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    Orange County fails to land on Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat list for 2024
    • January 23, 2024

    Yelp HAS released its 11th annual Top 100 Places to Eat in the United States, which features 18 California restaurants this year, with several Golden State locations making appearances.

    That is, except for Orange County.

    Out of the 100 best places to eat, according to Yelp reviews, 18 can be found in the Golden State. The company’s 2023’s rankings had featured nine Orange County restaurants, including Anaheim’s Sunbliss Cafe, Sababa Falafel Shop in Garden Grove and Hanuman Thai Eatery in Costa Mesa. This year O.C. has zilch.

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    Riverside and Ventura counties, which had two and one appearances in 2023, respectively, didn’t make the cut this year, either.

    Los Angeles County has four restaurants on this year’s list (down from six). Downtown L.A.’s Broken Mouth, Yelp’s No. 1 restaurant in the nation last year, fell to No. 6. (Latin American vegetarian restaurant Tumerico in Tucson, Arizona, came in at the top spot for 2024.)

    Asian cuisines were the most represented in 2024, with Asian, Asian-fusion, and Southeast Asian restaurants making up 25% of the list. More than 85% of the eateries are priced under $30 per person.

    Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the United States, released Tuesday, Jan 23, is determined by the company’s data team who use community submissions to determine restaurants by ratings, number of reviews and volume of submissions, according to Yelp. Food trucks, delis and cafés are also taken into consideration.

    Here are the other Southern California eateries that made the list and their rankings:

    Los Angeles County

    4. GS Cafe and Ethiopian Cuisine (Covina)

    6. Broken Mouth/Lee’s Homestyle (Los Angeles)

    10. Uncle Af’s (Agoura Hills)

    81. Zamorales Grill (Woodland Hills)

    San Diego County

    3. Sunnyside Kitchen (Escondido)

    16. Crafted Greens (El Cajon)

    40. Rosemarie’s Burgers (San Diego)

    53. Peace Pies (San Diego)

    The state with the second-most appearances was Florida with 13 restaurants, Arizona and Texas both have eight spots each and Nevada finished the top five most represented states with six eateries.

    ​ Orange County Register