It's breakfast time!
Currently there are two Eat Chow branches, one in Costa Mesa and the newer establishment is in Newport Beach. The Costa Mesa joint is located between Newport Blvd and E. 18th Street. You'll find it easily right after making a turn on E. 18th street since it's like the only restaurant facing this direction. The rush hour crowd waiting outside the restaurant should also signal that the destination has arrived.
Let's start with some drinks first -
Breakfast specials -
Mexican Chow and scrambles -
Breakfast beer, Stiegl "Radler" Shandy $7 -
"Lightly sweet and endlessly refreshing-light hops flavor of beer blended with tart and sweet flavors of lemonade."
There are several flavors, the one here is lemon and it sure tastes refreshing. The flavor resembles bubbly lemonade with no bitter-ish aftertaste, highly recommended.
Peach bellini $8 -
"Segura Viudas and fresh white peach puree."
Eric's breakfast enchiladas $12 -
"Eggs, caramelized onion, tomato, peppers, fresh queso fresco, green sauce and smoky charred tomato salsa, with avocado, pico de gallo, and cojita cheese, black beans."
The fried egg $11 -
Just by looking at the words "fried eggs," already making me salivate for this dish.
"Two fried eggs, imported prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, grilled baguette, light tomato essence, truffle oil, and lemon tossed arugula." Another highly recommended item.
We waited for about 15 minutes by the time we arrived at the restaurant a little pass 10 on a Saturday morning. There were more people waiting when we were about finished and the late lunch rush is just about to begin. If you would like to visit Eat Chow for lunch during weekends, note that lunch starts serving at 1 p.m.
Cindy's Rating: 7
I'll definitely come back to try out some of the items from Eat Chow's lunch and dinner menu that are not available during breakfast hours. Cheesy tots, beer battered onion rings serviced with Point Reyes blue cheese dip, and five cheese mac "n" cheese just to name a few!
Eat Chow (Costa Mesa)
1802 Newport Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 650-CHOW (2469)
*Driving direction might guide you to turn on East 18th Street. It's a side street so make sure to keep your eyes wide open and not to miss the turn.
Sunday - Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lunch and Dinner Hours:
Monday - Friday starts at 11:30 a.m.
**Saturday and Sunday starts at 1 p.m.
Eat Chow (Newport Beach)
211 62nd Street
Newport Beach, CA 92663