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Old 07-12-2020, 09:08 AM
 
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Nick’s Laguna
Anastasia Laguna
Moulin Laguna
Selma’s SJ Capistrano
Urth Cafe Laguna
Love love love Moulin! They have one by the back bay also. Love the eggs. Only downfall is the wonderful coffee is served in big wide mugs that go cold in like three seconds.

Speaking of Nick's Laguna, the South of Nick's (Mexican food) in San Clemente is excellent! Try the street corn side dish!!
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Old 07-12-2020, 01:08 PM
 
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What did they have on their menu 42 years ago?

They've got 5 entrees. A filet, chateaubriand x2, a duck, salmon, and veggie pasta. That's nothing too wild...
I had the best Mexican dish from there. I went there mostly for lunch, not dinner.
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Old 07-13-2020, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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I haven't lived there for the past 16 years, but I still head to this place in Capo Beach whenever I'm in OC. I've been enjoying their food since 1960. Still in the same family.

El Patio Mexican Cafe, corner of Doheny Park Rd and Domingo Ave, Capistrano Beach. (I'll never call that particular area Dana Point, too old to change and it's where I grew up)
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Old 07-13-2020, 08:30 AM
 
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I haven't lived there for the past 16 years, but I still head to this place in Capo Beach whenever I'm in OC. I've been enjoying their food since 1960. Still in the same family.

El Patio Mexican Cafe, corner of Doheny Park Rd and Domingo Ave, Capistrano Beach. (I'll never call that particular area Dana Point, too old to change and it's where I grew up)
Capo Beach, AKA South Dana Point.
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Old 07-15-2020, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Corona del Mar & Coronado, CA
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Maybe La Brisas in Laguna Beach, my sister used to get free gift cards from her work and we went there free.
Just say no to Las Brisas. It is horrid. It would have closed years ago, but for the location. I don't know any locals in LB who eat there. The food is spotty, the service even spottier and customer service is COMPLETELY unknown. They have an endless line of tourist patrons to keep them open.

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I'm sure I'm missing things, but here's what I came up with off the top of my head.

Vietnamese -- Brodard
American -- The Hobbit; A Restaurant; 5 Crowns; The Bungalow
Japanese -- Huntington Ramen
Korean -- Gen; Mr. BBQ
Thai -- Lanta Thai; Sutha Thai
French -- The Cellar
Indian -- Punjab Tandoor (cheap/fast); India Kitchen (middle of the road); Royal Khyber (upscale)
Italian -- Antonello's; Cucina Alessa; North Italia
A very respectable list, here's mine.

Vietnamese -- Brodard Chateau
American -- The Hobbit; Five Crowns; The Quiet Woman
Chinese -- Chong Qing Mei Wei Szechuan Restaurant (Irvine), AJ's (Irvine)
Chinese Dim Sum -- Capital Seafood Irvine (dim sum HAS to have carts)
Japanese -- Kitayama, Takaya Yakitori Izakaya
Japanese Ramen -- Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai
Japanese Sushi --Shunka, Oshima
Korean -- Mo Ran Gak, Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong (Irvine)
Mexican -- Taco Maria, Anepalco, El Mestizo and El Farolito
Mexican, old school Gringo -- El Cholo, Mi Casa and El Matador
Thai -- Thai Nakorn; Lanta Thai
French -- L'Hirondelle, Basilic Balboa Island, The Cellar and Gemmell's Dana Point
Indian -- Mayur Cuisine, Royal Khyber, Punjab Tandoor
Italian -- Rothschild's, Antonello's; Sapori
Sandwich -- Gallo's Deli, Hollinghead's
Breakfast -- Break of Dawn, Jagerhaus
Greek -- Greek Bistro, My Greek Kitchen
Chicken -- Juan Pollo, Zankou, Mrs. Knott's and Roscoe's

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Japanese - Honda Ya (Tustin)
Japanese sushi - Oshima (Orange)
Chinese - Chong Qing Mei Wei Szechuan Restaurant (Irvine)
Chinese - Boiling Point (hot pot) (Irvine)
Chinese - J Zhou (dim sum) (Tustin District)
Thai - Royal Thai Orchid (Orange), nice folks and good food.
Mexican - street tacos, burritos - Taqueria De Anda (Orange)
Persian - Darya (Orange)
American - Five Crowns (CDM)
Vietnamese - Banh Mi Che Cali (Bánh mì sandwiches) (Westminster)
Vietnames - Pho - PhoHolic (Westminster) get the beef rib
More solid choices.

