Nestled in the heart of the Golden State, this hometown gem prides itself on a vibrant dining scene, with my taste buds swooning every time.
Come with me and uncover the vibrant tapestry of flavors that make this city a true food lover's paradise.
Our aim is not just to guide you to popular eateries but to encourage you to venture out and experience the city's diverse culinary landscape for yourself
Waking up early has never been so rewarding.
Did you know that Cornerstone BBQ opens at the crack of dawn?
Yes, it does!
And it's quite a delight.
I found out about their 7 am breakfast service by chance, and boy, I'm glad I did.
Their breakfast burritos have now become the highlight of my mornings.
com to check out their diverse menu.
I tried their brisket breakfast burrito one day, and it was out of this world!
It was so tasty that I couldn't resist getting one of each of their desserts too.
All I can say is they didn't disappoint.
It's places like this that make me proud to be a part of this community.
They've got quick service, too, which is a major plus when you're on the go.
But wait, there's more!
Their Mac and cheese, I tell you, is a game-changer.
It's got this spicy kick to it and is incredibly cheesy.
It's nothing like I've ever tasted before.
And if you're looking for a way to feed the whole family, go for 'The Little Feast.
Thai Air Cuisine
There's a little place in Beaumont, my city that transports me directly to the streets of Bangkok every time I walk through its doors.
Thai Air Cuisine is a name that's been whispered between the locals for quite some time, and it's a secret that I'm more than happy to share with the world.
The portions at Thai Air Cuisine are nothing short of gigantic, a great value for your money.
You might already be thinking of packing leftovers for the next day, but let me tell you, the food is so delicious, it won’t last that long.
My personal favorite is their Eggplant Lover dish, a treat for anyone with a palette for Thai cuisine.
There's also a lovely hot pepper sauce that will leave you licking your fingers long after the plate has been cleared.
The service at Thai Air Cuisine is exceptional, going beyond what you'd expect at your regular dining spot.
It's this personal touch that makes you feel not just like a customer but like a guest in a friend's home.
The moment you step into La Casita, you're swept up in a vibrant culinary adventure, a true taste of Mexico right at the heart of our hometown.
This restaurant's been a favorite for years, not only for me but for all my friends and family who visit from out of state.
You won’t find anything canned here - every dish is handmade, capturing the authentic essence of Mexican cuisine.
My personal favorite?
Their cheese enchiladas.
They're sinfully cheesy, perfectly sauced, and melt in your mouth in a way that can only be described as heavenly.
Their menu stretches far beyond the enchiladas, though.
Between the sizzling fajitas, chili relleno, and delicious tacos, they've got something to satisfy any craving.
And let’s not forget about their jumbo margaritas!
If you're anything like me, the strawberry margarita on the rocks is a must-try - a delectable concoction that's as large as it is flavorful.
2 Krzy Grill
If you're ever in the mood for something different from the usual, pop by 2 Krzy Grill.
As someone who spends a lot of time exploring local eateries, I can vouch for the delicious food at this hidden gem tucked away in a strip mall.
As soon as you step in, you feel the low-key vibe, perfect for a laid-back meal.
I vividly remember ordering at the counter, sitting down, and eagerly awaiting my food while a large online order was being prepared.
My go-to dishes?
The crazy fries and orange chicken platter - a combo to die for.
These fries aren't your everyday fries.
They are a flavor explosion with just the right amount of cheese on top.
The orange chicken, perfectly cooked, is sweet on the outside and crunchy underneath.
It's the kind of food that transforms a quick stop for a meal into a culinary memory.
My partner, too, is a massive fan of this place.
He swears by the Krazy wrap, and I can't blame him.
It's lip-smacking good.
If you find yourself in the area, don't hesitate to give a try.
Don't expect a high-end dining ambiance, but do expect to enjoy some seriously good eats.
Another thing I appreciate is the value for money.
The large, tasty burgers and great fries come at a reasonable price.
The service, too, is good.
The restaurant might not be fancy, but it feels more like an upscale fast-food joint.
All in all, 2 Krzy Grill is a culinary delight that you shouldn't miss out on.
There's nothing like stumbling upon a hidden gem in your own neighborhood, and that's exactly what happened when I discovered Millet's Cafe.
Nestled in our community, Millet's Cafe offers the best Filipino and Hawaiian cuisine that I've come across in a long time.
