Mexican Restaurants in Costa Mesa

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The family that owns Tacos and Company is dedicated to authenticity. Since they opened the first of their three locations in 1991, they've been crafting burritos, seafood tacos, and steaks by drawing upon techniques honed at Mexico's food stands, rural kitchens, and guacamole rivers. Fresh produce and seafood, lard-free beans, and premium meats—like slow-cooked carnitas—join up with house marinade and daily made salsas. Every single corn chip lands on a plate the day it emerges from the fryer. Vegetarian options abound, too. The eatery's catering skills are praised by clients.

3001 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa,
CA
US

It's no wonder why Caliente Southwest Grille is always so crowded. Using locally grown vegetables and making their own sauces, salsas, and dressings in-house, the chefs serve both Tex-Mex classics and intriguing innovations.?For example, there's the carnitas platter, a helping of tender braised pork cooked in banana leaves, and the seafood tacos, brimming with wild salmon, grilled mahi-mahi, or Cajun shrimp. Pineapple tortilla wraps are livened up with a fresh pineapple-jicama relish, and salads like the caliente tropical salad prove that even vegetables can set your ears on fire. Breakfast is also available, with offerings like french toast or chorizo and egg burritos.

271 E 17th St
Costa Mesa,
CA
US