Reviews of Paradise Garden Grill
View Menus at Paradise Garden Grill Dining LocationReplaced Burger Invasion in July 2011.
Traditional counter service restaurant, serving Mediterranean-style skewers, with choice of meat or tofu, and choice of sauces.
Reviewed by Susan Kowalski Review Date: 09/26/2018
Rating: (9) Recommended
This is by far my favorite place to eat when I'm at California Adventure Park! I ordered the chicken kabob which came with rice, taziki sauce, cucumber salad and a large piece of pita bread for $11.99. It was a full meal - of healthy food - for a great price. They also offer the same plate but with steak or veggies. The other thing I appreciate is that the food is served on regular plates with flatware - no paper plates/plastic forks here!
It is a bit away from the front of the park, but I will definitely make the trip to eat here again the next time I'm at this park!
Pros:Delicious and healthy options at a decent price.
Cons:A long way over there from the front of the park.
Reviewed by Starling Review Date: 06/30/2017
Rating: (1) Not Recommended
I am rating this a 1 to offset the earlier reviews, which no longer apply.
PGG used to have the best quick service food in the park. They are no longer the same restaurant, and really should have changed their name to reflect that. Now they're basically just a replacement for Corn Dog Castle, and if that's what you want, I suppose you'll be happy enough.
I'm devastated to loose what was our favorite quick service restaurant in the Anaheim Disney Resort area. What they have replaced it with is not healthy, interesting, or unique. This change was a big mistake.
Reviewed by Ptorquemada Review Date: 05/19/2015
Rating: (7) Recommended
I had the gyro plate ($12.50). The gyro was fine, but it seemed little on the skimpy side for the price considering that at Rancho del Zocalo in DL you can get a lot more food for less money. The gyro plate came with a small amount of cucumber salad (tasted okay, but there wasn't much of it) and tabouleh (seemed a little bitter to me ... not terribly so, but more than I would have liked).
I think next time I'll probably have one of the kabobs, which are slightly cheaper and come with rice instead of tabouleh (both wins in my book).
One of the nice things is that there are several other counter service places nearby that share the same (outdoor) seating area, so if you have a group that can't agree on a single type of food they may all be able to find something they can stand nearby and you can still all eat together.
The disadvantage is that there's SOME shade for the seating area, but not all the tables are shaded and it's in the middle of an asphalt prairie, so if you don't get one of the shady tables you'll be slowly broiling.
Pros:One of several places in a small area with shared seating
Cons:Not as much food as you might expect for the cost
Reviewed by mom2boys2 Review Date: 01/30/2013
Rating: (9) Recommended
I had lunch here one afternoon. The rest of the family chose other options and we ate in the common area out front. It is a good, fresh option that is unexpected in this park. If you enjoy Mediterranean food, I recommend it.
I chose the Greek Salad and added a skewer of grilled chicken. The salad was HUGE and full of amazing flavors. It comes with a pita bread that was tasty as well. The grilled chicken was great and added a lot to the salad. However, it definitely added to the price as well! They charge $8 for one skewer of chicken which is the same price as the salad! But, in the grand scheme of things, it was well worth it. The meal was more than enough food for one person.
One note - the toppings and dressing are all mixed together on the salad. This did not bother me as I picked around the things I didn't love and enjoyed the flavor mixture otherwise. But for some this may be an issue. I do encourage you to try it though. It was a nice, flavorful meal!