Opening July 12, 2018
MO-FRI
11AM-11PM
SAT-SUN
9AM-11PM

LUNCH
11AM-3PM MON-FRI
DINNER
4PM-10PM Daily
BRUNCH
9AM-4PM SAT-SUN
BREAKFAST ENDS
2PM SAT-SUN
HAPPY HOUR
3PM-6PM MON-FRI
Kitchen Closes at 10PM
428 E 17th St.
Costa Mesa, California 92627
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August 23, 2018

Review: Playa Mesa is the best new Mexican restaurant to come along in years

After four visits, I still haven’t sampled the tacos at Playa Mesa in Costa Mesa. I keep meaning to order tacos. I mean, seriously, how can I review a Mexican restaurant and not taste the tacos? I always see something else on the menu that sounds even more tempting. The menu is extensive.

“Enchiladas Suizas or chicken tacos?” I

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August 20, 2018

Review: Press Playa

greers_oc_bwFrom the team behind The Country Club comes Playa Mesa, a stunning haven for elevated Mexican fare and exquisite libations.

By Jamie Gwen // Photography by Foxes & Wolves

Seventieth Street is bustling with good eats. The burgeoning gentrification is in full swing, and you can now curb your cravings for carnitas and killer margaritas on the Costa Mesa strip.

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August 16, 2018

Culinary Journey to Mexico at Playa Mesa Restaurant

Mario Marovic owns Dory Deli, The Stag Bar and Malarky’s in Newport Beach, and he recently purchased the Newport Beach Brewing Company with plans to renovate the building and continue brewing quality beer.

Marovic and business partner Andrew Gabriel expanded their culinary empire six years ago when they opened Wild Goose Tavern on 17th Street in Costa Mesa. Their next

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July 19, 2018

Former Taco Mario Sous Chef At Playa Mesa Mexican Kitchen

greers_oc_bwThe hot new Playa Mesa in Costa Mesa just celebrated its grand opening last week with executive chef Roland Rubalcava overseeing the kitchen. Rubalcava graduated from the Art Institute of Orange County Culinary program in 2005 after spending many years at his family’s taquerias and Mexican markets.

Following his culinary training at the Art Institute, Rubalcava

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July 3, 2018

The Minds Behind Country Club and Wild Goose are About to Unleash Another 17th St. Winner in Costa Mesa

You won’t need to visit Baja to savor tastes of coastal Mexico. Looking for a swoon-worthy, date night hotspot? Maybe in need of a post-work happy hour? Or a family affair? Playa Mesa is your new jack-of-all-trades hangout. Beginning this summer, Costa Mesa’s latest farm-to-table restaurant is bringing fresh, Pacific flavors, made with the freshest

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