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Newport Beach’s Best Quick Bites for the Casual Foodie

When a 20 minute lunch break leaves you hustling for quick bites, these local eateries really deliver.

Chihuahua Cerveza

3107 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663

A fast-casual eatery serving its Newport Beach-brewed Mexican-style lagers and Mexican street tacos. The recipes for the tacos are created by Santa Ana taco chefs, while the recipes for the salsa and tortilla come from the line cook’s grandmas. What results is a quick meal just like you’d get in Baja or the city of Pueblo. Authentic, delicious and satisfying with every bite.


Great Mex

703 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92661

Traditional Mexican fare, including breakfast and light dishes, served fast and served well. A local lunch favorite on Balboa Peninsula.

Saigon Beach Restaurant

2233 W Balboa Blvd #102, Newport Beach, CA 92663

A Vietnamese restaurant cooking up family recipes for pho, bahn mi and bao bun sliders. Highlights include the bahn mi, spring rolls and 420 green cilantro rice that packs a flavorful punch with every bite. The service is quick and friendly, so Saigon Beach is ideal for a quick lunch on the go.


TK Burgers

2119 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663

A low-key, counter-serve burger shack offering beach-themed meals and a variety of burger combos.


TOWER 48 Newport Beach

4525 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, CA 92663

A lunch for the avocado toast and sandwich enthusiasts alike. TOWER 48, a modern beach deli, serves everything from chicken salad (with apples, cranberry, tarragon, toasted almonds, sprouts, Swiss cheese and garlic aioli on a croissant) to a Grom Burger (Wagyu beef, American cheese on a brioche bun (gluten-free bread available, upon request).


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