Santa Ana Blog 

Discover what is cool, delicious, and artsy in Santa Ana.

Tacos for Days

By Greg Nagel Tacos aren't just for Tuesdays in Santa Ana. No matter what day of the week you're here, stopping to grab some of Mexic's regional cuisine is a rite of passage. Chato’s Bar and Grill pairs its tacos and tequilas with a Thursday special, offering satisfying street tacos and a…

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Diverse Dining

By Greg Nagel We're spoiled in Santa Ana: our vibrantly eclectic population makes some incredible eats. Dig in at these local gems with authentic international cuisine or vegan delicacies. Bird & Barrel has eclectic fare with fantastic cocktails, wings, and small bite accouterments, but the real…

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Buenas Noches

By Greg Nagel Heading out for a night on the town? Santa Ana has flavor and fun long after dark. Blinking Owl is Orange County's first distillery to produce bourbon, rye, aquavit, gin, and vodka, all made on-site from organic California-grown grain. Book a tour of its tall-copper distillery and…

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Caffeine Crawl

By Aliese Muhonen Santa Ana takes its coffee (and tea!) seriously. Here’s a sampling of the city’s best. For the Coffee Purists These places cater to the refined palettes of experienced coffeeholics, with classic concoctions and in-house roasted beans. Coffee Muse Famous for: Its…

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Save the Dates

By Carrie Graham and Aliese Muhonen It’s always a celebration in Santa Ana. No matter what time of year or what you’re into, there’s something fun happening in the heart of Orange County. Year-Round Dancing in the Streets Dance the night away under the stars in the midst of art vendors and…

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So Much Yum

By Greg Nagel From breakfast to brunch and lunch to late night, Santa Ana’s delicious dining options have your cravings covered. BREAKFAST & BRUNCH Alta Baja Market is so much more than a crafty bodega. The popular 4th Street Market location serves breakfast and lunch all day on weekdays and…

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