Rockfire Grill named winner of 'Perfect Pitch'
Oct 25th 2016




Rockfire Grill named winner of 'Perfect Pitch'

There may be no better way to recapture the spirit of ingenuity, excitement and entrepreneurship that has brought so many into food service than to attend an event like the Perfect Pitch on the last day of the Fast Casual Executive Summit. In the hour-long session, three relatively new restaurant entrepreneurs took the stage to make their best five-minute "pitch" for why their concept was the most worthy of both investment and good ol' collegial respect from an audience of restaurant executives.

Yelp's National Awards Top 100 Places to eat in the USA
FEB 10th 2016




Which 5 O.C. restaurants landed on Yelp's Top 100 list?

Newcomer Rockfire Grill features stone cooked pizzas and flat breads, as well as burgers. The Yelp ranking is based on reviews from its Mission Viejo location. However, it has another location in Santa Ana on 17th Street, near Tustin Avenue. A third one is coming soon to Newport Beach, at the old JackShrimp location on 1200 West Coast Highway.

Yelp names Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. this year

Yelp's list of the Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. for 2016 is a study In diversity, featuring everything from Michelin-starred fine dining establishments and family-run cafes to worker-Owned collectives and barbecue joints. The broad range of cuisines. price points and styles reflects a growing national curiosity about food and dining out — which is great news for America.

Yelp names Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. this year

Yelp's list of the Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. for 2016 is a study in diversity, featuring everything from Michelin-starred fine dining establishments and family-run cafes to worker-owned collectives and barbecue joints. The broad range of cuisines, price points and styles reflects a growing national curiosity about food and dining out—which is great news for America.

Best Pizza & Burger in OC #1 & #2 Spots on Yelp....
Nov 1st 2015




Best pizza, burger restaurant Orange County, CA

Best Local Chain 2015




Best Local Chain Orange County 2015 Rockfire Grill

The burger at Rockfire Grill is twice as thick as In-N-Out's and charred in the right places, But it's not the meet that's the star; it's the baked-to-order bread shaped in a clamshell that hugs it. The outer surface is crusty, still hot to the touch and with the crunch of a fresh-out-of-the-oven ciabatta. So far, Rockfire only has two locations, but if owner Raj Syal's ambitions are met, you'll see more soon in 0C—and then everywhere.

Voted as One of the Great OC Burgers for National Burger
Month May 5th 2015




Cheddar Cheeseburger at Rockfire Grill

Burgers at Rockfire Grill are certainly best-value; for $4.95 each, you get a fancy flatbread burger that's as filling as burgers at other places going for $20. Of them all, the cheddar cheeseburger is particularly satisfying; inside a crusty yet fluffy flatbread are thick slices of juicy beef, leafy greens, tomatoes, and grilled onions--all accompanied by mustard and mayo. How the flatbread stays intact the whole time is also impressive--says a lot. don't it?

#1 at the 2015 Top 10 List for Best Burger in Santa Ana




10 Best Burger Joints in Santa Ana, CA!

Burgers are great, Almost everyone can agree. Cooked just right, juicy and flavorful. We sampled some delicios burgers in Santa Ana and compiled a list of our favorites. The Top 10 Burger Joints in Santa Ana. We could't to every restaurant in the city, so tell us, which ones are your favorites?

Rockfire Rocks Feb 12th 2015..OC Weekly




Rockfire Grill Has Created OC'S Next Great Burger

At first, Rockfire Grill is discombobulating. The music is reggae; the food is American; and the owner is originally from Mumbai and also owns the Tangy Tomato, a Chinese Indian restaurant in Artesia's Little India. That Raj Syal now makes burgers tucked into flatbreads he bakes to order in a leafy Mission Viejo strip mall frequented by suburban soccer moms can be explained in one word: "freshness."

Zagat recommends.. May 22 2014




5 New Places to Eat This Weekend in San Diego

Hillcrest: Check out Rock Fire Grill for flatbreads. burgers and customized pizzas freshly baked over high heat in a tandoor (clay grill). Prawns, skewered kabobs and gluten-free options are also available.

April 30th 2014 Serious Eats




Rockfire Grill in San Diego

In search of a way to shake up my burger routine (which Iately has been Hodad's and lots of it). I discovered Rockfire Grill, a fairly new spot in Hillcrest that specializes in flatbreads baked in a tandoor over smolderinng lava rocks. For a small restaurent with a true to my missin. I ordered the long burger, a bacon cheddar cheeseburger ($5.75), made with a juicy beef patty that's charbroiled to order, topped with cheddar cheese, a handful of mixed greens, bacon crumbles , and house sauce.

April 11th 2014 Uptown News




A glimpse into Taste of Hillcrest

Restaurateur Raj Syal says the concept for his new Rockfire Grill in Hillcrest "doesn't exit anywhere else." Indeed, his electic menu looks promising. At the center of the kitchken is an artisan grill filled with hot stones that is used for cooking flatbreads to order. The hot, fresh bread encompasses everything from burgers and chipotle chicken to jack cheese with green onions