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Where to Eat During RE+ 2022 (SPI & ESI): Dinner in Anaheim

Posted by Crown Battery on Sep 12, 2022 2:00:00 PM

Go on any restaurant review site – and you’ll find hundreds of restaurants near the Anaheim Convention Center.

But if you want delicious food from hidden spots the locals love or iconic restaurants?

That’s where we can help. And for this blog post, we’ve enlisted local concierges and scoured the net to find great meal options for you.

(Note: If you want to shop or enjoy the Disney experience, Downtown Disney also offers a wide array of restaurants.)

Be sure to reserve a table in advance if you plan to have a larger party or don’t want to wait for a table. (Many of these restaurants get busy when there’s a large convention in town or extra traffic from Disneyland.)

 

MEXICAN (LOCAL FAVORITES)

GONZALEZ’S RESTAURANTo

Address:

1740 W Chapman Ave

Orange, CA 92868

(714) 602-9620

 

Hours of operation:

Tuesday - Sunday from 9:00 am - 8:30 pm

 

For delicious, authentic Mexican food, Gonzalez’s is hard to beat. Sure, it’s lacking in ambiance. But its menu is chock-full of great food and drinks – and the staff is friendly and inviting. Note that this restaurant can be a 15–30-minute ride each way, depending on what time of day you’re going there.

 

Sabroso! Mexican Grillo-1

Address:

13129 Harbor Blvd

Garden Grove, CA 92843

(714) 537-7080

 

Hours of operation:

Monday to Wednesday from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Thu 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Sunday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM


Always popular with the locals – and concierges – Sabroso! Mexican Grill is a great pick. Their homemade corn tortillas, enchiladas, and carne asada are popular. And so is their horchata. Sabroso! was also featured on the “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” TV show.

 

STEAK AND SEAFOOD

Ruth’s Chris Steak Houseribeye-page-cowboy-2

Address:

2041 S Harbor Blvd

Anaheim, CA 92802

(714) 750-5466

 

Hours of operation:

Monday - Thursday from 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday - Saturday from 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Sunday from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

If you’re celebrating and love steak, Ruth’s Chris is always a good choice. (Be sure to ask for the vegetarian menu if that’s more your style.) You’ll want reservations, but Ruth’s Chris is just a short ride (or one-mile walk) from the Convention Center – so it’s faster and easier to get there.

 

ITALIAN

Marri’s Pizzapasta

Address:

1194 W Katella Avenue
Anaheim CA 92802

(714) 533-1631 

 

Hours of operation:

Monday - Sunday from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

 

In business since 1957, Marri’s serves delicious pizza made from scratch – along with other homemade classics. Casual dining is perfect for a relaxed night, and the fettuccine and Hawaiian pizza come highly recommended.

 

BARS/BREWPUBS

Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Baro-2

Located in Disneyland Hotel

 

Address:

1150 Magic Way

Anaheim, CA 92802

(714) 781-3463

 

Hours of operation:

Daily from 11:30 am - 11:55 pm

 

Want exotic drinks in a Disney-meets-Tiki bar? Then don’t miss the Disney Imagineers’ tropical paradise, Trader Sam’s. Must-try drinks include the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum and the Shrunken Head. And if you’re with a larger party, order an Uh-Oa – and enjoy a volcanic eruption! There’s plenty of food available, and Trader Sam’s is just a 15-minute walk (or 10-minute drive) from the Convention Center.

 

nFuse Restaurant, Bar & Loungeo-3

Address:

700 West Convention Way

Anaheim, CA 92802

(714) 750-8000

 

Hours of operation:

Monday - Thursday from 6:30 am - midnight

Friday - Saturday from 6:30 am - 1:00 am (next day)

Sunday from 6:30 am - midnight

 

If you want tasty bar food in a “globally inspired cuisine in a modern setting,” nFuse fits the bill. There’s Californian cuisine, along with cocktails, wine, and 24 taps of microbrews. One of our favorite parts: nFuse is just a few minutes by foot from the convention center. Be sure to book a table far in advance.

 

INDIAN (+PLANT-BASED)

Saivam Cafeo-4

Address:

2955 West Ball Rd

Anaheim, CA 92804

(714) 816-5169

 

Hours of operation:

Monday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm; and 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm; and 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm; 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

 

If you’re in the mood for authentic Indian food, Saivam comes highly rated. Options include Bangalore Street Side Puri Chaat, Masala fries, Dosas, and a variety of curries. Plant-based options abound here, too. (Note that rush hour traffic from the convention center ranges from 12-30 mins.)

 

KOREAN

Mo Ran Gak Restauranto-Aug-16-2022-11-04-13-62-PM

Address:

9651 Garden Grove Blvd

Garden Grove, CA 92844

(714) 638-1177

 

Hours of operation:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Sunday from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

 

One of the top-rated restaurants in Anaheim, Mo Ran Gak is renowned for its Korean BBQ, freshly made noodles, and soups. If you want to enjoy some of the best BBQ in the area, be sure to check traffic, though; the estimated drive/ride time varies greatly

 

Want to get the most from your trip? Be sure to check out our free guide: How to Make the Most of Your SPI Experience.

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