ORANGE COUNTY-Best 5 over $25 and Best 5 under $25
There are so many great options under $25 though we might just have a logjam at 1 vote a piece.
Not sure if she is up to the task but here it goes...
Trieu Chau (the original on Newhope and 1st)
Trejo's Mexican (Huntington Beach)
Break of Dawn
Charlie Palmer's prix fixe 3 course lunch deal
Javier's - before I get eviscerated for this, let me say I always get the 2 soft carne asada tacos with rice and beans; pair it with a premium margarita, and it is a wonderful meal clocking in at just under $25.
San Shi Go on the Balboa Peninsula
Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen
Note: I omit Marche Modern because I have yet to go. Based on all I have read about it, I expect that it would knock off Bluefin from my list.
Mine is all vegan (well, hey some vegetarian might be interested *shrug*)
True Food Kitchen (actually this place does meat but has some killer vegan desserts, like the apple cobbler)
Loving Hut (especially Orange location)
Pho Veggie (previously Thuyen Vien)
Mitasie 3 (for the "chicken" pho)