There are three more new kids on the block.
* At Mandarin Dock (yes, dock), 24921 Dana Point Harbor Drive in Dana Point, owner Karen Lee offers more than a hundred Mandarin and Szechwan dishes, all priced between $3.95 and $10.50. Choose the ocean-view patio or the white, teal and pink dining room for lunches Mondays through Saturdays, Sunday brunch, or dinner nightly. (714) 248-8299.
* Adolfo's Cantina at 858 S. Coast Highway makes Laguna restaurant No. 3 for Adolfo and Connie Vides, who also own the Laguna Feast and Adolfo's takeout restaurant just up the PCH. The Cantina offers more formal dining with steak, chicken and shrimp fajitas, fresh fish plates, homemade tamales and chilis rellenos. Top dinner price: $9.95. Lunch and dinner daily. (714) 497-7883.
* At Pescado Poco, 10205 Valley View Blvd. in Cypress, the emphasis is on charbroiled fresh halibut, beef, pork, chicken and shrimp. Combos run $3.49 to $5.49. It's owned by Jerry Copeland, who was part owner of the Hop, and it's open daily for lunch and dinner. (714) 828-3390.