best places to eat in irvine

best places to eat in irvine

Irvine is a popular choice for military families. Encouraging that, Irvine is home to the Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro. And yes, we have a lot food in Irvine but not necessarily the best places to eat. If you’re looking for an awesome restaurant, check out these five locations…#1 – Chili’s. Whether for lunch, dinner or just a snack, you’ll find a wide selection of delicious food in Irvine. If you’re searching for the best places to eat in irvine, check out our list of top rated restaurants below.

If you’re looking for the best places to eat in Irvine, California, then look no further. We’ve put together a list of some of the best local restaurants in the area.

First on our list is Gringo’s Mexican Food. This restaurant has been serving up delicious Mexican food since it first opened its doors in 2010. The restaurant has gone through some renovations over the years but it still retains its charm and has a friendly atmosphere that makes everyone feel comfortable.

Gringo’s Mexican Food is located at 1101 North Mason Avenue in Irvine, CA 92614. If you want to learn more about this restaurant or make reservations, visit their website at

Irvine has a lot of great restaurants, but we’ve narrowed down our top picks to make your life easier.

First off, you need to try the Big Daddy’s BBQ. It’s an irish pub with some of the best Irish food around. It’s not only delicious, but they have a wide variety of beers on tap and in bottles as well.

You will also want to check out the [restaurant name]. This is a fun place with great food and really good beer selection. They even have a private room where you can bring your family and friends for dinner or drinks after work!

A last place for dinner is [restaurant name]. The atmosphere is so welcoming here that it feels like home, even if you’re not from Orange County!

unique places to eat in irvine


2700 Alton Pkwy Ste 123, Irvine, map

This Taiwanese Bakery opened their first U.S. location in Irvine, and when they first opened, the lines wrapped around outside. Even when we visited, it was still busy, but much more manageable than the first time we visited. They serve coffee, cakes, pastries, and more. We ordered the sea salt coffee and tried a bunch of different pastries, and our favorite is the Taro Bread. 


14805 Jeffrey Rd Ste D, Irvine, map

This is a Taiwanese chain and is our friends’ go-to spot for beef noodle soup. Don’t forget to order the scallion pancakes and cucumber salad in hot garlic sauce. 


2607 Main Street, Irvine, map

If you’re looking for a feel-good food spot, 100% of the profits from Andrei’s goes towards finding a cure for Retinitis Pigmentosa. We can’t speak for the food, but we went for cocktails and loved their barrel-aged Manhattan.  

best restaurants spectrumin irvine

Yard House

71 Fortune Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 753-9373
Yardhouse Irvine

Yard House is the go-to restaurant for all ages. The menu is vast and varied with a standout draft beer selection and the quality and price of the food makes it a popular venue for business lunches, girls’ night out and everything else in between. Happy Hour is a steal with a large selection of half priced appetizers. The restaurant is on the loud side which makes eating with kids here stress free.

CUCINA enoteca

31 Fortune Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 861-2222

Sister restaurant of the wildly-popular CUCINA urbana in San Diego, newly-opened CUCINA enoteca brings a fresh California-Italian dining experience to Orange County. The location provides ample people-watching opportunities and the menu has especially interesting antipasti, salads and pizzas. Wine is sold at retail price plus $8 and on Sundays there is no corkage fee for wine over $20 a bottle.

Javier’s Cantina & Grill

45 Fortune Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 872-2101

Javier’s consistently delivers high quality Mexican specialties in a relaxed ambiance. Intricate design details give the restaurant an authentic feel and the spacious dining areas are always full with diners on work lunches, shoppers and families with kids of all ages.

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