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Best Orange County Cheap Eats


Where can you go for a good-quality meal that won't break the bank? Gather the change out of your piggy bank and sofa cushions and take it to one of GAYOT's selections for the best cheap eats.

View GAYOT's Top 10 Cheap Eats Restaurants in Orange County, CA

Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen Latin American
13/20
Dining Room at Cha Cha Downtown Brea
110 W. Birch St.
Brea, CA 92821
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Lively Downtown Brea venue serving up traditional Latin dishes and hand-crafted cocktails. More...

The Crab Cooker Seafood
12/20
17260 17th St.
Tustin, CA 92780
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This Tustin offshoot of the Newport original location is just as good without the ocean locale. More...

Felix Continental Cafe Cuban
12/20
Old Towne Orange Circle
36 Plaza Sq.
Orange, CA 92866

Hip place to hang in Old Towne Orange's historic circle for authentic Cuban and Spanish dishes. More...

Gyu-Kaku Japanese
12/20
Dining Room at Gyu-Kaku, Huntington Beach, CA 7862 Warner Ave., Ste. 109
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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Huntington Beach outpost of this establishment that brings Japanese yakiniku cooking to Americans. More...

Jon's Fish Market Seafood
Quick Bite
Dana Point Harbor
34665 Golden Lantern St.
Dana Point, CA 92629
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Classic casual fish house and market right on Dana Wharf. More...

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar Mexican
12/20
Dining Room at Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar, Costa Mesa, CA 17th Street Promenade
296 E. 17th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Newport-Mesa staple for large portions of classic Mexican-American fare and margaritas. More...

Native Foods Vegetarian
12/20
Dining Room at Native Foods, Costa Mesa, CA The Camp
2937 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Down-to-earth lunch and dinner restaurant with vegetarian food at The Camp. More...

Project Poke Japanese
Quick Bite
16051 Brookhurst St., Ste. C
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Fresh fish and a few whimsical items at this humble Fountain Valley build-your-own-poke joint. More...

Slapfish Seafood
Quick Bite
Village at La Floresta
3405 E. Imperial Hwy.
Brea, CA 92823

Sustainable seafood creations at this quick-service eatery in Brea. More...

Slater's 50/50 Burgers
13/20
Dining Room at Slater 6362 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd.
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807

Lively build-your-own-burger joint features a topnotch beer selection and a menu that goes well beyond its famed half-bacon, half-beef patty. More...

SLOWfish Japanese
14/20
Dining Room at SLOWfish, Huntington Beach, CA 16051 Bolsa Chica St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
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Healthy, contemporary Korean-Japanese fare and sushi inspired by the Slow Food movement. More...

Taco Asylum Mexican
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Taco Asylum, Costa Mesa, CA 2937 S. Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

A fast-casual restaurant specializing in non-traditional gourmet tacos like grilled octopus and curried paneer. More...

Taco Loco Mexican
Quick Bite
640 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Landmark Laguna Beach fish taco stand serves up classic seafood and Mexican dishes along with vegetarian choices. More...

Veggie Grill Vegan
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Veggie Grill, Irvine, CA Irvine Spectrum
732 Spectrum Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618
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Vegan fare cooked with flavorful flair in a modern café setting. More...

Zinc Cafe & Market Café
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Zinc Cafe & Market, Laguna Beach, CA 350 Ocean Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Local Laguna hangout with a dog-friendly patio for healthful breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes. More...


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