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Ricardo's Place - Sharing Authentic Mexican Cuisine is a Family Tradition

When Ricardo's Place Mexican Restaurant first opened in San Juan Capistrano residents took notice as a familiar building took on new life, colorful inviting décor and began to bustle with activity as customers discovered a local hot spot.

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Restaurants serving California Cuisine

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa Vue Restaurant
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

Vue Restaurant offers exceptional California cuisine including the freshest meats and seafood. Their diverse menu and rich and varied wine list add to an elegant yet casual atmosphere to complete your dining experience. The OverVue Lounge offers a warm and friendly ambiance as you relax looking out across the lawn to an endless stretch of blue Pacific.

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Bistros, Cafés & Continental Cuisine

Balboa Bay Club & Resorts - First Cabin
1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach

The First Cabin restaurant is the chic destination to dine in Newport Beach. The casually elegant restaurant showcases views of the yacht-filled harbor. Alfresco seating, cozy banquettes and an adjoining bar fashioned in rich mahogany complete the experience.

31631 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano

French and Belgium Cuisine in a lovely French Country atmosphere. For over 21 years, "a little bite of Belgium in San Juan Capistrano". Patio dining available, in view of the Mission.

NYC Cafe & Catering
31888 Plaza Street, Suite #C-3
San Juan Capistrano

Breathtaking Italian dishes and healthy Mediterranean food at affordable prices. At NYC Cafe, we believe in providing food that tastes and qualifies as a gourmet meal without charging a ridiculous amount. We prepare our sauces, pizzas, calzones, lasagnas, and sandwiches all from scratch with fresh ingredients which we purchase from a local farm. Our bread is freshly baked every morning. Every menu item is made to order. Not only do we put our love into our food, but we value our patrons. After all, it is you that keep our doors open. Therefore we do appreciate your business and we welcome you to our family.

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French Cuisine

31631 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano

French and Belgium Cuisine in a lovely French Country atmosphere. For over 21 years, "a little bite of Belgium in San Juan Capistrano". Patio dining available, in view of the Mission.

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German Food

Old World German Restaurant & Bar
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Visit Europe without leaving Orange County! This authentic German restaurant celebrates 40 years in serving the OC community and features award winning German Sausages, voted #1 by Hells Kitchen. Authentic Schnitzels, Pork Shank, Rouladen, Schweinebraten (Roast Pork), Sauerbraten, German pretzels, Sauerkraut & Potato Salad. Newly added gourmet salads, gluten free & vegetarian meals also readily available. Get your prost on with their amazing variety of German beer or an Old World Cocktail. Enjoy live entertainment every Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Onsite bakery bakes Apple Strudel, Black Forest Cake & bread daily and be sure to shop in the Euro Market, Bakery & Deli for all your needs at home. Old World is also home to the World Famous Oktoberfest, Dachshund Races and has both indoor and outdoor reception sites for parties.

Our bar is open daily from 11am-11pm and has a variety of German beer, schnapps & cocktails. Come watch WORLD CUP 2018 with us. Open for lunch and dinner 7-days per week 11am-9pm.

Loreley Restaurant at the Phoenix Club
1340 S. Sanderson Ave.

Serving original German cuisine, the Loreley Restaurant features such menu items as Sauerbraten and Gefüllte Rindsroulade as well as fine steaks and seafood, complemented by your choice of fine wines or Germany's favorite beers in bottles or on tap.

Open for Dinner Friday through Sunday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Italian Dining

Alza Osteria
131 S Kraemer Blvd B5

Formerly known as Grascio's, this business has been in Brea for over 30 years and has grown to be a favorite in Orange County. Specializing in freshly made pasta dishes and handcrafted pizzas, served with world-class wines and a selection of craft beer that would satisfy any beer geek. Come by, and enjoy a meal with friends and family.

Take out service provided & catering for private events.

Romeo Cucina
Ristorante Italiano & Bar

Two locations:
249 Broadway, Laguna Beach

28241 Crown Valley Pkwy, Laguna Niguel

The Romeo brothers and sisters brings us a rich flavorful tradition of authentic Italian cuisine. "Our Goal is to combine ancient skills with a modern touch of creativity and artistry"

The interior of this warm personable restaurant reflects the artistry of the cuisine. The chefs will entice you with delicious pastas, brick-oven baked pizza, a large variety of fresh fish and grilled meats, along with daily specials that only Romeo's can create.

