Down the hill from Ocean Avenue onto the beach at Corona del Mar is an order up/pick up little café right next to the sand. You have to pay for parking but the food at Tackle Box is good and prices reasonable so it won’t matter. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The food is made to order with fresh ingredients. I started with a watermelon slushy that was vey refreshing. My foodie friend Lynn (I seem to have a lot of foodie friends now that I am doing a blog) ordered a breakfast burrito with eggs, cheese, crisp bacon, hash browns, a little of this, a little of that. She added some hot sauce and said it was a winner. I had Chilaquiles which is a soft tortilla loaded with black beans, cheddar cheese, chopped tomatillos and topped with a fried egg and fresh cilantro…..so yummy.

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The menu is limited but everything looks wonderful.  Tackle Box opens at 9am, closes at 3pm then opens again at 3:30 until 6pm. We were there on a sunny Friday. I imagine the weekends are very busy. There is outside seating only at picnic tables under large umbrellas. They advertise themselves as the “Local Grub Shack” – but that grub is very good!   I am coming back again soon for lunch.