Top 10 Mexican food in Costa Mesa, California, United States

November 8, 2019 Ying Subia

Discover Restaurants offering the best Mexican food in Costa Mesa, California, United States. Costa Mesa is a city in Orange County, California. Since its incorporation in 1953, the city has grown from a semi-rural farming community of 16,840 to a primarily suburban and edge city with an economy based on retail, commerce, and light manufacturing. The population was 109,960 at the 2010 United States Census.
Things to do in Costa Mesa

10. Avila's El Ranchito

2101 Placentia Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3301 Mexican, Latin Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Table Service +1 949-642-1142 http://avilaselranchito.com
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4 based on 61 reviews

Avila's El Ranchito

Reviewed By Deana S

We stopped by for a Mexican meal and was not disappointed. My husband had not been for several years but we were on the freeway and decided to come in for a visit. The service was impeccable and the management really has a team that is supportive of each other and provides great service to it's customers. We were really impressed and spoke to the manager before leaving the restaurant. If there was an empty dish or glass it was quickly filled by any of the team members. The salsa is very good, chunky with a little zing. Fresh corn tortillas also delivered to the table with butter, and chips. Yum. We really enjoyed both of our meals. We ate the Azteca burrito and a combination meal with chicken taco and chile relleno. Ingredients were fresh and the refried beans were light and tasty. We will be back. No alcohol on this trip. also was nicely decorated for upcoming valentine's day.

9. Wahoo's Fish Tacos

3000 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-3036 Mexican, Seafood Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations +1 714-435-0130 http://www.wahoos.com
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4 based on 72 reviews

Wahoo's Fish Tacos

Reviewed By Dennis B

This was my first time visiting a Wahoo's Fish Tacos and I was really impressed. The staff were friendly, professional and courteous. Oh, by the way did I forget to mention that the food was fantastic! I had the Banzai Bowl with cajun chicken and a spicy 'chi taco and both were delicious.

8. Great MEX

703 E Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1305 Mexican Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television +1 949-675-0808 http://www.greatmexgrill.com/
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4 based on 159 reviews

Great MEX

Reviewed By Keri M

One of the better local Mexican food opportunities. Good flavor, casual take-out or eat in, consistent.

7. Eat Chow

211 62nd St, Newport Beach, CA 92663-2003 American, Mexican, Cafe, Contemporary, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards +1 949-423-7080 http://www.eatchow.com/newport-beach/
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4 based on 179 reviews

Eat Chow

We are local little spots that have became one of Orange County's favorites for elevated comfort food. We are just-off-the-beaten-path restaurants that are low key yet deliver a BIG gastronomical punch with our dishes that combine American comfort food wi

Reviewed By Starryskies227

A large group of us went here for dinner and we were not disappointed! From the Parmesan truffle fries to the salmon sandwich, everything was fresh and tasty. I would eat here again and again. My only complaint was that the restaurant was hot until they turned on the AC. But once they did, everything was great.

6. Eat Chow

1802 Newport Blvd The Entrance is on E. 18th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2710 Mexican, American, Cafe, Contemporary, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 949-650-2469 http://www.eatchow.com/costa-mesa
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4 based on 88 reviews

Eat Chow

We are local little spots that have became one of Orange County's favorites for elevated comfort food. We are just-off-the-beaten-path restaurants that are low key yet deliver a BIG gastronomical punch with our dishes that combine American comfort food wi

Reviewed By Anonymous855

One food adventurer and one less so wandered into this place just off of Newport Blvd on 18th street. They had something for both of us at breakfast, I had the "Fried Egg" and expected the items to come deconstructed on the plate...nope they were stacked but it was good. My friend had regular food and the potatoes looked sort of bland being so lightly cooked. I would go again and try some other items on the menu. Keep up the good cooking and pleasant service. Think about adding some sound proofing on the ceiling please.

5. Eat Chow

1802 Newport Blvd The Entrance is on E. 18th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2710 Mexican, American, Cafe, Contemporary, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 949-650-2469 http://www.eatchow.com/costa-mesa
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4 based on 88 reviews

Eat Chow

We are local little spots that have became one of Orange County's favorites for elevated comfort food. We are just-off-the-beaten-path restaurants that are low key yet deliver a BIG gastronomical punch with our dishes that combine American comfort food wi

Reviewed By Anonymous855

One food adventurer and one less so wandered into this place just off of Newport Blvd on 18th street. They had something for both of us at breakfast, I had the "Fried Egg" and expected the items to come deconstructed on the plate...nope they were stacked but it was good. My friend had regular food and the potatoes looked sort of bland being so lightly cooked. I would go again and try some other items on the menu. Keep up the good cooking and pleasant service. Think about adding some sound proofing on the ceiling please.

4. Sol Cocina

251 E Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Mexican, Southwestern, Latin Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Live Music +1 949-675-9800 http://www.solcocina.com
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4 based on 280 reviews

Sol Cocina

Reviewed By Aussiejack1

We had a great casual dinner here, and although the wait to be seated in the restaurant was over an hour, we seated ourselves right away in the large bar area (with teenagers) The sevice was prompt, we started with guac (that could have used more seasoning and delicious roasted corn (the best dish of the night!) Thee fish tacos were very good and the portions were large. The music in the bar was good but quite loud, not allowing for conversation.

3. Taco Mesa

647 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2715 Mexican, Latin, Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible +1 949-642-0629 http://www.tacomesa.com
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4 based on 139 reviews

Taco Mesa

Reviewed By 658MarkusM

We have friends in town visiting and we took them to Taco Mesa on 19the Street in Costa Mesa. The place in fun just on the outside - you cannot miss the graffitis. But this is a good and not an art review. And the food does deliver. I had a chicken Quesadilla, everyone else had A good sampling of all the Taco offerings. What I have tried, was all outstanding.Caution, the food is initially not spicy, but there are a few sauces available to spice things up to meet everyone’s needs.We will be back, especially now where it’s a bit colder outside and you can have dinner outside under the heat lanterns - great food, great vibe.

2. Taco Maria

3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1550 Mexican, Latin Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +1 714-538-8444 http://www.tacomaria.com/
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4 based on 133 reviews

Taco Maria

Reviewed By tomswift33

While the food is quite good, this small restaurant has an utter disregard for customer service. The dining experience is terrible, in spite of the excellent food. Don't bother, when there are a 3 better restaurants within walking distance of this place.

The 10 Best Things to Do in Costa Mesa, United States

1. Eat Chow

1802 Newport Blvd The Entrance is on E. 18th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2710 Mexican, American, Cafe, Contemporary, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 949-650-2469 http://www.eatchow.com/costa-mesa
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4 based on 88 reviews

Eat Chow

We are local little spots that have became one of Orange County's favorites for elevated comfort food. We are just-off-the-beaten-path restaurants that are low key yet deliver a BIG gastronomical punch with our dishes that combine American comfort food wi

Reviewed By Anonymous855

One food adventurer and one less so wandered into this place just off of Newport Blvd on 18th street. They had something for both of us at breakfast, I had the "Fried Egg" and expected the items to come deconstructed on the plate...nope they were stacked but it was good. My friend had regular food and the potatoes looked sort of bland being so lightly cooked. I would go again and try some other items on the menu. Keep up the good cooking and pleasant service. Think about adding some sound proofing on the ceiling please.

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