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Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen. Photo by Chan Monica

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Restaurants to Explore

Here’s a roundup of six eateries to serve up your next favorite dish.

Terra Wood-Fired Kitchen

Sit back and relax with a refreshing glass of wine and an artisan pizza straight from the wood-fired rotisserie at Terra Wood-Fired Kitchen in Yorba Linda. True to its Latin roots, “Terra,” meaning “from the earth,” uses only the freshest quality ingredients to prepare their Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Here you can nosh on more than delicious pizzas—handcrafted creations like Roasted Eggplant hummus, Blistered Shishito Peppers, and Prosciutto Di Parma are sure to satisfy every appetite. In addition to vino, the quaint, charming wine bar also offers patrons the chance to sip and sample local craft beers.

Latte Da Ristorante

For the ultimate uncompromised approach to authentic Italian cuisine, Latte Da Ristorante offers made-from-scratch dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Anaheim Hills. You’ll feel like you’re dining in Old World Italy dining on homemade pasta, imported Italian delicatessen meats, and fresh fish dishes offered daily. For breakfast and lunch, you can order a variety of omelets, soups, bagels, and hot or cold deli-style sandwiches. Highlights from the dinner menu include the Calamari Fritti, Veal Marsala, Pizza Margherita, and, of course, their freshly baked garlic bread. Choose from several select wines that pair perfectly with each item on the dinner menu and end your day with an unbeatable ambiance.

The Blind Pig

Take your tastebuds on a wild ride at Yorba Linda eatery The Blind Pig. Designed as a stylish nod to 1920s speakeasies, The Blind Pig features fuses American progressive cuisine with an eclectic seasonal menu, a rotating lineup of craft beers, popular wines, and some of the best specialty cocktails in Orange County. Munch on starters like Brussels Sprouts, Edamame, Kimchi Fried Rice, or Pork Belly Adobo before moving on to main dishes that include Braised Beef Shank Tacos, Rigatoni, a Pork Schnitzel Sandwich, and much more. It’s safe to say you’ll never find yourself in a food rut here.

Bari Bari Japanese Steak House

If a small, intimate restaurant setting known for delicious, flavorful fare is what you seek, look no further than Bari Bari Japanese Steak House in Yorba Linda. The main attraction at Bari Bari—steak—is always tender and perfectly seasoned. Tantalizing Teppan side orders include Shrimp, Scallops, and Calamari. In addition to Filet Mignon and Beef Teriyaki, other enticing entrees include Halibut, Lobster, and Calamari Steak. Your best bet is to make a reservation ahead of time to ensure you’re able to experience Bari Bari Japanese Steak House in all its glory. Call 714 695-0030.

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen

The Latin-inspired menu at Cha Cha’s, with locations in both Brea and Irvine, adapts the culinary heritage of Mexico and Latin America to a modern style that’s refreshingly unique. Start with the Fresh Guacamole or Fresh Manila Clams and feast on the Guajillo Braised Short Rib Enchiladas or Fresh Catch of the Day, all made fresh in the open kitchen. Head to the lively lounge and enjoy handcrafted cocktails shaken with freshly squeezed juices, homemade infusions, and fresh seasonal fruit. Wine lovers can choose a glass or bottle from boutique wineries along the Central Coast, Spain, and South America.

Fish in a Bottle

Curb your cravings for delicious Japanese cuisine at Fish in a Bottle in Placentia, where they take “comfort food” to a whole new level. A welcoming atmosphere sets the scene for dining on savory starters like the Osaka Crab Cake with Garlic Shoyu Cream and the authentic Japanese seven-spice blend Togarashi Fries with Wasabi Cream Dipping Sauce, either of which can be enjoyed solo or shared.

Don’t bore your tastebuds with dull, bland food. Spice up your dining routine! 

  • Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen. Photo by Chan Monica
  • Latte Da Ristorante. Photo by Anish S
  • The Blind Pig
  • Terra Wood Fired Kitchen
  • Bari Bari Japanese Steak House
  • Fish in a Bottle