pizza place called Ciao pizza that has the most amazing white pizza. I hope this town wins!!
Reviewed by CAfoodie
on September 17, 2012
South Coast Plaza is a really nice area of Southern California- lots of restaurants and great shopping. Check out Champagne French Bistro or Scott's Seafood! Very good.
Reviewed by ajs111979
on September 17, 2012
Beach Pit Barbecue -- I love it! I've tried almost everything on the menu, we always go there when we visit our sister and brother-in-law. I love their cornbread, chili cheesy fries, there's nothing bad on the whole menu. Sinful maybe, but not bad. Friendly staff, it doesn't get better than this.
Reviewed by Just1964susan
on September 17, 2012
The selection here was top notch
Reviewed by michelleba
on September 17, 2012
Costa Mesa is a wonderful combo of relaxed and sophisticated. A wonderful blend of restaurants and atmosphere never leave a dull moment. We are blessed to always have so much going on!
Reviewed by LeslieG
on September 17, 2012
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109,960

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