Orange County locals love a good dining experience and Mexican restaurants are one of the most popular choices. With so many Mexican restaurant options in the area, Orange County residents need to know which one they should try. Here are the top three in Orange County right now.
- Costa Mesa
- Ladera Ranch
- Mission Vieja
Taco Mesa is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Orange County. The owner is Ivan Calderon who can cook an excellent steak taco with tomatillo salsa and cooks the delicious blackened chicken breast burritos. He offers healthy and organic options which make his restaurant unique. He makes authentic dishes like the lobster bisque and the tamarind vinaigrette salads.
Avila's El Ranchito - 182 South Orange Street, Orange
These are located throughout the county with 11 different locations. They are unique for offering huge portions and great prices, so people love to bring the whole family out. Each location has their own style, like the Lake Forest location is right on the beach and there are huge banquet rooms in the Newport and Santa Ana locations.
Some of the locations offer catering for events. Their dishes are authentic Mexican recipes, like Grandma's soup of chicken, rice, cilantro, avocado and tomato. The restaurant is family owned and they intend to keep passing it on down through the family.
Mi Casa Mexican - 296 E 17th Street, Costa Mesa
Mi Casa Mexican started in 1972 in Costa Mesa. They just opened a new location at 22322 El Paseo Rancho Santa Margarita, which offers a bar, patio, and airy dining room. The menu includes dishes like salads, grilled fish, and spinach enchiladas.
Avila's El Ranchito, Mi Casa Mexican, and Taco Mesa are three of the best options in Orange County for a great Mexican dish.