Best Steakhouse - 2010
Regina's Restaurant is an Orange County standard, an Argentine diner that screens soccer all year in a charming space squeezed between a car-stereo shop and an apartment building. But the restaurant doesn't get enough credit for what it ultimately is: a steakhouse. Argies know their beef, and you can get a good, normal cut here alongside zesty chimichurri and pair it with a velvety Argentine or Chilean wine from owner Elías Níquias' collection. But for the discerning beef-eater, you can also get the parrillada: flank and skirt steaks, short ribs, morcilla, molleja—basically the whole steer—plus French fries, barbecued chicken and chorizo thrown in to lighten your load. Like lamb? A leg of it is roasted to crispy crunchiness. Also? It's much more affordable than the norm, which is important in these times.