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Descanso in Costa Mesa Introduces New Mouth-Watering Menu

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Descanso in Costa Mesa just introduced a handful of new mouth-watering menu items to coincide with their 3 year anniversary. Chef Fonzy DeZuniga has created a variety of new flavorful and inspiring dishes included new appetizers, entrees, and even a brand new brunch item. Their Mixologist Krys Modawell, has also introduced a variety of clever new concoctions. Take a sneak peek of their new menu below as well as some of my personal faves.


Mixologist Krys Modawell from Descanso in Costa Mesa introduces a handful of clever new concoctions.

Descanso never disappoints when it comes to their cocktail selections. One of my favorite new cocktails is their Mango 43 Margarita made with De Leon Tequila, mango purée, Licor 43, and lime juice. Pictured above you’ll also find their classic Mi Corazon with Villa One Silver Tequila, agave, blood orange, pomegranate, passion fruit, and lemon. If you’re looking for creative cocktails with fresh ingredients, Descanso in Costa Mesa always impresses. Here is a list of all their latest cocktail creations.

by Mixologist Krys Modawell

Ol Fumador
Nosortros Mezcal, morita chile syrup, vanilla bitters and Morita chile

Bacardi Rum, Cointreau, orgeat syrup, tangerine juice and pineapple juice

Mango 43 Margarita
De Leon Tequila, mango purée, Licor 43 and lime juice

The Mule
Grey Goose White Peach and Rosemary Vodka, ginger beer, passion syrup, lemon juice and simple syrup


Feast your eyes on the new Chili seasoned deep fried whole red snapper from Descanso head chef Fonzy DeZuniga

The cuisine at Descanso is always excellent and I love their La Plancha grills. I was thrilled when I saw they had a new whole deep-fried snapper on their menu. This is a special seasonal fish they get in fresh daily from the market and it is absolutely fantastic. I’ll admit that this is one of those dishes I am a sucker for and as soon as I saw this on the menu, I immediately made reservations.

The Paraiso Huachinango, is a simple, fresh, and delicious Chili seasoned deep-fried whole red snapper, guacamole, pico de gallo, limes, side salad, and blue corn tortillas. This is an absolute must-try while it is still on the menu, which I hope stays for a very long time so I can keep going back for more! Check out all their new menu offerings below.

by Chef Fonzy DeZuniga

Ceviche Rojo
Citrus marinated shrimp, citrus-tamari morita sauce, avocado, cherry tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, cilantro and tortilla chips

Paraiso Huachinango
Chili seasoned deep fried whole red snapper, guacamole, pico de gallo, limes, side salad and blue corn tortillas

Serrano Chile Potatoes

Salmon Avocado Tostada
Salmon confit, avocado, cherry tomatoes, chile morita aioli, bell peppers, roasted corn, onions, and cilantro on two tostadas.

Eggs Benito (Sunday Brunch Only)
Achiote marinated chicken, two poached eggs, agave morita glaze, hollandaise, avocado, bell peppers, grilled corn and onions on two tostadas

You can view Descanso’s full menu here View Complete Menu Here


If you think these new menu items are great, you should also check out their delicious Brunch. Descanso in Costa Mesa was also just added to our list of the Best Happy Hours in Orange County which we update several times a year!


1555 Adams Ave. Ste. 103, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Corner of Harbor Blvd. & Adams Ave

Current Operating Hours:
Mon 3pm-9pm
Tue-Thu 11:30am-9pm
Fri 11:30am-10:30pm
Sat 11am-10:30pm
Sun 11am-9pm

Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm
Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm


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