MO-FRI
11AM-11PM
SAT-SUN
9AM-11PM

LUNCH
11AM-3PM MON-FRI
DINNER
4PM-10PM DAILY
BRUNCH
9AM-2PM SAT-SUN
LIVE MARIACHI
12PM-2PM SUN
HAPPY HOUR
3PM-6PM MON-FRI
KITCHEN CLOSES 10PM
TACOS AND TEQUILA TUESDAY
$3.50 TACOS
$6 MARGARITAS
428 E 17th St.
Costa Mesa, California 92627
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December 19, 2018

Best thing I ate: Critic Brad A. Johnson’s 20 best dishes of 2018

Best thing I ate: Critic Brad A. Johnson’s 20 best dishes of 2018
Torta de Milanesa at Playa Mesa. A football-sized bolillo is buttered and toasted and slathered with a glop of refried beans and chipotle mayo, then heaped with finely shredded lettuce, pickled jalapeños and fat slices of avocado and tomato. Stuffed into the middle of all

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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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April 20, 2018

Kids can eat while mom and dad drink killer margaritas …

oc-register-logo-300x79Wild Goose Tavern, Stag Bar, The Country Club. When it comes to the 21 and over bars, Mario Marovic’s Lounge Group seems to have the market cornered in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa.

But his next multi-million dollar project breaks the mold: Playa Mesa Mexican Kitchen, a family-friendly restaurant.

“We want to open a place where the kids can

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