Flo’s V8 Diner – We love most everything about Cars Land in Disney California Adventure, and the dining is no exception. Flo’s V8 Diner looks like it was transported straight out of the film, and it has a great menu. For breakfast, you can try some amazing brioche French toast with bananas and caramel, or for lunch grab a sandwich or some ribs. There’s also pie for dessert! Sit outside next to Radiator Springs Racers for a great view of the ride as the cars speed past.
Plaza Inn – This cute Victorian-style restaurant at the end of Main Street in Disneyland hosts a character meal for breakfast, but for lunch and dinner this spot is quick-service. The menu is small but has some great dishes. Our absolute favorite is the specialty fried chicken. It’s seriously good fried chicken, and big enough that you might want to share.
French Market – New Orleans Square has several great dining spots, but if you’re not looking for a table-service restaurant, then you’ll want to visit the French Market. You can choose from pasta, jambalaya, beef stew, and shrimp po’boys, and get a Mint Julep while you’re at it. Sometimes there’s a band playing near the outdoor seating.
Rancho del Zocalo – If you’re in the mood for Mexican food, this lovely restaurant has plenty of choices and large portions. They’ve got tacos, enchiladas, burritos, and grilled chicken. We all loved everything we had here, and the interior seating is beautiful.
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