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The Insider’s Guide To Dining In Orange County
Home to Disneyland, surf-city USA, a thriving art scene, pockets of immigrant communities, and the LA Times’ 2018 Restaurant of the Year, Orange County is one of the most exciting places to eat in California.
Shows like “Real Housewives”, “Arrested Development”, “Laguna Beach”, and “The Hills” have brought Orange County into the living rooms of people across the country… but the drama and glamour they show doesn’t fairly represent the OC. Locals and those lucky enough to have traveled here know the truth: Orange County is a diverse, laid-back, and delicious place. Between the many theme parks, beaches, and historical sites (including the state’s oldest building, the Mission San Juan Capistrano), it can be hard to know where to start exploring!
Here’s everything you need to know about eating well in Orange County in 2018.
Orange County Dining Trends & Cultural Influences
Angelenos are venturing out of the city to sample Orange County’s dining scene.
Orange County is home to the Los Angeles Times’ 2018 Restaurant of the Year, Taco Maria. But it’s also home to over one-fourth of Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S.
Garden Grove offers access to traditional and exceptional Vietnamese food and Little Saigon draws in visitors with authentic food that’s hard to find anywhere else. But there are also dozens of Korean Restaurants down Harbor Boulevard, can’t-miss Mediterranean in Anaheim Hills, and tasty delights tucked away in Little Arabia. Not to mention all of the restaurants along PCH main streets from Seal Beach to San Clemente.
Everything from ethnic restaurants and delis to locally sourced seafood, seasonally-driven menus are easily accessible in Orange County. And with a slower pace, ocean views, and slightly less traffic, why wouldn’t you want to escape the city to discover these culinary delights?
Cali-Baja and Mexican flavors are everywhere.
Orange County is home to the best Mexican food in California. Closer to the border than other big California cities, there’s a long history of immigrants making Orange County their home and bringing the bright flavors and beautiful traditions of Mexico with them.
Originating in San Diego and Baja, Chef Javier Plascencia pioneered the Cali-Baja marriage between Mexican flavors and local, seasonal ingredients. While Taco Maria is the current foodie darling, there are many other Mexican food powerhouses in Orange County. Carnitas Uruapan uses creative and delicious ways to incorporate the entire pig, tail to snout, into their menu. Sol Cocina serves up a Baja driven seafood menu. And you can even find the Mexican delicacy crickets on the menu at El Fortin.
Fresh Pacific Ocean seafood dominates menus across Orange County.
While seafood has always been popular in Orange County, thanks in part to easy access to fresh Pacific catches, it’s been seeing something of a renaissance in recent years. As health-conscious diners demand more seafood and adventurous eaters seek new dining experiences outside of easy-to-find steak and chicken, there’s been a rise in excellent Orange County seafood restaurants.
Andrew Gruel of Slapfish is leading the way for approachable, affordable seafood with his mission to ‘make seafood sexy again’. In addition to sustainable, inventive, and fast-casual trends, you can enjoy your seafood with a view at these OC staples: The Cannery, Woody’s Wharf, Las Brisas, and Char House.
Where to eat in Orange County in 2018
Taco Maria – Recently named the LA Times 2018 Restaurant of the Year by Jonathan Gold, Taco Maria is Michelin-starred Chef Carlos Salgado tribute to generations of family cooking. His cuisine is the cultural love child of the best of both Mexican and American ingredients and traditions. Chef Salgado calls this combination of tradition and adaptation Alta California cooking. Heirloom and specialty corns are the basis of his dishes.
Playground 2.0 – Located next to Playground, Playground 2.0 is an 18-seat culinary theatre dedicated to themed multi-course dinners. Reservations are required and events sell out quickly. Past themes have included Chino Farms, LA Fish Market, Swine City, Ultimate Steak Dinner, and Wanderlust. If you’re really lucky, you may be able to score invite-only seats to one of their exclusive events.
Farmhouse – Former Owner/Chef of Sage Restaurants Richard Mead partners with Roger’s Gardens for this “field-to-fork” restaurant. Farmhouse sits on seven acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. The open-air cafe lets diners bask in beauty and inspiration. The menu focuses on sustainable, local, seasonal ingredients that form the perfect foundation for flavorful, satisfying food.
Sushi Noguchi – Recently voted the best sushi restaurant in Orange County by OC Weekly, this Yorba Linda Boulevard restaurant will satisfy any sushi lover. Omakase is the best way to explore the best that Sushi Noguchi has to offer and you can choose between Hiro’s Omakase ($100 per person) or Jun’s Omakase ($50 per person). Both deliver the highest quality, authentic, and delicious dishes that leave diners enchanted.
Broadway – Award-winning Chef Amar Santana brings his vision of the Modern Cuisine of The Americas to life at Broadway. Food is front and center at this inspired Orange County restaurant. From the relationships with local farms and the commitment to using the freshest seasonal ingredients to the open kitchen that’s the center of activity and attention – Chef Amar Santana creates adventurous, exceptional dishes.
Bring the best food in Orange County to the comfort of your home with a Private Chef
You can enjoy an unforgettable meal anywhere in Orange County… even in your home! At Your Table makes it easy for anyone to hire one of our Personal Chefs for any occasion. Bring the very best Personal Chefs into your home or chosen venue to create the perfect dining experience wherever you are in Orange County.
Just imagine one of these accomplished and talented chefs cooking a private meal for you…
Chef Ray Luna – “Use impeccable seasonal ingredients with care, love and passion for the craft and it will transfer to the food and ultimately to the ones eating.” That’s Chef Ray’s mantra. Chef Ray was introduced to the restaurant world via his father’s restaurant, Valentino’s, in Palm Springs. He went to work for Chef Jeremiah Tower of Stars, Patrizio Sacchetto of the Blue Fox, and as a Private Chef, he’s worked for billionaire Tom Gores, Barbara Sinatra, and Will & Jada Smith and their family. In addition to working in impressive restaurants (including Patina and Spago), Chef Ray is a Partner & Executive Chef at Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie in Northern L.A. If you’re looking for an inspiring, entertaining experience to remember, Chef Ray will make it happen. You can learn more or book an event with Chef Ray here.
Chef Robert Detrick – Chef Robert has worked alongside some of the best chefs and sommeliers in Los Angeles’s finest restaurants. These experiences shaped his passion and devotion to sourcing only the best ingredients and focusing on exciting flavor profiles. If you’re passionate about sourcing – you’ll love Chef Robert. He believes that environment directly influences the quality and flavor of ingredients – from the river a salmon was born in, to the mineral content of a vineyard. He translates this obsession with sourcing into beautiful, unforgettable menus. You can learn more or book an event with Chef Robert here.