California Adventure offers many dining options. You can get a quick snack from places like “Corn Dog Castle” or “Cozy Cone Motel” or you can get lunch for a casual dining place like “Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill” or “Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta”.
Snacks and Casual Dining
If you are in the mood for something casual, go to “Award Wieners” where they serve delicious sausage and hotdogs.
For dessert head to “Schmoozies” for some great fruit smoothies.
Paradise Pier Ice Cream Company
For a snack, you have to visit this soft-serve ice cream stand. The lines are long, but it worth the wait. They serve the usual cup or cone – vanilla, chocolate or swirl. But they also serve coke or root beer floats.
Right next to “Soarin' Over the World” you can enjoy cheeseburgers, chicken and ribs. You can customize your burger by adding your own toppings.
Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill
Grab your authentic Mexican tacos, burritos or tamales and take them to the shaded outdoor patio.
A fine dining restaurant that offers mouth water dishes like “Crisp Duck Confit” or “Herb-Crusted Lamb Scaloppini”. For dessert, you should try the “Tahitian vanilla bean crème brûlée tart” or the “dark chocolate mousse bar”.
If you are thirsty from some beer or wine, you can order it from this counter service and find a place to sit and relax. Some standing only tables have a great view of the park.
The view is great but the food is even better. During my last visit, I had the Cheddar Burger with fries. The burger was cooked to perfection and fries were seasoned and very tasty. For my drink, I chose the Open Ocean - a frozen raspberry and rum drink.
Wine Country Trattoria
I love sitting on the patio overlooking the lake and Pixar Pier rides while sipping wine and enjoying great tasting food.
On a recent visit, we tried the Osso Buco (Slow-braised Lamb) and the Veggie Lasagna. Both were very tasty. For dessert, we ordered the Wine Country Tiramisù and we loved it.
The buffet offers quality salad, soup, pasta dishes, chicken, Prime Rib and Turkey cuts.
The dessert station is also full of tasty treats and the cocktails were amazing.
An added bonus to dining at storytellers is the special entrance into California Adventure. This entrance is inside the hotel and usually with very short security lines.