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“Homemade food in a cute little restaurant” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Rutabegorz Restaurant

Rutabegorz Restaurant
158 W Main St, Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 731-9807
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Ranked #3 of 256 Restaurants in Tustin
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian
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North Tustin
2 reviews
“Homemade food in a cute little restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I have eaten here for years (20+). It's simple and fresh. Don't expect fireworks. It's average. Bagels, sandwiches, fresh salads, fondue, burritos, soups. Im pretty sure dressings and sauces are all from scratch. They're a little heavy on the cheese and sprouts (which is in a lot of their dishes). Kid friendly, quick, pretty healthy. All the desserts are homemade and they are killer. The atmosphere is hippie dippy. Old wooden booths some tables, eclectic decor. Quaint. Portions are hearty and reasonable prices.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Tustin, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Just great good natural food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This is a place to "cleanse" yourself from junk food. Great, well prepared simplistic food, using fresh ingredients. Very relax atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Laguna Niguel, California
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Good food, nice patio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I was looking for a place to meet a friend for lunch in Tustin and checked out TripAdvisor, of course. I'd heard about Rutabegorz but never eaten there. It's in an old bank building on the main street of Old Town Tustin, with eclectic decor and tin ceilings. There's a huge menu with healthy choices. But I chose the BLT with avocado and cheese--not terribly healthy but tasted good. We ate on the patio which faces the street, but it was quiet enough to talk easily. They don't take reservations, but tables were available inside throughout lunchtime. There is street parking and also a parking ramp behind the restaurant, but the left turn up the ramp is easy to miss. Also, make sure you look for West Main--my friend was late since he was looking on the East side. All in all, a nice place for a quiet lunch with lots of choices. After lunch make sure to drive around and look at the Victorian and Craftsman houses on the nearby side streets.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Ana, CA
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“Great Vegetarian in Old Town Tustin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

I've been eating here for years. There's great variety on the menu, some of it seasonal. The salads are huge, and I wish they'd offer a smaller version, too. Try the tropical iced tea-wonderful and unsweetened. The soups are great, too. You can't go wrong here.

Visited May 2012
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Tustin
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“Great casual food, friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

A throwback to the 70s, Rutabegorz has delicious salads, wraps and "health" food that we've all take for granted. Try the garlic chicken salad, you won't regret it.

Visited April 2012
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