Santa Ana Dining 

A Blend of Tradition Mixed with Inspiration


Santa Ana, a community rich in Hispanic/Latino culture brings you the vibrant flavors of Mexico. Steamed tamales. Rich brothy pozole. Crispy golden tortillas.  Savor family recipes passed down from generation to generation along with some of the “best tacos in Orange County.”


Further complimenting Santa Ana’s dining scene are restaurants featuring a mix of classic and eclectic flavors, including plant-based menus offering “junk food” to sushi.


Come explore the culinary of Santa Ana from breakfast to the late-night munchies.
 

Santa Ana restaurants featured in the OC Register's "75 Best Restaurants of 2022"
 

Restaurant  Category Address
1st Street Burger House American 2029 E. 1st St. 
20/20 Café Café 1700 E. St. Andrew Pl.
4th Street Market Food Hall 201 E. 4th St.
5 Estrellas Mexican Restaurant Mexican 650 S. Harbor Blvd. 
828 Pho Asian 220 W. 1st St. 
Adalberto's Mexican Food Mexican 2429 N. Tustin Ave.
Alegria De Vivir Juice 1734 W. 1st St.
Aloha Hawaiian BBQ Hawaiian  3814 S. Bristol St.
Aloha Hawaiian BBQ Hawaiian  2729 N. Bristol St.
Alta Baja Market Mexican 201 E. 4th St.
Antonello Ristorante Italian 3800 S. Plaza Dr.
Applebee's Grill + Bar American 2800 N. Main St.
Avila's El Ranchito Mexican 2201 E. 1st St. 
Baja Fish Tacos Mexican 3664 S. Bristol St.
Bakery 101  Sweets 3388 S. Bristol St.
Bandito Taqueria Mexican 2202 S. Main St.
Baskin Robbins Sweets 2800 N. Main St.
Benchmark American 601 E. Santa Ana Blvd.
Bird & Barrel Asian 400 N. Broadway
Blinking Owl Distillery & Bistro Distillery 802 E. Washington Ave.
Blaze Pizza Pizza 2800 N. Main St.
Botana Express Mexican 2800 N. Main St.
Boudin SF American 2800 N. Main St.
Brito's Taqueria Mexican 122 e. 17th St. 
Burritos La Palma Mexican 201 E. 4th St.
Burritos La Palma Mexican 410 N. Bristol St.
Cafe Cito Café 400 W. 4th St.
Café Cultura Café 324 W. 4th St.
California Pizza Kitchen American 2800 N. Main St.
California Plate American 2800 N. Main St.
Cancun Juice Mexican 2800 N. Main St.
Candy Island Sweets 2800 N. Main St.
Carnitas Sahuayo Mexican 402 W. 17th St.
Casa Oaxaca Restaurant Mexican 3317 W. 1st St.
Cerveza Cito Brewery Brewery 309 W. 4th St. 
Chapter One: The Modern Local American 227 N. Broadway
Charleys Philly Steaks American 2800 N. Main St.
Chato's Bar & Grill Mexican 400 N. Broadway
Chevita's Juice & Bagel Bagel Shop 209 W. 4th St. 
Chicken Maison Mediteranean 3605 S. Bristol St. 
Chunk-n-Chip  Sweets 201 E. 4th St.
Cinnabon Sweets 2800 N. Main St.
Coffee Heist Café 2800 N. Main St.
Coffee Muse Café 310 E. 4th St. 
Colima Mexican & Seafood Restaurant Mexican 130 N. Fairview St.
Congregation Ale House Brewery 201 N. Broadway 
Corazon Coffee Bar Café 320 Main St. 
Crave  American 410 W. 4th St.
CrepeMaker Café 2800 N. Main St.
Daily Kombucha Juice 201 E. 4th St.
Dante's Coffee & Tea Café 600 W. Santa Ana Blvd. 
Darya Persian 3800 S. Plaza Dr.
Deli Station American 201 E. 4th St.
Detention DTSA American 220 E. 4th St. 
Dough Exchange  Bagel Shop 400 N. Broadway
El Cabrito Mexican 1604 W. 1st St. 
El Gallo Giro Mexican 1442 S. Bristol St.
El Indio Botanas y Cerveza Mexican 309 W. 3rd St.
El Mercado Modern Mexican 301 N. Spurgeon St. 
El Michoacano Mexican 1220 N. Bristol St. 
El Pico de Gallo Grill Mexican 901 W. 17th St.
El Rincon Mexicano Mexican 104 E. 4th St.
El Yaqui Tacos y Mariscos Mexican 1935 E. 17th St. 
Electric City Butcher American 201 E. 4th St.
Erick El Taquero  Mexican 100 Geotz Ave.
Euro Caffe  Café 3950 S. Bristol St.
Faka's Island Grill Hawaiian  201 E. 4th St.
Fling Cocktail Lounge  Bar 2370 N. Tustin Ave.
Flor De Oaxaca  Mexican 210 W. 1st. St. 