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Chinese (authentic): Paracel Seafood - Westminster, Newport Seafood - Westminster, Sam Woo - Irvine, Din Tai Fung - South Coast Plaza

Japanese: Sushi - Tabi-ji - Orange, Sushi Gesshin - HB; Other - Mitsuwa Market - Costa Mesa (Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Miyabi-tei), Tikiyaki - Orange

Mediterranean: Adonis Mediterranean Grill - Laguna Beach
Mexican: Mariscos Mocorito - Orange, El Campeon - San Juan Capistrano
Mongolian BBQ - Caesar's - Cerritos.
Thumbs up on these too.

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I haven't lived there for the past 16 years, but I still head to this place in Capo Beach whenever I'm in OC. I've been enjoying their food since 1960. Still in the same family.

El Patio Mexican Cafe, corner of Doheny Park Rd and Domingo Ave, Capistrano Beach. (I'll never call that particular area Dana Point, too old to change and it's where I grew up)
Do love El Patio, even if it isn't the best anymore, it is still a classic.
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Old 07-17-2020, 01:56 PM
 
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Just say no to Las Brisas. It is horrid. It would have closed years ago, but for the location. I don't know any locals in LB who eat there. The food is spotty, the service even spottier and customer service is COMPLETELY unknown. They have an endless line of tourist patrons to keep them open.



A very respectable list, here's mine.

Vietnamese -- Brodard Chateau
American -- The Hobbit; Five Crowns; The Quiet Woman
Chinese -- Chong Qing Mei Wei Szechuan Restaurant (Irvine), AJ's (Irvine)
Chinese Dim Sum -- Capital Seafood Irvine (dim sum HAS to have carts)
Japanese -- Kitayama, Takaya Yakitori Izakaya
Japanese Ramen -- Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai
Japanese Sushi --Shunka, Oshima
Korean -- Mo Ran Gak, Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong (Irvine)
Mexican -- Taco Maria, Anepalco, El Mestizo and El Farolito
Mexican, old school Gringo -- El Cholo, Mi Casa and El Matador
Thai -- Thai Nakorn; Lanta Thai
French -- L'Hirondelle, Basilic Balboa Island, The Cellar and Gemmell's Dana Point
Indian -- Mayur Cuisine, Royal Khyber, Punjab Tandoor
Italian -- Rothschild's, Antonello's; Sapori
Sandwich -- Gallo's Deli, Hollinghead's
Breakfast -- Break of Dawn, Jagerhaus
Greek -- Greek Bistro, My Greek Kitchen
Chicken -- Juan Pollo, Zankou, Mrs. Knott's and Roscoe's
Ah yes I forgot about Anapelco's that place is amazing. I also am a big fan of Gabbi's in the circle.
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Old 07-18-2020, 08:41 AM
 
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Italian
Chinese (authentic)
American
Japanese
Korean
Thai
Filipino
French
Dim Sum
Greek
Other
Hot pot
Drive to LA (jk)
I don't know about after the corona virus, but before, Irvine was definitely the place to go for Chinese food in Orange County. Outside of LA County, the best Chinese food in SoCal was in Irvine.

I liked A and J restaurant on Jeffrey and Walnut. Some great Northern Chinese noodles and dumplings there. There was also a Taiji restaurant with Tianjin style breakfast food.

Tasty Garden had Hong Kong style Western food, and Sam Woo, China Garden had dim sum.

There are a few good Chinese places in Little Saigon, too, but can't remember their names. You often have ethnic Chinese born in Vietnam settling in Little Saigon.
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Old 07-18-2020, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Corona del Mar & Coronado, CA
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Ah yes I forgot about Anapelco's that place is amazing. I also am a big fan of Gabbi's in the circle.
Yes, love Gabbi's and how could I forget....

Cuban -- Felix's Continental Cafe
Steak -- The Ranch (Anaheim)

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I don't know about after the corona virus, but before, Irvine was definitely the place to go for Chinese food in Orange County. Outside of LA County, the best Chinese food in SoCal was in Irvine.

I liked A and J restaurant on Jeffrey and Walnut. Some great Northern Chinese noodles and dumplings there. There was also a Taiji restaurant with Tianjin style breakfast food.

Tasty Garden had Hong Kong style Western food, and Sam Woo, China Garden had dim sum.

There are a few good Chinese places in Little Saigon, too, but can't remember their names. You often have ethnic Chinese born in Vietnam settling in Little Saigon.
Yes the two Jeffrey and Walnut shopping centers both have great Chinese. Not great, but solid is the Diamond Jamboree with its mix of Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Taiwanese.
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Old 07-20-2020, 12:34 PM
 
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Playground in Downtown Santa Ana. Menu changes every night so the type of cuisine is impossible to pin down. Food is phenomenal.
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Old 07-20-2020, 02:38 PM
 
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I hate to say this , but my wife's favorite place for a good hamburger is ... In and Out.
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