Dining Out Like a Local With Bobby Navarro of 100eats


Bobby’s Picks

Bobby Navarro is the owner of 100 Eats (www.100eats. com), an events and promotions company for brands in the food industry. 100 Eats was born from a 2010 blogging experiment where Bobby visited 100 restaurants in 100 days. Now he does PR for restaurants in LA and OC, and plans events on a national scale with FOODBEAST.


I never let my constant commuting compromise my lunch-time munchings. These picks are my on-the-go go-to’s.

Fresh Brothers | Multiple Locations “Pepperoni Pizza on Thin Crust. Crispy, cheesy, delicious. It’s all in the sauce.”

SLAPFISH | Multiple Locations

Sandwich Society | Santa Ana + Irvine Location Coming Soon! “If you ever need to fill your Instagram with STACKED sandwiches, look no further.”

The Kroft | Multiple Locations

Cubed | Tustin

Burnt Crumbs | Multiple Locations

Jinny’s Pizzeria | DTSA  “New York Style pizza with a California flair. Plot twist: the Kale Caesar Salad is my go-to.”

Hatch | Tustin “Post-modern tiki feel with creative slider selections. Little burgers always allow you to eat more of everything.”


After a crazy work week of hustling, I always shut it down with a weekend full of my favorite dishes and cocktails.

Casa | Costa Mesa “The live music has me staying. Danny’s cocktails keep me coming back.”

Vaca | Costa Mesa “In house dry-aged meat and tapas straight from Spain. Not to mention their Vaca Tonic is a real life alcoholic slushie. (Mic drop)”

Mesa | Costa Mesa “No one does sexy lounge vibes quite like Mesa. And that retractable roof? C’mon!”

Puzzle | La Mirada

A Market | Newport Beach

The Blind Rabbit | Anaheim “My favorite part of Th e Blind Rabbit is its secretness, tucked away from the chaos of the Packing House behind a hidden door.”

Shuck Oyster Bar | Costa Mesa “Oooohhh, I like the grilled cheese at Shuck. Most people wouldn’t expect an oyster bar to have a cheese sandwich worthy of the two syllable ‘Daa-mn.’”

Pour Vida Latin Flavor | Anaheim

Habana | Costa Mesa “Award-winning patio!!! Amazing Cuban food by candlelight is all I need. Keep your eye out for their Irvine location coming soon!”


Everyone has a favorite “Treat Yourself” dining spot. These are the places I’ll always drive a little extra for, especially on the more special of occasions.

The Loft at Montage | Laguna Beach

LSXO | Huntington Beach “A speakeasy hidden in plain sight. With a view of the ocean and a fusion of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine, Chef
Tin is throwing a bit of LA into the Orange County food scene.”

Il Barone | Newport Beach

Marche Moderne | New Location Coming Soon!

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