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The Ultimate California Adventure Dining Guide for 2022

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When it comes to California Adventure dining, Disney definitely provides some unique experiences. While you can certainly find some of your favorite Disney theme park foods (Mickey-shaped pretzels, churros, ice cream, etc.), this Disneyland Resort theme park also offers high-end dining, lounges, and specialty quick service options. So if you’re looking for a guide to all of the available California Adventure dining offerings, then you’ve come to the right place!

 


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**The phased reopening of the Disneyland Resort is an ongoing process. Be sure to visit our official Disneyland reopening post for updated information to guide your vacation planning! Some experiences listed below have been temporarily suspended or modified due to the pandemic.


 

There are definitely some things to keep in mind when deciding on where to dine in California Adventure. First of all, if the restaurant of your choice allows you to make a reservation, we highly recommend doing so! Many of these restaurants offer one-of-a-kind experiences that you wouldn’t want to miss because they happen to be fully booked. It is not always possible to walk up to a restaurant and get a table… especially right now during all of the pandemic restrictions.

Also, be sure to take advantage of mobile ordering when you can. Mobile ordering was around before the pandemic, but in 2022, it will become an essential part of dining at the Disneyland Resort. Gone are the days of forming a line to see a menu and order your food. Instead, you order using your mobile device and are allowed inside the restaurant once your food is ready to pick up. It definitely took some getting used to, but we ultimately liked the new system and felt it cut down on crowding and overall wait times quite a bit.

Keep in mind that the menus below are not exhaustive and are subject to change at any time, but they should give you an idea of what to expect at each location in terms of selection. Many of these restaurants include specialty drinks and seasonal food items that are not listed here as they change often. All that being said, here is our California Adventure dining guide! Enjoy!

 

Avengers Campus


Pym Tasting Lab

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lounge
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Snack Molecules (Mini Pretzels, Honey-roasted Peanuts, and Sweet and Spicy Popped Sorghum)
    • Beer Cocktails: Molecular Meltdown, The Regulator, Honey Fusion
    • Cocktails: X-Periment, Honey Buzz, Particle Fizz
    • Specialty Drinks: Assorted Beer, Wine, and Soft Drinks
    • Novelties: Pint-sized Pints Mini Beer Flight, Glowing Pym Particle Capsule or Disc

 

Pym Test Kitchen

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Breakfast: Calculated Breakfast = E x 2 + (B+P)/T, Ever-Expanding Cinna-Pym Toast, Impossible Quantum Garden Breakfast, Spoonful of Cereal (Kids’ Breakfast: Cinna-Pym Mini Toast, Nano Eggs-periment 101)
    • Appetizers: Quantum Pretzel, Atomic Fusion Pretzel
    • Entrées: Pym-ini Sandwich, Family-sized Pym-ini, Not so Little Chicken Sandwich, Caesar Salad and Colossal Crouton, PB3 Superb Sandwich, Impossible™ Spoonful
    • Sides: Side Arugula Salad, Side Slaw, Side Marinara Sauce, Side Cheese-Beer Sauce, Side Candied Bacon, Side Potato Bites, Side Cuties® Mandarin
    • Kids: PB&J Flavor Lab, Mini Pasta and Impossible™ Meat-balls, Subatomic Chicken Sandwich, Teeny Pym-ini
    • Dessert: Celestial-sized Candy Bar: Choco-Smash CANDY Bar
    • Specialty Drinks:  Proton PB&J Punch, Banana Smoothie, Assorted Soft Drinks, Tea,  Juice, Milk, Coffee, and Alcoholic Beverages
    • Novelties: Glowing Pym Particle Capsule or Disc, Enlarged Pingo Doce Soda Can

 

Shawarma Palace

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Wraps: New York’s Tastiest, Impossible™ Victory Falafel, Side Coconut Yogurt-Tahini Sauce
    • Specialty Drinks: Bottled Soft Drinks and Water, Iron Man’s Infinity Gauntlet (with your favorite Coca-Cola® Bottled Beverage)

 

