Southern California Dining June 28, 2016
8 More Extremely Tiny Restaurants In Southern California That Are Actually Amazing
Today we are taking a tour of the best tiny restaurants in SoCal. Back by popular demand from the original list of
Extremely Tiny Restaurants In SoCal That Are Amazingly Delicious, here are 8 more of these tiny establishments in SoCal that you must experience to appreciate. They may be small, but that doesn’t stop them from being delicious.
1. Eat Chow -- Newport Beach and Costa Mesa
With locations in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, this small café has built quite a dedicated following in Orange County. With eclectic fare that's not easily defined by a specific cuisine, you will be dazzled by the thoughtful menu filled with a variety of options from burgers to tacos and gourmet sandwiches. Make sure you order a side of the parmesan truffle fries.
2. Cozy Café -- Redondo Beach
This tiny homestyle restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach will make you feel right at home. With comforting food like Banana Hotcakes and Pork Chops and Eggs, you'll be returning to this little hideaway again and again.
3. Promiscuous Fork -- La Jolla
The Promiscuous Fork has named itself "A fun foodie joint" for good reason. Not only is the food to-die-for delicious, with items like Lamb Lollipops and gourmet pork quesadillas, but the vibe at this tiny gem is the perfect combo of beach casual with a dash of chic. And even though this place is small, people always find a place to squeeze in.
4. The Stand Natural Foods -- Laguna Beach
This tiny casual food stand may be small, but show up any time of day and you will encounter a long line of people waiting to eat at this popular vegan restaurant. If you choose to stay here and dine, there are only a few spots for outdoor seating, so be prepared to be nice and cozy on the charming patio.
5. Taco Loco -- Laguna Beach
This taco shop is tiny, but the size hasn't stopped anyone from making this a local favorite for years. Once you dive into one of their fusion tacos with a range of ingredients that combine the distinct flavors of New Orleans, Mexican and California cuisine, you'll definitely agree.
6. Five Vines Wine Bar -- San Juan Capistrano
What's better than a tiny restaurant? A tiny wine bar! Especially a wine bar that serves food. From gourmet cheese boards to creative flat breads and pizzas, this quaint and cozy family-owned gem in San Juan Capistrano will have your mouth watering in no time.
7. Little Lion -- Ocean Beach
If it's possible to fall madly in love with a restaurant, this might be the one. From the charming ambience of this small family owned hideaway to the inspired menu that features flavorful dishes like braised beef with shrimp and the popular smoked salmon plate, this might become my new favorite love. Plus, after you devour a delicious meal, you can clock some miles and burn off a few calories at nearby Sunset Cliffs.
8. Bahn Thai -- San Diego
If you're craving some Thai food, then Bahn Thai in San Diego needs to be on your destination list. This popular spot is always bustling as it's no secret this is one of the best places for Thai in San Diego. It's super small on the inside with only a few tables, but there is also a small outside eating area in the front of the restaurant for overflow.
I don’t know about you, but I’m jumping in my car and heading to one of these restaurants pronto. Which one will you try first? So many tiny restaurants and so little time! If you can’t get enough of the SoCal restaurant scene, you can also check out
9 Beachfront Restaurants in Southern California that everyone should try.