Pueblo – Costa Mesa, CA – Spanish Tapas without traveling to Spain
Spain is one of the most sought after food countries and destinations to visit. Hugged by the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea it has a multitude of Seafood options. Pueblo is located in the SOCO plaza which is becoming a new hang out for hipsters in Costa Mesa. SOCO offers home decor and fashion/design shopping as well. Pueblo brings Spanish style tapas meant to be shared to Orange County. Their dishes are meant to bring friends and families together in a communal setting. They do a great job by offerings traditional Spanish tapas with their own signature twists. Pueblo offers a great wine, beer and cocktail selection. Must try dishes are the Squid Ink Paella and Short Rib Crudo. Love, Peace and Squid Ink Paella Grease.
Grilled Bread with Marinara
Duck breast and Foie Gras
Short Rib Crudo
Chorizo with Lentils
Brussels Sprouts with Mercona Almonds
Crispy Potatoes with Chili Sauce
Squid Ink Paella – Amazing Dish
Charcuterrie Plate with Duck Pate
Crispy Baby Squid
Queso Fundido with Goat Cheese
Creme Brulee Bread Pudding
Tinto De Verano -Very refreshing wine cocktail
Umami Burger-Costa Mesa. If you haven’t heard of Umami Burger yet than you must be living under a rock. If you didn’t know already Umami is Japanese for the 5th flavor meaning savory taste. The 5 principle flavors are sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami (savory). Just to drop you some knowledge on the beginnings of Umami Burger, Adam Fleishman opened the first location in LA on La Brea in 2009. In order to create the right Umami flavor he tested 100’s of flavor combinations and ingredients from Japanese markets to get it correct. His hard work has paid off into the Umami Burger we all know and love. Umami Burger is a high end burger joint where you can get a beer with your combo meal instead of your normal coke. There are about 14 locations and they are expanding, but the interesting thing is each location has a signature burger which range from the Pizza Burger, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Mini Burgers, Lemon Miso Crab Melt, Triple Pork and Chicken Shoyu Burger to name a few. I would be down to try every location’s signature sandwich. Some people say it is a little pricey for a burger restaurant but I think it is definitely well worth it; You get premium ingredients with original flavors. Love Peace and Umami Burger Grease.
Cherry Blossom Painting on the wall
Ranch, Diablo Sauce and Garlic Aioli
Tempura Onion Rings
Truffle Cheese Fries (hidden menu item)
Korean Kimchi Burger-Marinated patty, kimchee and onion strings
Truffle Burger-Truffle Cheese and Truffle Glaze, by far my favorite burger there. Seems so plain but it is so savory.
Pickle Plate-very impressed with the variety