Taco Mesa

Top choice mexican in Costa Mesa

Brightly painted in Mexican Day of the Dead art, this out-of-the-way stand is a local institution for fresh, healthy, sustainably farmed tacos of steak, beer-battered fish and more, with an awesome salsa bar. We like the tacos blackened, with cheese, chipotle sauce, cabbage relish and crema fresca. The niños (kids) menu offers quesadillas and such.

For dessert, share a massive slice of almond tres leches cake with someone you (want to) love.