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ORANGE COUNTY-Best 5 over $25 and Best 5 under $25

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  1. Just one for now. Napa Rose is the best over $25.

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    1. 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...

      Over 25
      Marche Moderne
      Pizzeria Ortica
      Pizzeria Mozza

      Under 25
      Trieu Chau (the original on Newhope and 1st)
      Pho 86
      Chef Hung
      Bella Cuba
      Trejo's Mexican (Huntington Beach)

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      1. re: Porthos

        As long as this thread is bumped, I'll change Shibucho to Kasen.

      2. +25
        Marche' Moderne
        Pizzeria Mozza
        Il Barone

        Bamboo Bistro
        Crow Bar
        Nick's Pizza
        Taco Rosa

        1. I'll have a go:

          Over $25

          Napa Rose

          Marche Moderne



          Pizzeria Mozza Newport Beach

          Under $25

          Pizza e Vino

          Del Tomate

          Peter's Gourmade Grill

          Tacos y Mulitas Ruben (truck)

          Taco Maria (truck)

          1. Under $25:
            Break of Dawn
            Peter's Gourmade
            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.

            Over $25:
            San Shi Go on the Balboa Peninsula
            Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen
            Maki Zushi
            Stonehill Tavern

            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.

            1. Over $25
              Pizzeria Mozza
              Sushi Ikko
              Marche Modern
              Pizzeria Ortica

              Under $25
              Moro's Cuban Restaurant
              El Farolito
              Santouka Ramen
              The Lime Truck
              Baja Fish Tacos

              1. Over $25
                Sushi Shibucho
                Pizzeria Mozza
                Marche Moderne
                Il Dolce Pizzeria

                Under $25
                Chong Qing Mei Wei
                Quan Hop
                Xanh Bistro
                (Ramen Yamadaya: next year) Santouka Ramen

                1. Mine is all vegan (well, hey some vegetarian might be interested *shrug*)

                  Over $25
                  Au Lac
                  True Food Kitchen (actually this place does meat but has some killer vegan desserts, like the apple cobbler)

                  Under $25
                  Veggie Grill
                  Loving Hut (especially Orange location)
                  Pho Veggie (previously Thuyen Vien)
                  Mitasie 3 (for the "chicken" pho)

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                  1. re: choctastic

                    Add Bo De Tinh Tam Chay on Beach Blvd to my under $25 list.

                  2. Over $25
                    Lola Gaspar
                    Cucina Enoteca

                    Under $25
                    Baja Fish Tacos
                    Taqueria 2 Guys
                    Mama D's
                    East Borough
                    Panini Cafe

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                    1. re: OCrashad

                      OVer $25:

                      Marche Moderne
                      Old Vine Cafe
                      Koi sushi