New in South Coast Metro 05-16-18 | Top 20 Cheap Eats in OC
Restaurant Reviews: Top 20 places for cheap eats in Orange County for 2018
It’s easy to get carried away and accidentally spend a ton of money eating out in Orange County. It’s also easy to dine very well on the cheap. Here are my favorite places to eat very well for less than $20.
10. East Borough
The best restaurant at The Camp is the one without four walls. This outdoor Vietnamese cafe serves a limited menu that includes the best banh mi in the county. Plus, on weekends, they serve dang good kaya toast (spread w/ coconut jam and a poached egg).
Best thing on the menu: Grilled pork banh mi.
2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714-641-5010, east-borough.com
Most poke is skippable unless you’re in Hawaii where the fish was pulled from the ocean a few hours prior. Calipoke isn’t like most poke places. It’s overseen by one of the best sushi chefs in California.
Best thing on the menu: Yellowtail poke bowl.
2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714-280-4720, cali-poke.com