Terran Treats

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Dessert: Sweet Spiral Ration (Pineapple Churro), Cosmic Cream Orb (Cream Puff filled with Whipped Raspberry Cheesecake)
    • Specialty Drinks: Bottled Soft Drinks and Water

 

Buena Vista Street


Carthay Circle Lounge

  • $15 to $34.99 | Table Service | Lounge
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Baked Bay Scallops, Vietnamese Twice-cooked Beef Tacos, Ceviche of Kona Kampachi, Moroccan Roasted Chicken Meatballs, Duck Confit Empanadas, Carthay Shrimp Spring Roll, Spring Salad, Tortilla Soup, Strozzapreti Pasta, Sesame Soy-glazed Salmon, Pacific Mussels, Roasted Colorado Lamb
    • Kids: Cheese Quesadilla, Orecchiette Pasta, Orange Dragon Chicken Skewers (Kids’ Desert: Hazelnut Crunch Mickey Pop)
    • Dessert: Double Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae, California Strawberry “Sorbet” Sundae, Artisan Selected Cheese Board

 

Carthay Circle in California Adventure | magicintheplanning.comCarthay Circle Restaurant

  • $15 to $59.99 | Table Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Appetizers: Carthay Signature Fried Biscuits, Fire Cracker Duck Wings, Ceviche of Citrus-marinated Cobia, Asparagus & Crab Toast, Bao Buns of Crispy Shrimp, Sweet Potato Tamale, Carthay Seasonal Salad, Spring Garden Vegetable Soup
    • Entrées: Whole Grilled Sustainable Fish, Markets’ Best Fish, Grilled Chicken Meatloaf, Maple Leaf Duck Breast, Niman Ranch Pork Chop, Wild Mushrooms with Ballerine Pasta, Pan-roasted Filet Mignon
    • Kids: Orecchiette “Little Ears” Pasta, Markets’ Best Fish, Crispy Mini Tacos, Grilled Petit Beef Filet (Kids’ Dessert: Single Scoop of Ice Cream, Creams & Cookies Push Pop)
    • Dessert: Dolce de Leche Chocolate Bread Pudding, Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch Tart, California Heirloom Citrus Posset

 

Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Dessert: The Kitchen Sink, Minnie Mouse Kitchen Sink, The Oswald Sundae, Mint Chocolate Chip Sundae, Chocolate Chip Cookie Hot Fudge Sundae, Strawberry Sundae, Mocha Almond Fudge Sundae, Hand-dipped Ice Cream Bars, Dipped Waffle Cone – Double or Single Scoop, Double or Single Scoop – Waffle Cone or Waffle Cup, Ice Cream Float

 

Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Specialty Drinks: Frappuccino®, Starbucks Refreshers™, Espresso & Coffee, Cold Brew, Teavana® Tea – Hot or Iced, Assorted Bakery Items

 

Cars Land


Cozy Cone Motel in Radiator Springs | magicintheplanning.comCozy Cone Motel

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Churro, Milk and Cookies Churro, Vanilla Soft Serve, Chocolate Soft Serve, Chili Cone Queso, Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese

 

Fillmore’s Taste-In

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Assorted Whole Fruits, Pickles, Assorted Chips, Mini Babybel® snack cheese, Cuties® Mandarin

 

Flo's 8 Cafe in California Adventure | magicintheplanning.comFlo’s V8 Cafe

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Breakfast: American Breakfast, Brioche French Toast, Chicken Tamale Breakfast, Seasonal Fruit Plate (Kids’ Breakfast: American Breakfast, Seasonal Fruit Plate, Waffles
    • Entrées: Blue Plate Special, Ka-Cheeseburger, Ramone’s Low and Slow Club, Fin-tastic Tuna Sandwich, Flo’s Famous Fried Chicken, Cobb de Ville Salad, Fillmore’s Pot Pie
    • Kids: Taillight Turkey Slider, Micro Burger, Chicken Fenders, Mack’s Mac & Cheese
    • Dessert: Flo’s Classic Shake

 

Grizzly Peak


Smokejumpers Grill Dessert in California Adventure | magicintheplanning.comSmokejumpers Grill

