Santa Ana Blog 


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

Mother's Day Brunch in Santa Ana

When it comes to brunch, what’s not to like? A choice of sweet and savory options, fresh juices, sparkling Champagne, and the joy of knowing you’ve got nothing but time to create new memories. Celebrate Mother's Day with a leisurely brunch at one of these Santa Ana locales. Benchmark If you want to…

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Your Guide to Santa Ana's Pizza

Pan-style, thin crust, New York-style, deep dish— pizza is the all-season, every week (maybe even everyday) dish that will quite simply never go out of style. From the beloved neighborhood staples to the new up-and-coming favorites, Santa Ana offers a myriad of pizza spots guaranteed to indulge your…

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California’s Largest Selection of Mexican Wine

At the Alta Baja Market in the heart of downtown Santa Ana, you can expect to find a spread of foods, drinks, crafts, and goods that reflect the vibrancy of the cultural intersections between California, Mexico, and the American Southwest. What you might not expect to find— California’s largest…

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Best Burgers in Santa Ana

Santa Ana’s food culture is steeped in tradition, so it should come as no surprise that the city has perfected the ultimate American culinary tradition: the burger. From unpretentious old-school joints to new cult-favorite smashburger spots, Santa Ana knows how to make a good burger. With the…

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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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