While driving back from a long day at work, my curiosity was piqued by the smell of fresh lumpia wafting through the air.
The moment I stepped inside, I was greeted by the inviting aroma of authentic Pacific island dishes that transported me straight to the tropical paradise.
One visit here, and you'll be hooked as well.
Who can resist the mouth-watering milkfish with a fried egg and rice or the kalua pork with rice and spam?
And of course, my personal favorite, the halo-halo, a sweet concoction of mixed fruits and shaved ice.
My taste buds were in heaven!
What makes Millet's Cafe special is not just the delectable food but also the warm and friendly environment.
It's a family-owned place where everyone makes you feel right at home.
From the moment I first stepped foot into Fuego Cravings, I knew I was in for a treat.
The aroma of sizzling carne asada greeted me like a warm embrace, setting the tone for a truly delightful culinary journey.
The place is a sanctuary of cleanliness and organization, making it a perfect spot for family gatherings.
My first adventure at Fuego Cravings was the street dog, a tantalizing blend of flavors that left my taste buds dancing in delight.
The nacho cheese, served as a side, was the perfect addition, and the spicy red salsa added just the right amount of kick.
If that wasn't enough, the freshness of their aguas frescas quenched my thirst and left me craving more.
As a food enthusiast, I couldn't stop there.
On my next visit, I made sure to try their street tacos, with both carne asada and adobada varieties.
The flavors were so authentic, so delicious, that they transported me straight to the heart of Mexico.
Their quesobirra tacos are another story altogether; packed with flavor and cooked to perfection, they are a foodie's dream come true.
But nothing, and I mean nothing, compares to the awe-inspiring deliciousness of their Fuego Fries.
The fries, crispy on the outside yet tender on the inside, are topped with the most tender and juicy carne asada.
The cheese melted perfectly over the fries, adding a layer of creamy, salty goodness.
Tuscano's Pizza & Pasta
Oh, the joy of stumbling upon a hidden gem in your own neighborhood!
I discovered Tuscano's Pizza & Pasta, nestled in the heart of Beaumont, about three years ago, and my taste buds have been thanking me ever since.
The journey from Banning to Beaumont was marked by a quest for the perfect pizza joint, and believe me when I say the search was absolutely worth it.
Every visit to Tuscano's is like a mini Italian getaway, with the tantalizing aromas of freshly baked pizzas and homemade pasta sauces wafting through the air.
The consistency in flavor and quality is something they seem to take pride in, and rightly so.
Each slice of pizza is a remarkable blend of crunchy crust, hearty toppings, and gooey, melt-in-your-mouth cheese.
And don't even get me started on their garlic breadsticks and marinara sauce - simply put, they are to die for!
I remember the night as if it was yesterday - the time I decided to surprise my partner and kids with a heavenly dinner from Domenico's.
I was on my way home, and a sudden craving for their food made me take a detour.
But when I laid my eyes on RD’s calzone, oh boy, it was love at first sight.
That calzone had me swooning like a teenager in love.
I couldn’t resist; I had to try it right there in the car.
The taste was divine, every single bite sending waves of euphoria through me.
Sand Trap Sports Bar & Grill
Let me take you through a typical evening at my favorite hangout spot, the Sand Trap Sports Bar & Grill.
The moment I step through the door, I'm greeted by the familiar buzzing energy.
The place is always clean, and there's no shortage of seating – inside or out.
The multitude of TV screens ensures that there's always a game on to watch, while the pool table is a popular spot for friendly competition.
Although the bar is dimly lit, it just adds to the cozy atmosphere, making the large bar seem all the more inviting and a perfect place for a relaxing drink after a long day.
The menu is vast - each item more tempting than the next.
I often find myself lost in indecision, but there’s one particular dish that I can't resist - the lettuce wrap chicken tacos.
A unique twist on the traditional taco, it's a deliciously light yet satisfying meal that never disappoints.
The prices are on point, too, offering good value for the portion sizes, which are always generous, to say the least.
This place may be golf bar oriented, but don't let that stop you.
Whether you're a golf enthusiast or not, the Sand Trap Sports Bar & Grill is the perfect spot for a casual night out.
East Wall Chinese Restaurant
"One should not attend even the end of the world without a good meal."
This quote rang true when I first stepped into East Wall Chinese Restaurant.
