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Eating My Way Through Disney's California Adventure

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A November 2008 trip to Anaheim by onesundaymorning

Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill Photo, Anaheim, California More Photos
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Pizza Oom Mow Mow

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Pizza Oom Mow Mow Photo, Anaheim, California
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Pizza Oom Mow Mow is to California Adventure what Redd's Rocket Pizza Port is to Disneyland; an overpriced, unoriginal, culinary nightmare. Located on Paradise Pier, near the boardwalk games, Pizza Oom Mow Mow is Disney's salute to Cali's surfers. The venue is decorated with surf boards, colorful neons, road signs, tikis, and everything beach related; it really looks like Venice Beach threw up on it. Inside it is like most counter service restaurants on the property. There are the a few cashiers, with lines on either sides of the register. The lines move fast and there is never enough seating. Although the theme is surfer the food really doesn't reflect it. Although they do have pizza, which som...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on November 26, 2008

Pizza Oom Mow Mow
Disney California Adventure
Anaheim, California
(714) 781-4565

Wine Country Trattoria

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Wine Country Trattoria Photo, Anaheim, California
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I am convinced that this one of the first places built in California Adventure. No expense was spared, it doesn’t look like it was built in a rush, it’s not out of place, and it looks like something Walt Disney would have designed himself, (kudos for DCA for doing something right…now lets do something with the rest of the park; I digress). From the outside it has the ere of a real vineyard, and on the inside the understate beauty of wine county. In other words it’s simple, uncomplicated, yet well themed. Wine Country Trattoria is located on the bottom floor of an adobe-mission style building (upstairs is the Vineyard Room). Choose to sit outside on the patio for an ugly view of the Bug’s Life la...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 26, 2008

Wine Country Trattoria
Disneyland Resort - 1313 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim
(714) 781-4565

Disney California Adventure Park

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Restaurant | "Snack Food in DCA"

Disney California Adventure Park Photo, Anaheim, California
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Unlike Disneyland, which was well though out, and everything fits into a theme, makes since, and enhances the experience, I can’t say the same for California Adventure. Most of the snack food places seem to be space fillers. Nothing (food wise) was inspired by the rich cultural diversity or history of California. Instead patrons are given lack luster buildings, less then inspiring food, and puns for names…seriously they are cute at first and more annoying as time passes.There are just a hand full of free standing snack places around the park, but hopefully with all of the renovation and the snack stands will also get some much needed TLC.Just around the corner from the main entrance of the...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 26, 2008

Disney California Adventure Park
1600 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, California 92802
(714) 781-4565

Taste Pilot's Grill

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Taste Pilot's Grill Photo, Anaheim, California
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It was one of those places that I walked past a million times, always wanted to eat at, but never did. Finally I committed myself to it, drove to Disney, and rode some rides, then made my way to California Adventure to Taste Pilot’s Grill. It's located next to Sorin’ Over California (the most popular ride in the park), so lines get long. The set up is simple, but fits the theme of Condor Flats. From the outside the building looks like a hanger with a plane bursting out of the logo. Inside is an airplane themed setting. Seating can be found both inside and outside. Even though they boast the largest seating capacity in the park, seating can be hard to come by during even slower days in the park, ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 26, 2008

Taste Pilot's Grill
Disneyland's California Adventure
Anaheim, California 92802

Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill

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Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill Photo, Anaheim, California
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The best part about living in Cali, but not being a native is how much you appreciate the diverse array of food found in the southlands. Everything from Asian and Hawaiian to Mexican can be enjoyed here with a great sense of authenticity. Being an East coast girl born and bread I find myself often going through withdrawal over a real pizza or a Philly cheese steak, but overall I can’t complain.With that said Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill is great for visitors to LA, but if you live here I would skip it. It’s decent, yet overpriced Mexican food that really can’t even be compared to any whole in the wall, family run food place that you can find throughout California. In other words it’s a c...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 26, 2008

Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill
Disneyland's California Adventure
Anaheim, California 92803
(714) 781-3463

Burger Invasion

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Burger Invasion Photo, Anaheim, California
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Sitting on Paradise Pier next to Pizza Om Mow Mow and Muholland Madness is Burger Invasion. It's easy to miss if your not looking for it, but once found it is almost impossible to forget. Burger Invasion is written across the top of a giant hamburger, hovering over the restaurant like a UFO, in Sci-fi style font. Truth be told, Burger Invasion is nothing more then McDonald’s without the golden Arches. And it’s an over priced McDonald’s at that. They serve the usual Big Macs ($5.99), double cheeseburgers ($5.89), and Chicken sandwich ($6.29), along with shakes, fries, apple pies, and all of the Mickey D hoopla that goes along with it. If you wish to drink it will be an extra $2.50 for a soda. Happy mea...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on November 26, 2008

Burger Invasion
Disneyland Resort - 1313 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim 92802