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3 Flavor Fiestas Happening at Restaurants Around Orange County

Allison Mitchell | August 12, 2019 | Food & Drink


Taco Rosa's turmeric margarita

This Costa Mesa taqueria splashed onto the scene in November with chef Sergio Ortega drawing upon his Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, roots to craft tacos and alambres filled with contra steak, carnitas, al pastor and mahimahi. Book a spot in the plancha room, where you'll watch Ortega and his team prepare plates full of seasonal ingredients, sustainable seafood and humanely raised meats right before your eyes.

Playa Mesa Mexican Kitchen
On bustling 17th Street in Costa Mesa comes the first Mexican concept from adored restaurateurs Mario Marovic and Andrew Gabriel. Newly appointed executive chef Manuel Gonzales is taking the reins in serving tasty enchiladas and meat- and seafood-driven plates paired with roasted seasonal veggies and handpressed corn tortillas. Pair your fare with one of more than 70 tequila offerings.

Taco Rosa
Since 2006, chef Ivan Calderon has been delighting diners with his authentic Mexican cuisine. In time for summer, the Irvine outpost has added 80 seats to its expanded patio, plus new menu offerings like lobster chorizo, sweet potato and Korean barbecue tacos, and turmeric and Noir Cadillac margaritas.


Photography by: outshine pr