A travel journal
to Anaheim by Pamela Nayor
Quote: Tips for visiting the parks and dining ideas
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 6, 2005
1150 Magic Way
Restaurant | "Ariel's Grotto"
The views are lovely over the lake of the California Adventure Ferris wheel lit up at night. You can eat inside or outside. If eating inside, it feels a bit more formal, but eating outside, you experience the wonderful California weather.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2005
Ariel's Grotto Character Dining
1313 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, California 92802
This is a family-style restaurant with large portions. It is great for large families and groups. All entrées serve two or more people, and everything is a la carte. The meatballs are heavenly and the size of a baseball. There are many pastas, pizzas, salads, and Italian main dish specialties. With a large group, it is fun to order a variety of entrees and have a little of everything. The decor is quite fun, and they even have a pope room you can reserve in advance. Or, if you are five people or less, you can eat at the kitchen table and watch them cook. (My children love to sit here.)
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 24, 2005
Buca di Beppo
11757 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, California 92840
Restaurant | "Mexi Casa"
This hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant has great food for cheap!!! The ambience is nonexistent, unless you consider Naugahyde booths, metal chairs, and no windows ambience. Just ignore the decor and go for the food and prices. This is truly a local favorite, and my family goes at least twice a month. Our family of four always leaves full and happy, paying less than $20, including tip. The taquitos are awesome. I also love the beef tacos, and the chips with melted cheese make a tasty appetizer. I haven't found anything on the menu yet that I haven't liked.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 24, 2005
Mexi-Casa Mexican Food
1778 W. Lincoln Ave.
Los Angeles, California 92801
This is one of my favorite casual restaurants at California Adventure. You get your food and then carry it to the outside eating area on the wharf. (This is the one drawback that I have found, because in the winter it can be a bit chilly). The soups and salads in the wonderful sourdough bowl from the famous Boudin Bakery are a real treat. I really enjoy the chicken salad with apples, cranberries, and walnuts. The salad portion is not huge, but you fill up after eating the great bread bowl it comes with. They also have delicious sandwiches and baked treats if you have room for dessert. If not everyone can agree on what to eat, there is a Mexican place that shares the same dining patio.
Pacific Wharf Cafe
Disney's California Adventure
Anaheim, California 92803
Attraction | "Disneyland"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 6, 2005
1313 South Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, California 92802