Tucked away in the bustling heart of Beaumont, this quaint little spot has been my saving grace after many a tiring day.
It's here that I found the best Chinese food in the city, and I'm not exaggerating when I say it's the best.
You see, I've tried them all, but none could match the flavor explosion East Wall offers.
An added bonus?
It's just a leisurely stroll away from my front door.
Ever since 2020, it has been transformed into a takeaway joint, but that doesn't deter me.
There is still an undeniable charm about wrapping up a busy day, strolling down the street, and returning with a hot, enticing box of Chinese food.
Picture this - leaving home with just $11 and coming back 20 minutes later with a delicious meal that's generous enough to share with the family.
Sounds dreamy, right?
One of my all-time favorites is their lunch bowl.
It's the perfect portion for a quick, satisfying meal, and it never disappoints.
The broccoli beef with chow mein is a tasty affair, with the seasoning on the beef being the real star of the show.
Every bite transports me to a street-side stall in the heart of Beijing.
Tacos & Beer
Let me tell you about one of our city's treasures, Tacos & Beer.
It's your go-to spot when you're craving homestyle Mexican dishes paired with cold brews.
Stepping into Tacos & Beer, the first thing that hits you is the vibrant atmosphere.
Colors are everywhere, and the mariachi music playing softly in the background adds a touch of authenticity to the whole setting.
I remember my first time there.
The aroma of Mexican food was so inviting I couldn't help but be lured in.
And boy, was I glad I did!
I savored every bit of the delectable cuisine, each bite bursting with flavors that took me on a culinary journey to Mexico.
The food there is simply top-notch, and I'm not alone in this claim.
Even my partner, who was a first-timer, fell in love with the food there.
Although the dining area has been reduced in size - a sign of the tough times we live in - it's the food that keeps you coming back.
But let's not forget about the drinks.
I pride myself on being somewhat of a michelada connoisseur, and I can confidently say that Tacos & Beer serves the best michelada I've ever had.
Beaumont Cafe Country Kitchen
Every so often, I find myself craving a good, hearty American breakfast.
You know, the kind that fills you up and fuels you for the rest of your day.
When those days strike, there's only one place I head to in the city – Beaumont Cafe Country Kitchen.
Saturday mornings are a delight here; the air fills with the aroma of sizzling bacon, fluffy pancakes, and freshly brewed coffee.
A bite into their burrito is a symphony of flavors - the tender meat, the perfect blend of spices, and the delightful crunch of fresh veggies.
My partner swears by it.
On my last visit, I opted for their mushroom and cheese omelet - a creamy, cheesy delight that had me savoring every morsel.
But it's not just about the food here.
The cafe is spacious and relaxed, the kind of place where you want to linger over your coffee and engage in long conversations.
And if you're lucky enough, you might even walk into one of their parties.
Oh, and did I mention their bakery?
It's a treasure trove of sweet treats.
It's Just Wings
Have you ever had a craving for some mouth-watering, fall-off-the-bone wings?
Well, I can tell you from personal experience, It's Just Wings in Beaumont, California, has just the fix.
Tucked away inside Chili's, this little spot might not appear to be your typical wing joint, but let me tell you, it's a pleasant surprise.
Let's start with the wings themselves.
I've tried a variety of flavors, and my favorite has to be the boneless parmesan garlic wings, although, on one occasion, I ended up with buffalo wings by mistake.
But even then, they were still flavorsome.
I've heard some folks mentioning that the chicken was hard to chew, but that hasn't been my experience.
The wings I've had were tender and burst with flavor.
Every city has that one spot that locals swear by, and for us; it's definitely Little Beijing.
Over the years, my family and I have become regular patrons of this little gem in our neighborhood.
Their dishes never cease to tickle our taste buds and make us come back for more.
However, it's undeniable that recent changes have rocked the boat a bit.
Prices have been hiked, and portion sizes have subtly shrunk.
It's a hard pill to swallow when your favorite dishes become a little less friendly to your wallet and a lot less satisfying to your stomach.
That being said, the quality of the food and the flavors remain top-notch.
The thing about Little Beijing is that it's more than just a restaurant; it's an experience.
The customer service always manages to brighten up my day.
And then there's the food.
Despite the changes, the quality remains consistently good.
