The popular Newport Beach Film Festival returns April 26 through May 3, and select restaurants at The Triangle in Costa Mesa are offering discounts to guests dining before or after a Newport Beach Film Festival show at Starlight Triangle Cinemas when they present their movie stubs or proof of purchase of movie tickets on their phone.
La Vida Cantina will offer guests 15% off full priced items (excluding specials and happy hour) if they show their NBFF tickets or proof of movie ticket purchase. Perfect for al fresco dining with this week’s warm weather, La Vida Cantina has a spacious patio with inviting palapas where visitors feel like they have been transported to a vacation along the Mexican Riviera.
La Vida’s signature dishes including, Enchiladas del Mar (corn tortilla stuffed with crab, lobster, and shrimp with poblano sauce and jack cheese), Carne Asada (lightly seasoned skirt steak served with Quemada salsa), La Vida Burrito (stuffed with our popular carne asada and tomatillo salsa), and Camarones a la Diabla (shrimp sautéed in spicy diabla sauce with bell peppers and onions.)
Other favorites include Esquite (fresh corn mixed with serrano chile, epazote herbs, paprika, mayo, cotija cheese, lime), Mushroom Veggie Tacos (seasoned mushrooms, spinach, onion, and garlic with chipotle mayo, queso fresco and avocado), Tamales (a choice of beef, chicken or pumpkin and corn), and the Ribeye Steak (a 12 oz USDA choice ribeye steak with red bell pepper sauce and grilled onions.) For those who want to end their meal on sweet note, choose from Bunuelos (cinnamon sugar tortilla chips with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauce), Churros (made from scratch and served with caramel sauce), Sopapillas (light airy pillows of fried dough dusted with powdered sugar) or Flan (vanilla custard made fresh daily and served with berries on top.)
Located on the second level of Triangle Square, La Vida Cantina is open until 11 pm Sunday through Wednesday, and open until 2 am Thursday through Saturday. For reservations, please call 949.612.2349.
Tavern + Bowl will also offer 15% off for NBFF patrons when showing their tickets or proof of purchase of tickets. Specialties at this fun restaurant with a scratch kitchen include BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with beerbeque sauce; Crispy Chicken Sandwich (crispy chicken with cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and pickles, served with garlic aioli on a brioche bun); Bacon Jam Burger (angus chuck patties, bacon jam, fried egg, arugula, tomato, and garlic aioli); The Ultimate Grilled Cheese (double layers of provolone, mozzarella, brie, bacon, and tomato sandwiched between three slices of parmesan-toasted sourdough bread); Tavern Tacos (choice of chorizo chicken, beef barbacoa, carnitas, or beer-battered cod over corn tortillas, served with fire-roasted corn + black bean salsa.)
Complete your meal with a Tavern+Bowl signature dessert of Triple Threat Chocolate Brownie (warmed cookie dough center with vanilla bean ice cream, topped with burnt bourbon caramel sauce) or Donuts in a Bag (served warm with caramel sauce.)
If you catch an early movie and head to Tavern+Bowl for dinner, you can enjoy a round or two of bowling to finish the evening. Tavern + Bowl is located on the lower level of Triangle Square and is open Sunday through Thursday until midnight, and Friday and Saturday until 2 am. Reservations can be made by calling 949.438.2320.
H20 Sushi & Izakaya is also offering a 20% discount on its menu, except on Happy Hour pricing and All You Can Eat Sushi. H20 features fresh sushi and delicious entrees such as Chicken and Beef Teriyaki, Miso Marinated Black Cod, Seared Tuna Tataki, Wagyu Beef Tataki With Goma Sauce, Salmon Miso Yaki and more.
Open Sunday through Wednesday until 11 pm, and Thursday through Saturday until midnight, H20 Sushi is located on the lower level of Triangle Square, and reservations can be made by calling 949.515.7400.
As a post-movie or dinner treat, Creamistry at Triangle Square is offering a free topping with the purchase of ice cream to customers who show their movie stubs or proof of purchase for Newport Beach Film Festival tickets. Creamistry is open until 10:30 pm nightly.
For a complete list of movies showing as part of the NBFF and other event information, please visit https://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/.
Triangle Square is conveniently located at the end of the 55 Freeway, where Newport Blvd., Harbor Blvd. and 19th Street intersect. The center offers seven levels of free parking, as well as a valet on the street level near Tavern + Bowl. The center also has a VIP Program offering discounts to various restaurants. Sign up for free online at dev.go2triangle.com, and follow The Triangle Square’s social media accounts at @Go2Triangle.