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Although Azteca serves staple south-of-the-border comfort food, the decor isn't what you'd find in a typical Mexican restaurant. To describe it in one word: Elvis. Aside from walls filled with King memorabilia such as bobbleheads and signed posters, Elvis impersonators regularly perform at the eatery's Bobby Vegas Karaoke Club. It's all a part of owner J.J. Jauregui's love for the legendary performer, a love that gives Azteca its distinct character. Nontraditional environment aside, the food itself traces its origins back to 1957, when Jaregui's Aunt Connie served family-recipe burritos on Garden Grove. Today, the menu has expanded to include pork tamales, taquitos, and strip steaks smothered in housemade garlic sauce.

12911 Main Street
Garden Grove,
CA
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One of the best things about living in Southern California is the weather, and Arabisc Restaurant and Hookah Lounge helps patrons take advantage of that with one of the largest patios in Orange County. There, guests can catch the game on four 60-inch TVs and one giant 150-inch screen. The relaxing lounge further entertains with a live singer who belts tunes every Tuesday and Thursday night.

In between blowing smoke rings, patrons can dig into Mediterranean, Egyptian, Khaliji, and Arabic food, including?kofta lamb and chicken kebabs, kabsa, maklouba, stuffed pigeons, and roasted half chickens, as well as vegetarian favorites such as falafel and tabbouleh.

Arabisc also brings its food?including whole lambs, roasted ducks, and tagines?to special events such as weddings and jury duty reunions.

9562 Chapman Ave
Garden Grove,
CA
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Dim lighting flickers off cobblestone walls as guests at On the Rocks Bar & Grill socialize over steaks and burgers or gape at 20 TVs broadcasting sports. Plates of hand-formed burgers and slow-cooked ribs occupy tabletops in the dining room, whereas patrons sip drinks and enjoy nightly specials out on the patio. The eatery’s late-night menu keeps guests satiated well into the night with chicken tenderloins and fried strips of the moon.

12752 Valley View Street
Garden Grove,
CA
US

At Bleu/XO Restaurant & Sports Lounge, diversity reigns. It's visible not only in the entertainment—which ranges from Sunday-night dance lessons to televised sports games—but also in the cuisine itself. The house special fried rice mixes the classic Chinese dish with egg, shrimp, and Chinese sausage, though that's not the only twist the menu harbors. Savory crepes brim with shrimp, pork and sprouts in the Vietnamese tradition, rather than the traditional French style of filling a crepe with a baguette. The menu even touches on Thai flavors with a tabeletop hot pot in which diners cook their own mussels and shrimp with in a spicy broth.

After 9 p.m., diners are invited to enjoy live music in the restaurant.

14160 Beach Blvd
Westminster,
CA
US