My very first staycation this year was in Costa Mesa, so I was super excited to drive north again and check out the town. This visit’s main purpose was for the Taste of LA at The Met in Costa Mesa; an extravaganza tasting experience from all around the area.
The opening night of the Taste of LA was packed with eager patrons. As I maneuvered through the crowds getting a lay of the land, I could hear some tunes from the live band. The event had a fun light-up step and repeat with a red carpet for the perfect photo op. Next up, was finding the Travel Costa Mesa booth which wasn’t a booth but more of an installation, complete with seating and a fun selfie station. The best bite of the night was the Jamón Ibérico from Vaca.
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Now that I had some morning fuel, I was ready to conquer day two of the Taste. Round two included samples of tacos, coconut shrimp, wine, chicken sandwiches, and even a personalized cutting board. This event was full of fun with great food and drinks, musical acts, and cooking demonstrations. I can’t wait for next year’s Taste of LA!
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While standing in line at the event, I overheard some chatter about a great place to grab a margarita and some fresh Mexican food. So I checked out of my hotel and drove right over to Playa Mesa, which has such a cute decor inside with succulents and fun pops of color. A fellow foodie and I sat down with some guacamole and chips, refreshing cocktails, and some super tasty tacos! For sure I’ll be coming back for more!
That’s a wrap for this trip, but you never know where I’ll be staying next! I had a blast here and I’m kind of a fan of Costa Mesa if that wasn’t obvious. There’s always a lot of fun things to do here and great places to eat, as well as being just inland from Newport Beach! I just have one question for you, if you could have an #eatcation anywhere, where would it be? Drop a comment and let me know!
Until next time, happy eating and staycationing!