Wine RoomsTusCA

Experience a fresh fusion of Tuscan cuisine with locally sourced California ingredients at one of the best restaurants in Anaheim. Located in the Hyatt Regency Orange County, diners can enjoy hearty pastas and artisan pizzas baked in an authentic Italian pizza oven. The inviting ambiance of the Tuscan and California countryside is replicated throughout TusCA. The rustic décor features a warm color palette with touches of natural stone and wood.

TusCA is proud to announce that it has received the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor.

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Mexican Cuisine

El Adobe
Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano

The Romance of Old San Juan lives on at Historic El Adobe. Designated a Historical Landmark, El Adobe is steeped in regional history. Dating back to 1778 as one of the Yorba Adobes, it is currently considered on of Orange County's most prestigious and well-respected dining and banquet facilities. Serving Lunch and Dinner Daily.

La Cocina de Ricardo
23532 El Toro Rd., #11
Lake Forest

Outstanding Authentic Mexican food served in a festive and friendly atmosphere. The success of La Cocina de Ricardo is dedicated to the family tradition of excellence that began with Grandma Juana in Mixtlán Jalisco, México.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Las Brisas
361 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach

Enjoy one of the most spectacular views in Orange County while dining on authentic Mexican cuisine here on the California Riviera! Las Brisas' presentations are simply beautiful and include mesquite-broiled New York steak, bouillabaisse with a half-lobster tail and much more. The open-air patio is also a popular spot for watching both the waves and people on sunny days.

Moreno's Restaurant
4328 East Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA

Moreno's has been a staple in the city of Orange for almost 40 years. Serving delicious and traditional Mexican food, diners can enjoy the festive atmosphere with Moreno's strolling Mariachi's and flavorful Margaritas. With a choice of indoor dining or their shaded patio, this is the perfect place to come for that romantic evening get away or festive gathering with family and friends.

Ricardo's Place
Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano

Opening their first restaurant in the middle 1980's, Ricardo's Place maintains a tradition of thoughtfully prepared recipes passed down through generations of family members. Offering the best, healthiest and most affordable Mexican food around.

Catering, food to go and banquet facilities also available.

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Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
1107 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach

Seafood Restaurant in Newport Beach with Locally Sourced Cuisine.

Fresh, simple ingredients are the focus at SHOR American Seafood Grill, which features creative menus with just-caught seafood, housemade ingredients and local produce and fish. Savor a tantalizing mix of Southern, Mediterranean and Southern California inspired cuisine with Midwest roots.

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One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point

enoSTEAK is an intimate steakhouse featuring only the highest quality ingredients. The steaks are from prime grass-fed, pasture-raised beef. The organic produce is grown locally and harvested at the peak of the season from the best areas in Orange County. enoSTEAK also highlights artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and a large selection of fine wines from the wine bar featuring classic California vintages.

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Resort Dining

One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point

enoSTEAK is an intimate steakhouse featuring only the highest quality ingredients. All the steaks are from prime and grass-fed, pasture-raised beef. The organic produce is grown locally and harvested at the peak of the season. enoSTEAK also highlights artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and a large selection of fine wines.

Montage Laguna Beach
30801 South Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach

For fine dining in Orange County, there is no better location than the gourmet restaurants located at Montage Laguna Beach. For casual dining, The Loft features a light and airy décor with a bistro-style bar. Or visit The Studio, where Chef James Boyce's refined and inventive menu reflects masterful attention to detail accented with an elegant, creative touch.

St. Regis Resort
One Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point

Situated high on a bluff overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean, stands St. Regis Resort offering six spectacular ocean-view restaurants which provide dedicated service and delectable cuisine to please every guest's palate. From Michael Mina's acclaimed Stonehill Tavern, a Mobil-rated, Four Star restaurant to the Lobby Lounge with its signature cocktails and light fare where guests can enjoy live entertainment.

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Sunday Brunch

Envy Lounge - Newport Beach
Sundays from 12pm to 6pm

Watch the games and chill out to lounge music with friends while enjoying bottomless champagne, Michilidas, buckets of beer, and delicious entrees, such as: Fruity Pebble French Toast, Chorizo and Potato Benedict, Short Rib Chillaquilles and the Envy Burger. Price $13 to $15 for entrees and $29.99 for entrée with bottomless champagne. No reservations necessary. Must be 21.

