So as I stated in my previous post detailing my favorite quick service restaurants in Disneyland, we typically eat our meals in California Adventure. Not just because of the booze, but I also find it easier to find seating at DCA and the restaurants are a bit more open so they feel less crowded (they’re not less crowded, but they feel that way). DCA is home to my favorite Disney park restaurant ever, Carthay Circle, but unfortunately, it is out of our budget except for special occasions. But there are still plenty of delicious and affordable food options for you to try when you visit California Adventure. These are my top three!
Pacific Wharf Café: The café is located in one of the main dining sections (on the pier) of DCA, which is nice because it is central to the park and offers several different food options in close proximity to one other (great if you have a large group who all want something different to eat). The café features yummy salads and sandwiches, along with soups served in sourdough bread bowls. If you are like me and feel that bread bowls are the best food invention ever, you will not be disappointed. Try the vegetarian chili (and don’t be freaked out by the vegetarian part, it tastes just as good as meat-filled chili).
Cocina Cucamonga: This Mexican themed eatery is located in the same area as the Pacific Wharf Café. No California themed park would be complete without some good Mexican food and this is about as authentic as you can find in a mass production setting. It features the same basic menu items as Rancho del Zocalo at Disneyland, but with the bonus of beer and margaritas! The Hacienda Ceasar Salad is my favorite here.
Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta: Serving up tasty Italian themed eats, Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta is relatively new to the park. This spot, located at the far end of the park near Mickey’s Fun Wheel, has one of the best seating areas in the park (though it is all outdoor) and for me has always been one of the fastest service wise. The Chicken Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto pasta is my favorite, try it with a glass of sangria or a beer!
Those are my top three spots to grab a quick bite at DCA! What are your favorite eateries in the parks?