Señorial Mexican Restaurant
When it comes to Mexican food in our city, Señorial Mexican Restaurant is one of the most popular spots that constantly comes to mind.
Nothing beats their street tacos, especially on Wednesdays when they are only $1.49 each.
Their flavors are authentic and truly transport you to the vibrant streets of Mexico.
However, I must admit that the service can be a bit of a hit or miss.
Despite this, the food's excellent taste makes up for it.
And if you're looking for a great Mexican breakfast recommendation, their Chilequiles with Carne asada is a must-try!
The price is fair, and the portions are hearty, making it a truly satisfying meal to start the day.
In terms of their other offerings, I once tried their hard shell taco and chicken enchilada combo with my mom.
The service was excellent that day, but I personally found the shredded beef to be a little too salty for my liking.
Also, while I appreciate a quiet dining environment, the lack of music did make the atmosphere feel a bit dull.
There's something about stepping into Casa Palacios that instantly feels like a warm, welcoming abrazo.
It's just like being invited into a dear friend’s kitchen, where the tantalizing aroma of simmering salsa and freshly made tortillas envelops you, and the anticipation of a hearty meal makes your mouth water.
I make it a point to visit this place regularly, and every visit is a delightful gastronomic journey.
What always catches my attention is the restaurant's cleanliness and well-kept interiors.
It's a place that says "You're welcome" without uttering a single word.
There's a certain Señor Juan Carlos, who always seems to have a smile on his face, ready to serve you the best of their menu.
One visit to Casa Palacios, and you'll know why I rave about their food.
Their cheese enchilada is an absolute flavor bomb - the cheese oozes out with every bite, and the tangy salsa complements it perfectly.
However, my personal favorite is their flautas - crispy rolled tacos with a rich, savory filling.
Believe me; it's just as delicious as it sounds.
And if you're up for big portions, their wet burritos are enormous and equally satisfying.
The homemade salsa that accompanies the dishes adds a kick, making every bite an explosion of flavors.
A visit to Casa Palacios will not empty your wallet.
A satisfying meal for two adults and two kids will cost around $60.
Frijoles Restaurant & Cantina
When the craving for Mexican food hits, the decision in my house is always unanimous - we're heading straight over to Frijoles Restaurant & Cantina.
The warm, relaxed atmosphere is just the perfect setting to enjoy a variety of delicious tacos and some of the best margaritas in the city.
It was love at first bite when I tasted their Carne Asada Burrito.
The way it was smothered in tangy green sauce, although I must admit, I wish they were a bit more generous with the meat filling.
But their savory side of rice never disappoints.
It's perfectly cooked and subtly seasoned.
Now let me tell you about their Fajitas Burrito.
If you're really hungry, this is the way to go.
With red sauce making it wet, this burrito is a hefty one, almost the size of a nerf football!
But it's not just about the size; the tasty goodness packed inside is a treat to the palate.
Although I found their chips average, their homemade salsa surely made up for it.
It's flavorful, fresh, and has that perfect kick.
And if you’re anything like me, a good salsa can really make or break the meal.
You know that feeling of craving authentic Mexican food that hits you out of the blue?
Well, that's when I find myself heading to Ramona's Restaurant, a long-standing local favorite.
When you step into Ramona's, you're greeted by a no-frills setting that has its own charm.
The rustic and unique decor gives you a feeling of being in an authentic Mexican eatery, and that's exactly what Ramona's is.
Their health department rating of “A” prominently displayed in the window reassures everyone who walks in that food safety and hygiene is a priority.
But let's get to the most important part - the food.
While I can't claim it to be the best Mexican cuisine I've had, it certainly hits the spot.
The chili Riano, although not made from fresh chili, has a unique taste that keeps me coming back.
The tacos El Pastor are a must-try, though I always find myself wishing for more.
The hot salsa, made of blended pickled jalapeño, adds the right amount of kick to the meal.
The price is fair for the quality of food served.
And while some may argue the food is average, the unique building and health department rating make it worth the visit.
It's a solid three-star spot that gets an extra star from me for its character and cleanliness.
Other Restaurants Nearby
Surin Thai (Banning)
Every city has that one place that hits the spot when you crave something specific.
For me, when the craving for authentic Thai food hits, it's Surin Thai all the way.
As someone who has ventured through their doors countless times, I can attest to the consistency of their excellent service.
