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Native Foods Cafe

Native Foods

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant and Café$$$$
Costa Mesa
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  • Etoulia S.
    "Lavender lemonade is amazing!"(9 Tips)
    ila n.
    "scorpion burger and lavender lemonade!."(5 Tips)
    Angie C.
    "My all-time favorite menu item, hands down, is the Twister Wrap!"(3 Tips)
    Sandee R.
    "I cannot forget about the Watermelon Fresca drink....yum!!!"(4 Tips)
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  • Sara A.
    Sara AlqasimJuly 25, 2016
    The burger is yuumy 😍😍😍
  • Errica D.
    Errica DiazJanuary 28, 2016
    The teas and lemonades to the salads and sandwhiches.
  • Dustin N.
    Dustin NguyenAugust 29, 2015
    Their food is pretty great although my favorite is the drinks they offer. Very tasty.
  • Nikki E.
    Nikki EliasJune 6, 2015
    First native foods I've ever been to. Hooked instantly.
  • Abbygale B.
    Abbygale BedsonMay 2, 2015
    Scorpion burger is always my go-to. With extra chipotle sauce. Yum!
  • Sandee R.
    Sandee ReidApril 16, 2015
    I love the lemongrass broccoli and taco salad. Also, I have found all of the soups to be delicious. I cannot forget about the Watermelon Fresca drink....yum!!!
  • Lilan L.
    Lilan LeMarch 26, 2015
    Salads here are amazing, lots of variety with nuts, fruits, quinoa etc.. and not just drenched in dressing for flavor
  • Michael Ashley S.
    Michael Ashley SchulmanMarch 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Rockin Moroccan Bowl with chicken.
  • Hiroaki T.
    Hiroaki TsumoriFebruary 18, 2015
    Lots of organic unsweet tea
  • Stephen O.
    Stephen OrnelasSeptember 15, 2014
    I've got 75 minutes before I owe for parking.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BurnsSeptember 6, 2014
    All the handholds are awesome. Also, endless Chai tea lattes.
  • Martin D. C.
    Martin D. CiaoAugust 15, 2014
    My first Native Foods. "Chicken wings" tastes great. The bowls are okay. My favorite was the "cheesecake." The consistency was just like the real thing! Unfortunately, they don't offer it anymore...
  • Akiko I.
    Akiko IAugust 8, 2014
    Try too hard. Very weird flavor combo. I don't like here except for the interesting lemonade.
  • Isaac L.
    Isaac LienAugust 8, 2014
    The nachos are a must
  • OC Weekly
    OC WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    Screw the hippy-dippy milieu: Native Foods is about chow as welcoming for your senses as it is for your health. Read more
  • BJ O.
    BJ OrbaseAugust 3, 2014
    Leave a good tip when you order at the counter. Their wait staff offers to replenish your self-serve drink. When was the last time your mom did that for you?
  • BJ O.
    BJ OrbaseAugust 3, 2014
    Try the watermelon fresca. Superb, and tastes just like watermelon fresca.
  • Yameli G.
    Yameli GómezJuly 18, 2014
    Looking for somethin fresh? Try Amazonian Jungle Toss Salad! It's really tasty and tropical.
  • tara m.
    tara misiouxMarch 18, 2014
    I've never had a complaint here. Staff is nice, food is great.
  • Etoulia S.
    Etoulia SalasFebruary 23, 2014
    Lavender lemonade is amazing! Free refills!
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SungDecember 28, 2013
    The salads are the one of the best I've ever had - beautiful and delicious!
  • Ariel M.
    Ariel MichelleOctober 6, 2013
    Don't forget to ask about the daily special!
  • Carolyn
    CarolynSeptember 1, 2013
    Obsessed. Thai bowl.
  • Bryon M.
    Bryon MAugust 22, 2013
    Unbelievable sandwich!! Designed myself.
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisJuly 22, 2013
    Try the Scorpion Burger - This vegan sandwich was incredibly tasty and didn't try to be "faux meat." I appreciate that.
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisJuly 22, 2013
    Try the Watermelon Agua Fresca - Refreshing.
  • Stephen O.
    Stephen OrnelasJuly 12, 2013
    if you get the tortilla Soup, ask for more chips ... yer gonna need them.
  • Amara O.
    Amara OmoregieApril 15, 2013
    Sweet potato fries, yummy! Soul bowl... sub quinoa for beans, yes please! Chicken Run Ranch gets 4 stars out of 5. Amaze!
  • Brenda L.
    Brenda LopezApril 2, 2013
    So delecious! :)
  • Stephanie
    StephanieMarch 9, 2013
    Great food, very filling, highly recommended.
  • Nicol S.
    Nicol SteffenMarch 8, 2013
    Great chai & free refills.
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconFebruary 21, 2013
    Cant go wrong with all the burgers...
  • Sydney W.
    Sydney WilliamsFebruary 7, 2013
    Caribbean jerk kale salad is outstanding. But really. It is.
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BiasiJanuary 16, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Italian Meatball Sub - Always a nice sub. I love it.
  • Angie C.
    Angie CarrascoDecember 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    New here? My all-time favorite menu item, hands down, is the Twister Wrap!
  • Angie C.
    Angie CarrascoDecember 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Did you know? You can get ANY of the Handholds as a wrap! I love to get the Oklahoma Bacon Cheeseburger as a wrap! Delicious!
  • Julian G.
    Julian GonzalezDecember 3, 2012
    Love the meatballs sandwich yum !
  • Amy J.
    Amy JNovember 5, 2012
    Try the Scorpion Burger
  • Robyn C.
    Robyn CadavonaOctober 11, 2012
    The pumpkin cheesecake is so damn delish!
