Indoor and outdoor seating. Cuban-inspired food is very well-priced (at least during lunchtime). Gets crowded at lunch. At night, the restaurant turns into a bar lit with hundreds of candles inside and out. Good for casual lunch and a romantic date.
Favorite Dish: I had a mango-shrimp salad. Good sized portions for your money.
There are plenty of chain restaurants in OC but this is NOT one of them! This place is great. It's in Costa Mesa on Bristol St. It's in a small shopping center called The Lab. It's very easy to miss! Pull in and park in the back. Restaurant is right back there. Indoor/outdoor dining. Rather small on the inside but provides a very cozy, romantic atmosphere. Candles everywhere!!! Small bar that is lively most nights. Great food and drinks. This is my all time favorite place in the area.
Favorite Dish: Plantain Coated Chicken Breast for dinner, key lime pie for dessert. And one of the best drinks...if available...White Cloud martini!!!!!