I love 17th Street in Costa Mesa. There is always an abundance of little cafes and restaurants to try. I tried Cafe Rio Mexican Grill last week after a super long doctor's appointment. Baby and I were starving for some meat. This new restaurant was cute and busy.
I fell in line and decided on two tacos - sweet pork barbacoa and chile roasted beef. It took a little while to get my food, but it was because they melted some cheese and made a hard taco shell. Mmm! The plate came with rice, beans, and salsa. Guacamole was extra, which I can never understand why.
Overall, the tacos were delish and filling. I could only finish one and half tacos plus the rice, beans, guac and salsa. I'll definitely be coming back if I want good Mexican.
Cafe Rio - http://www.caferio.com/menu