And trust me; there's something extremely comforting about being able to predict that level of quality every time you visit.
The menu offers an incredible variety, satisfying not only my palate but my pocket as well.
There's a little something for everyone!
From the rich flavors of their Surin salmon, which is probably the best dish I've had in a very long time, to the wonderfully cooked beef, chicken, tofu, duck, and seafood options.
One of the unique things about Surin Thai is their genuine hospitality.
Even in situations when we've stayed a little past closing time, we've never felt rushed or unwelcome.
Patsy's Country Kitchen (Banning)
Let me tell you something about Patsy's Country Kitchen; it's nothing less than a delightful culinary journey back home.
A few years back, life brought me to Beaumont, and ever since, Patsy's has been synonymous with Sunday breakfasts for me.
It's the best "home cooking" I found in California, with food that reminded me of my rural Texas roots.
You can feel the warmth and attentiveness, often making me forget I'm miles away from home.
I was a regular, visiting at least twice a month, and each visit was an absolute delight.
Their breakfast food was always delicious, hearty, and tasty, a perfect start to the day.
But it wasn't just the breakfast that won me over.
The large menu also features sandwiches and other lunch staples, each prepared with love and served with a friendly smile.
The pork chop and eggs were a personal favorite, though I cannot deny the deliciousness of their pancakes, biscuits, and gravy.
Thai Orchid Restaurant (Banning)
The moment I stepped inside Thai Orchid Restaurant, I knew I had found a gem in our humble city.
This is a place that's become a regular haunt for my father and me, easily ranking as his favorite Thai spot in the city.
And I wholeheartedly agree with him.
Every dish we've tasted so far, from the green curry and beef stew noodles to the shrimp pineapple curry and the Mongolian beef, is always cooked fresh and tastes like a little piece of Thailand right here in our hometown.
The flavors are always perfectly balanced, and the food arrives at the table piping hot.
It's not just the food that's commendable here; it's also the service.
Although, fair warning, the restaurant tends to get crowded during dinner hours.
But that's just a testament to its popularity.
Parking can be a bit of a hassle, but the delicious food and warm service make it worth the effort.
However, the Thai Orchid isn't just about the traditional Thai dishes.
They also serve some unique dishes that cater to different taste palettes.
Guy's Italian Restaurant (Banning)
One evening, I found myself wandering into Guy's Italian Restaurant.
It’s a long-standing, family-owned joint in Banning, California, and it's not much to look at from the outside.
The building, nestled in an industrial complex, doesn't necessarily scream "authentic Italian cuisine."
But if you were to judge it by its cover, you'd be sorely mistaken.
The moment I walked in, it felt like I had been teleported to a lively Sunday dinner in a bustling Italian family home.
The place was buzzing with cheerful conversations and laughter.
It was casual; it was comfortable, it was real.
And then came the food.
Oh, the food!
Their hearty Italian dishes are some of the best I've had.
The pasta is a revelation in itself - rich, satisfying, and utterly delicious.
You can tell they put their heart and soul into every dish they serve.
I'd often found myself craving good Japanese food without having to put a dent in my wallet.
That's when I stumbled upon Darumaya.
Tucked away in a corner, it's always been my go-to spot for a quick meal when I'm in the mood for some authentic Japanese cuisine.
The restaurant may not be grand in size, but the sheer quality of the food they serve makes up for it.
I distinctly remember the first time I decided to pop in for a quick meal.
The place was small, adorned with simple furnishings, which added a charming touch to the overall dining experience.
They have on offer a range of Japanese food combos that are an absolute bang for your buck.
I recall ordering a combo meal that day and was pleasantly surprised by the taste and the quantity.
Over the years, I've tried various items from their menu, but their Salmon Collar and Mix Sashimi have always been my absolute favorite.
The fish, always fresh, literally melts in your mouth, transporting you to a foodie's paradise.
Trust me when I say this - the culinary experience at Darumaya is one you wouldn't want to miss if you were around.
One of the biggest benefits of living in the neighborhood has been the convenience of getting a parking spot.
There's always plenty of room to park your car at Darumaya.
Whether you're craving spicy Thai food from Surin Thai or Cornerstone BBQ or a scrumptious Italian meal at Guy's Italian Restaurant, the city provides a wide assortment of flavors.
I feel fortunate to enjoy this diverse and delicious food scene right in my backyard.