Choose South Coast Metro for Your Next Culinary Adventure

South Coast Metro is well known for its unsurpassed shopping, arts, and entertainment destinations, and also for its impressive selection of dining options where one can choose from the richest array of casual and reservation-only dining establishments.

With over 100 restaurants from casual to fine dining within a one-mile radius, foodies seeking a memorable culinary adventure can find it among the restaurants in South Coast Metro. Eateries here serve meals for any time of day, including brunch, happy hour, and late-night dining.

Offering appetizing entrées to please every palate, diners can experience cuisines from around the globe without having to cross any borders: Latin American flavors, Asian fusion cuisines, Mediterranean-inspired foods, and of course, traditional American dishes. Healthy vegetarian and vegan options can be found in most restaurants.

But Seabirds Kitchen and Native Foods Café take it to the next level by serving fresh, delicious food while showing compassion for animals and the environment.

For corporate events and other special occasions, many of the restaurants offer convenient and customizable catering menus.

If you are looking to grab a quick bite that is also affordable and delicious, there are many options, such as Wahoo’s Fish Taco, The Halal Guys, Boudin SF, and Corner Bakery. For sit-in, casual dining, and specialty restaurants, diners can enjoy Paragon Cafe, Hashigo Korean Kitchen, Little Onion, and Vitaly Caffe to name a few. Those wanting to experience full-service and fine dining can visit restaurants such as Water Grill, Seasons 52, Mastro’s Steakhouse, and Vaca.

Restaurants in the Metro area can often be found in publications such as The Orange County Register, The Los Angeles Times, and Orange Coast Magazine, where they are highlighted as among the best eateries in Orange County. Most recently, Taco Maria, Knife Pleat, and Hana re received Michelin stars in 2021.

In the Orange County Register’s list of the 75 Best Restaurants in Orange County, more than 10 of them are located in the Costa Mesa area of South Coast Metro. The newspaper reveals:

“There is simply no other city in the county that compares with the diversity, breadth, and quality of Costa Mesa’s restaurants. From the city’s defacto town square (South Coast Plaza) to the Eastside and more recently the Westside, too, there’s a creative energy in the Costa Mesa food community that remains unmatched.”