The Top 5 New Restaurants in Orange County

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New restaurants come (and, let’s face it — go) pretty quick around these parts. It doesn’t matter where your tastes lie, there’s always something new to try. Head to any of these top 5 new restaurants and get out of your restaurant rut — who knows, you might just find a new favorite.

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1 Pablo's Cantina

Hawaiian Mexican? You heard that right. This spot has a sister location on the islands, but it was opened by the guys from the Auld Dubliner next door -- and it adds some much needed spice to the dining options at the District.

2601 Park Ave.

Tustin, CA 92782


2 Taco Asylum

From the guys that opened Haven Gastropub, Taco Asylum is anything but your run of the mill taco stand. With exotic fillings (think duck and octopus) and anything but ordinary shells (pitas, flatbreads) you're getting a world of taste in the palm of your hand.

2937 S. Bristol St, at the Camp

Costa Mesa, CA 92626


3 Freebirds World Burrito

If you need food fast but don't want fast food, head to Freebirds, a design your own burrito shop that's got a huge following in Santa Barbara and Texas. With burritos of all sizes and fillings like hormone-free chicken and free-range beef, this is hearty food that'll leave your conscience light.

1632 Katella Ave.

Orange, CA 92867



From Casey of Laguna Beach: the Real OC, this sweet shop is offering up the cakes that she's made famous at the Mission Inn. The seaside spot serves up her award-winning cupcakes and all the coffee and sweets that you'd need to take care of your dessert cravings.

303 Broadway Street

Laguna Beach, CA9265


5 Maro Wood Grill

Community based and locally sourced, Maro is a locavore's dream. The menu changes daily depending on the farmer's market and everything's made with the utmost care. The food's simple, which is probably why it's so delicious.

1915 South Coast Hwy.

Laguna Beach, CA 92651


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