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Chicken Tenders, Bacon Cheeseburger, Campfire Chili Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger, Grilled Chicken Salad, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Signature Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Impossible™ Burger
    • Kids: Chicken Tenders, Basecamp Burger, Chicken Skewer
    • Dessert: Chocolate Shake, Vanilla Shake, Seasonal Shake, S’more

 

Hollywood Land


Award Weiners Hot Dogs in California Adventure | magicintheplanning.comAward Wieners

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Plant-based Philly Dog, All-Beef Hot Dog, BBQ Crunch Dog, Bacon Street Dog, Uptown Chili Dog, Beer Cheese Dog
    • Kids: Kid’s Power Pack, Kid’s All-Beef Mini Dog
    • Dessert: Apple Pie Funnel Cake Fries, Funnel Cake Fries

 

Fairfax Market

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Assorted Whole Fruits, Pickles, Assorted Chips, Mini Babybel® snack cheese, Hummus with Snap Peas and Tomatoes, Carrots and Broccoli with Ranch, Guacamole and Chips, GoGo squeeZ® Applesauce, Cuties® Mandarin

 

Hollywood Lounge

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Specialty Drinks: Lead Role Lemonade, Opening Night Cocktail, Movie Star Mule, On Location Libation, The Backlot Michelada, Modelo Especial, Hangar 24 Passion Punch Gose, Hangar 24 Passion Punch Gose Michelada, Stone Peak Conditions Hazy Double IPA, Stone Peak Conditions Michelada, Bottle Logic Emerald City Hard Seltzer, Bottle Logic Emerald City Hard Seltzer Michelada, Honest Abe Limoncello Hard Cider, Bourbon Cider, Supporting Role Lemonade, Non-Alcoholic Michelada

 

Schmoozies!

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Dessert: Classic Mickey Shake, Churro Shake, LemonBlueberryMagic
    • Specialty Drinks: Assorted Refreshers, Smoothies, and Coffee

 

Studio Catering Co.

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: The Backlot Nachos, Carne Asada Tacos, Carnitas Tacos, Chicken Tacos, Plant-based Backlot Nachos, Potato and Soy Chorizo Tacos

 

Pacific Wharf


Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Street Tacos Plate, Cocina Bowl, Achiote-marinated Half Chicken Plate, Torta Ahogada Al Pastor, Ensalada con Pollo
    • Kids: Taco of your Choice, Bowl of your Choice, Cheese Quesadilla, Arroz con Pollo

 

Ghirardelli® Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Dessert: World Famous Hot Fudge Sundae, Ocean Beach Sea Salt Caramel Sundae, Gold Rush Caramel Sundae, Frozen Hot Cocoa, Thick Shake, Ice Cream, Sea Salt Caramel Hot Cocoa, Classic Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa

 

Lucky Fortune Cookery

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Teriyaki Chicken, Szechuan Chicken, Beef Bulgogi Wrap, Vegan Bánh Mì, Pork Ramen
    • Kids: Chicken and Rice, Kids’ Vegan Bánh Mì

 

Mendocino Terrace

  • $14.99 and under | Table Service | Lounge
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Appetizers: Italian Cold Cut Plate, Mendocino Cheese Plate
    • Specialty Drinks: Assorted Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Wines, Beers, and Ciders

 

Pacific Wharf Café

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Soup in a Sourdough Bread Bowl (Clam Chowder, Broccoli and Cheese or Baked Potato Soup), Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Turkey Pesto Club, Chinese Chicken Salad, Chicken, Apple & Walnut Salad
    • Kids: Turkey Sandwich, Yummy Cheesy Macaroni
    • Dessert: Seasonal Bread Pudding, Mickey Cookie, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Mickey Crispy

 

Pacific Wharf Distribution Co.