Envy Lounge
4647 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA

Orange County Mining Co.
9:30 am - 3 pm

Sunday Brunch in Orange County is a wonderful way to enjoy your weekend. At our View Restaurant, Sunday Brunch is always accompanied by champagne, rustic favorites, spectacular views and unique atmosphere. Our elaborate brunch menu includes-but is certainly not limited to-traditional breakfast foods and lunch favorites like barbeque, prime rib, teriyaki chicken and fresh fish selections. You can also choose to view sporting events in the bar or enjoy your Sunday Brunch on the Terrace. With enough variety to satisfy every appetite from the kids to the adults, this is one Sunday Brunch you'll keep coming back to!

1000 Crawford Canyon Rd.
City of Orange

(Discount $5/each adult seated before 10 am. Additional Sunday Brunch Coupons on Website)

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Dinner Cruises

Cruise Newport Beach
Sunset Cruise Newport Beach -
Live Latin Music Two Cruises To Choose From Nightly

Dine at the legendary Harborside Pavilion on beautiful Newport Bay. Before or after dining at the Pavilion join us on one of our two evening cruises leaving from the Pavilion. Choose from our Fiesta Newport Beach Cruise with live Latin music complimentary chips and salsa, and a unlimited drink special of only $15 (icy legendary Newport Beach margarita is highly recommended) ! Or our Newport Beach Sunset Cruise with beautiful sunsets, live Spanish music, complimentary chips and fresh salsa, and of course the unlimited drink special of $15! Both cruises are 1 ˝ hours and tour Newport Bay as well as the famous Newport Beach coastline. Featured artists both recognized and undiscovered in a venue unique to Orange County. Cruise price only $25

Newport Landing/Newport Bay
309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach

BOOK ONLINE OR CALL: 949-675-0551

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Dinner Theater

The Cirque Magique
Run away to the circus!

Saturday & Sunday Brunch Shows

The Cirque Magique brings the wonder and amazement of the circus to life through an interactive, dining show. Guests enjoy a delicious brunch, while Chuckles, Giggles and Snickers the clowns, entertain the crowd. Featuring jugglers, magicians, stunt performers and more, The Cirque Magique will impress and delight children of all ages. Little ones may even be chosen to participate in this one-of-a-kind, afternoon show.

If you're looking for something fun to do in Orange County and to be entertained at a dining theater fit for the whole family, then run away to the circus with The Cirque Magique!

7600 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620

Merlin's Magic Dinner Theater
2710 E. Chapman Ave.
City of Orange

The Merlin's Magic Dinner Theater is presented weekends and selected holidays at the Rib Trader Restaurant of Orange. Reservation are required. Enjoy a mouth-watering meal by the costumed characters from the show, while Merlin the Magician does everything from sleight of hand magic to grand illusion.

Pirate's Dinner Adventure
World's Most Interactive Dinner Show

Marvel at an astonishing display of special-effects wizardry, aerial artistry, swashbuckling swordplay and dynamic duels, while dining on fine grub and grog, at Pirate's Dinner Adventure. Sail the high seas with Captain Sebastian the Black and his crew; in this classic tale of good vs. evil which offers the perfect blend of action, comedy and romance, along with the opportunity for you to interact with the story.

7600 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620

Teatro Martini Dinner Cabaret
New Socal Entertainment Dinner Theater Experience for Grown Ups

While there are plenty of entertainment venues in SoCal for children and families, there are very few for just grown ups. Teatro Martini is a new, edgy, fun, interactive experience for grown-ups that merges upscale dining with spicy, but not too spicy, entertainment for couples and groups. Grown-ups love the spicy non-stop comedy, fun interactive experience and fantastic dining. Acrobatics, world class magic, great singing and dancing for the demanding Southern California entertainment marketplace were also added. The food is grown-up gourmet, too, served in a cozy, dinner cabaret environment for just 200 people.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 844-249-7865 or click link above to visit us online.
7600 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620

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Private Chef Services & Gourmet Meals at Home

Rainbow Chefs

Let us help you provide a healthy lifestyle for your family by preparing healthy, tasty meals from scratch for you and your family! Use us a little or a lot! We shop, prepare, clean up and serve.

Recipes are made according to your budget, taste and dietary needs. We will create custom menus for you and your family to meet your needs. Our experienced and trained Personal Chefs will take the hard out of everyday meal prep for you and your family. Recipes are child friendly, made fresh at your home, and packed with nutritious value.

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Food Product Compliance / Marketing

Food Trade Consultants
Start you own food business!

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