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Mandy Apr 5, 2008 01:58 PM

I'm looking for a Vietnamese or Mexican (or any other ethnic) around the airport. Thanks!

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    cdmedici Apr 5, 2008 02:12 PM

    Do you have a time limit? Your best bet for Vietnamese would be to pop on the very close 405 onramp and head into Little Saigon for Vietnamese or the the 55 freeway to Santa Ana for Mexican. Both are pretty close.

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      josephnl Apr 5, 2008 02:23 PM

      There are some excellent Vietnamese restaurants in OC. but most are at least 20-30 minutes north on the 405 in Westminster or Garden Grove. If this is not too far, Google Chateau Brodard or S Fine Dining for two good choices.

      The best Mexican near SNA is probably Taleo in the center at Jamboree & Michelson. El Torito Grill on Main isn't bad either, but I prefer Taleo. If you have lots of time, and are interested in an incredible scene, with decent food, do go to Javier's in Newport Coast. Expect a long wait and crowds.

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      1. re: josephnl
        Wonginator Apr 7, 2008 11:58 AM

        I also recommend Taleo Mexican Grill.

        Another option for high-end Mexican is Taco Rosa, maybe 3 miles south of the airport.

        Taleo Mexican Grill
        3309 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

        Taco Rosa
        2632 San Miguel Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

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        apple7blue Apr 6, 2008 09:10 AM

        French at Pascal's and Mitsuwa Marketplace food court

        1. SauceSupreme Apr 7, 2008 12:19 PM

          Darya (Persian) isn't too far from the airport.

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            ryfanf Apr 7, 2008 12:19 PM

            5-10 minutes from the airport is Vietnam's Pearl on Baker at Fairview (in strip center next to Jack-In-the-Box). Good pho, beef and noodles, and sandwiches. Cash only.

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