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Jalapeno Cheese-filled Pretzel, Cream Cheese-filled Pretzel, Mickey Mouse Pretzel, Assorted Chips
    • Specialty Drinks: Assorted Karl Strauss Handcrafted Beers

 

Rita’s Baja Blenders

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Specialty Drinks: Rita’s Lemon-Lime Margarita, Rita’s Strawberry Margarita, Red Sangria, Rita’s Grand Lemon-Lime Margarita, Rita’s Grand Strawberry Margarita, The Tropicool – Lemon-Lime (Non-Alcoholic), The Tropicool – Strawberry (Non-Alcoholic)

 

Sonoma Terrace

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lounge
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: California Cheese Steak, Meatball Sandwich
    • Specialty Drinks: Assorted Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Cocktails, Wines, Beers, and Ciders

 

Wine Country Trattoria

  • $15 to $34.99 | Table Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Appetizers: Soup Del Giorno, Fried Calamari, Rustic Bruschetta, Italian Insalata, Caprese Salad
    • Entrées: Rib-Eye Steak, Linguine Alla Vongole, Fettuccine Shrimp Alfredo, Spaghetti Aglio Olio, Spaghetti Bolognese, Spaghetti Bolognese with Meatballs, Chicken Parmesan, Osso Buco, Lasagna Rustica, Tuscan Salad with Shrimp, Salmon
    • Kids: Chicken Breast, Whole-Grain Pasta with Marinara and Meatballs, Salmon, Cheese Pizza, Sautéed Shrimp, Chicken Parmesan
    • Dessert: Wine Country Tiramisù, Ghirardelli® Chocolate and Caramel Panna Cotta

 

Paradise Gardens Park


Bayside Brews

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Jalapeno Cheese-Filled Pretzel, Cream Cheese Filled Pretzel, Mickey Mouse Pretzel
    • Specialty Drinks: Craft Beers, Hard Ciders, Seasonal Margaritas, Assorted Non-Alcoholic Beverages

 

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Spaghetti with Meatballs, Five-Cheese Ravioli, Chicken Sun-dried Tomato Pesto, Pizzas (by the slice or whole), Chicken Caesar Salad, Italian Chef Salad, Boardwalk Field Greens
    • Kids: Turkey Meatball Sandwich, Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs, Cheese Pizza, Yummy Cheesy Macaroni
    • Dessert: Tiramisu, Raspberry Cheesecake

 

Corn Dog Castle

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Hot-Link Corn Dog, Original Corn Dog, Cheddar Cheese Stick

 

Paradise Garden Grill

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Impossible™ Meatball Submarine, Beer-battered Fish Tacos, Buffalo-style Roasted Turkey Leg, Brisket Sliders, Brisket Fries
    • Kids: Uncrustables Sandwich
    • Dessert: Berry Spectacular Cookie Shake, Black Forest Parfait

 

Pixar Pier


Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: It’s Lemon! (Nondairy Soft Serve), It’s Chocolate! (Soft Serve), It’s Vanilla! (Soft Serve), Pixar Pier Frosty Parfait, It’s Snow-Capped Lemon

 

Angry Dogs

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Angry Dog (spicy with “Hot Fries”), Slightly Annoyed Dog (not-so-spicy with potato chips)

 

Jack Jack Cookie Num Nums in California Adventure | magicintheplanning.comJack-Jack Cookie Num Nums

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Dessert: Jack-Jack Cookie Num Num, The IncrediCookie, Jack-Jack Shortbread Cookie

 

Lamplight Lounge

  • $15 to $34.99 | Table Service | Lounge
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Angus Beef Sliders, Cheddar Burger, Pastrami-spiced Impossible™ Burger, Potato Skins, Spotlight Nachos: Barbacoa, Lobster Nachos, Tuna Poke
    • Kids: Burger Slider, Chicken, PB and J Roll

 

Poultry Palace

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Chicken Drumstick Box, Turkey Leg, Buttered Corn on the Cob, Chili-Lime Corn on the Cob, Assorted Chips

 

Señor Buzz Churros

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Dessert: Caliente Churro (spicy), Cinnamon Super Galaxy Churro

 

We hoped you enjoyed our California Adventure Dining Guide! Looking to plan your first Disneyland Resort vacation? Be sure to visit my step-by-step guide to get started!

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