Orange County, CA
Orange County, CA

Tacos Carne Asada


Playa Mesa

Tacos Carne Asada

Playa Mesa
428 East 17th Street
Costa Mesa, California, 92627
(949) 287-5292
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Orange County is a big place. And as an out-of-towner, I’d assume there’s good Mexican on every corner. The question is, which one? We ended up at this buzzy outdoor eaterie in Costa Mesa and all I could think was “these are beautiful people.” That was until the beautiful food arrived. I went simple: steak tacos! The chunks of carne asada were tender and flavorful, the rice fluffy and the frijoles, right on! What made it so fundamentally Cailfornia were those two chunks of fresh avocado smiling up at me. Even if they did that in NYC, it would not taste so darned fresh and good.

DISHED UP BY...

Ken Carlton

Ken is the author of FOOD FOR MARRIAGE and co-author of THE HUNGER. His screen credits include a screenplay with the folks who brought you "Babette's Feast." He is an inveterate midnight chef with a penchant for all things tartare.

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