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BiasiSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Greek Gyro - It was really good and fulfilling. I love this #vegan food.
  • Geena U.
    Geena UrangoSeptember 23, 2012
    Greek Gyro bowl is my favorite!
  • Ray H.
    Ray HarkinsSeptember 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out at lunch time, parking is a nightmare. Always pay attention to the daily special, free side!
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BiasiAugust 31, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the chocolate cupcake - #vegan and #delicious
  • saintshane
    saintshaneAugust 28, 2012
    I always did have a thing for natives.
  • Jade S.
    Jade SidesAugust 13, 2012
    Oaklahoma Bacon Cheeseburger
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BiasiAugust 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Italian Meatball Sub
  • Stephanie
    StephanieJuly 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    not sure what to get - just go for the daily special or the Soul Bowl (add avocado) - sign up for the #NativeCard to get discounts & free drinks/food = worth it
  • Amy M.
    Amy MooreJune 2, 2012
    Veggie pizza is awesome. Great crust. Kale with balsamic is like a salad on top & the pumpkin seeds are a yummy addition
  • Pilar P.
    Pilar PosadaMay 31, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Love this place! Trying the wrap today. The tacos are super yummy abs love there fries. The lavender lemonade is tasty.
  • Tofu Alan
    Tofu AlanMay 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You get a FREE side when you order the special of the day.
  • Tina K.
    Tina KangMay 5, 2012
    Yummy lavender lemonade and amazing vegan food you won't even miss the meat!!
  • Cris I.
    Cris IzeppiApril 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try mixing all 3 drinks together. The lavender lemonade, watermelon water, and iced tea. It's delicious and called the Izeppi :-)
  • Brian N.
    Brian NMarch 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the iced chai... your choice of soy or rice milk
  • Pilar P.
    Pilar PosadaMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Native fries are to die for, this place is always pack even on a rainy day like today! Love Native! And now you get a rewards card!
  • R.
    R.March 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Lavender Lemonade!
  • Eric G.
    Eric GuizzettiFebruary 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken run ranch is the bestest!
  • Melinda U.
    Melinda UngDecember 29, 2011
    Be sure to fix yourself an Arnold Palmer: 1/2 lavender lemonade and 1/2 native iced tea
  • OC Weekly
    OC WeeklyNovember 16, 2011
    Voted Best Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant by OC Weekly's Best Of 2011 Readers! The chicken burgers and Mama Mia pizza are faves. Click the link to download the Best Of app and view more winners! Read more
  • Chandra F.
    Chandra FerrerOctober 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sesame Kale Macro Bowl is amazing!
  • Alex V.
    Alex VasquezOctober 3, 2011
    Didn't think veggie or vegan food could be sinfully delicioius. Turns out I was wrong. The nachos are to die for
  • lucia j.
    lucia jAugust 26, 2011
    their tea is amazing! great service :)
  • Veggie A.
    Veggie AlchemyAugust 24, 2011
    Try everything at least once. Peanut butter parfait is really good and gooey. Love the chili fries. Junk food heaven, but magical because it's vegan.
  • Vincent M.
    Vincent MonteroAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    I love their use of Quinoa! From the Azteca Salad to the Morrocan Bowl...you just can't go wrong.
  • Punam B.
    Punam BhaktaJuly 25, 2011
    The rose cupcake is delicious!
  • Joyce W.
    Joyce WalkerJuly 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great service, amazing food! Indian samosa summer salad is great, just had some awesome service by the staff. This is what every business should strive for, being the best at what they know.
  • ila n.
    ila nguyenApril 13, 2011
    Best tempeh in town! must try the scorpion burger and lavender lemonade!. Also try: veggie pizza with pesto and balsamic glaze.
  • Cori B.
    Cori BaileyApril 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    get the lavender lemonade topped off with a splash of native ice tea!
  • Laura R.
    Laura RoemmeleApril 3, 2011
    The Oklahoma bacon burger is amazing!! One of my favorite restaurants!
  • Tammy N.
    Tammy NguyenMarch 19, 2011
    Twister Wrap is the best! Don't miss out on it. Try them when they have those special deals with a free side <3
  • Jaime S.
    Jaime ShapiroFebruary 5, 2011
    I LOVE this place. Chicken run ranch burger is soooo good!
  • Breeb714
    Breeb714January 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Omg ruben amazing
  • Volcom Entertainment
    Volcom EntertainmentOctober 29, 2010
    Do yourself a favor and order the nachos. Then do your friends a favor and let them eat what you couldn't finish. Everybody wins.
  • Michelle K.
    Michelle KellyOctober 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Gandhi bowl is the best!
  • Max S.
    Max S.October 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't go wrong with the Yo Amigo salad + avocado
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie ThomasSeptember 26, 2010
    Best vegan food EVER. Try the Twister Wrap or the Chicken Run Burger with chipotle sauce on the side :-)
  • Jennifer V.
    Jennifer ValenciaSeptember 17, 2010
    Chicken Run Ranch Burger is the best! : ) soo good! You have to get a Good Luck Cupcake!
  • Jared G.
    Jared GiboJuly 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome Native Sangria. I usually follow it up with some Lavender Lemonade.
  • dkaybonch
    dkaybonchJune 8, 2010
    The Oklahoma burger was off the chain! Super friendly staff!
  • Nicholas P.
    Nicholas PilapilMay 24, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If you buy a drink ask for it in a to-go cup so afterwards you can take it with you. Also, the Watermelon Fresca is the best thing ever!
  • James H.
    James HoNovember 21, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    scorpion burger ftw!
  • 캐쉬 문.
    캐쉬 문November 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mama Mia Pizza. Amazing.
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