Golden Hot Fried Chicken  American 201 E. 4th St.
Great Khan's Mongolian Grill Mongolian 2800 N. Main St.
Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken  American 102 N. Sycamore St.
Gyro Guys Mediterranean 318 W. 5th St.
Han's Ice Cream Sweets 3640 S. Bristol St.
Hector's on Broadway Mexican  409 N. Broadway
Hidden House Coffee Café 511 E. Santa Ana Blvd. 
120 W. 5th St. (inside Mariners Church)
Hopper & Burr Café 202 W. 4th St. 
Hunter's Café and Bakery Café 31 E. MacArthur Crescent
I Can Barbecue Korean Grill Asian 414 W. 4th St.
Izzy's Cake Pops Sweets 2800 N. Main St.
Johnny Rockets American 2800 N. Main St.
Jugos Acapulco Mexican 307 E. 1st St. 
Jugos Acapulco Mexican 2003 W. 1st St.
Jugos Acapulco with Wings American 307 E. 1st St. 
Jugos Vallarta  Mexican 1312 W. 1st St. 
Kaizen Shabu Shabu Asian 303 N. Spurgeon St. 
Kebab Place Mediterranean 306 W. 4th St. 
La Casa De Marcos  Mexican 2501 N. Grand Ave.
La Chiquita Restaurant Mexican 906 E. Washington Ave.
La Costenita Mexican Food Mexican 1734 W. 1st St.
La Mia Pasta Italian 2800 N. Main St.
La Michocana  Mexican 2800 N. Main St.
La Michocana Express Mexican 300 E. 4th St.
La Petite Sourie French 2801 MacArthur Blvd. 
La Santa Bar 220 E. 3rd St. 
La Super Birria Mexican 1041 W. 1st St.
La Vegana Mexicana Mexican 201 E. 4th St.
Las Brisas Mexican 719 E. 1st St.
Las Brisas De Apatzingán Mexican 1524 S. Flower St.
Lava Kitchen & Bar Asian 416 W. 4th St.
Little Onion  Mexican 110 W. MacArthur Blvd. 
Loaded Café American 3760 W. McFadden Ave.
Loaded Café American 451 E. 1st St. 
Lola Gaspar Mexican 211 W. 2nd St. 
Loose Leaf Boba Company Café 201 E. 4th St.
Los Dorados BBQ Mexican 2600 W. Edinger Ave.
Los Reyes Del Elote Asado Mexican Corner of Chestnut Ave. & Main St.
Mar Latin 201 E. 4th St.
Mariscos Pueblo Culichi Mexican 1284 W. Myrtle St. 
Mary's Restaurant Mexican 1819 S. Main St.
McFadden Public Market Food Hall 515 N. Main St. 
MealBoxed Asian 2800 N. Main St.
Mighty Bowl Asian 31 E. MacArthur Crescent
Mil Jugos Venezuelan 320 W. 5th St. 
Mission Bar Bar 302 N. Main St. 
Mission Control Bar 515 N. Main St. 
Mix Mix Kitchen Bar Eclectic  300 N. Main St. 
Mrs. Bean Asian 2800 N. Main St.
Mrs. Fields  Sweets 2800 N. Main St.
Munchies Vegan Diner Vegan 313 N. Bush St. 
Mymen Ramen Asian 515 N. Main St. 
Nate's Corner American 3960 S. Main St.
Native Son American 305 E. 4th St. 
Naughty Vegan Asian Vegan 313 N. Bush St. 
Navarro's Taqueria Mexican 1535 S. Standard Ave.
Next Round Bar & Grill Bar 200 N. Broadway
Nice Guys 100% Vegan Vegan 1727 E. 17th St.
OMakase by Gino Asian 304 N. Main St. 
Osaka Japan Asian 2800 N. Main St.
Panaderia Y Taqueria Mexican Food Mexican 1236 W. Civic Center Dr.
Panda Express Asian 2800 N. Main St.
Panini Kabob Grill Mediterranean 2800 N. Main St.
Perla Mexican Cuisine Mexican 400 W. 4th St.
Pop's Café Café  112 E. 9th St.
Potzoldencano  Mexican 1003 S. Bristol St. 
Proof Bar Bar 215 N. Broadway
Randy's Donuts Sweets 2232 W. 17th St. 
Recess by Playground Bar 201 E. 4th St.
Restaurante Las Cazuelas Mexican 312 N. Bush St. 
Rigoberto's Bros Tacos Mexican 201 S. Mountain View
Ritter's Steam Kettle Cajun 1421 W. MacArthur Blvd.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Sweets 2800 N. Main St.
Royal Khyber Indian 3800 S. Plaza Dr.
Sal's Tacos a la Mexicana Mexican 2431 N. Tustin Ave.
Santa Ana Elks American 1751 S. Lyon St.
Santa Ana River Brewing Company Brewery 3480 W. Warner Ave.
Sarinana's Tamale Factory Mexican 2218 W. 5th St. 
Sbarro Pizza 2800 N. Main St.
Secret Vegan Pizza Pizza 201 E. 4th St.
Shabu Shabu Bar Asian 1945 E. 17th St. 
ShariNori by Chef Han Asian 201 E. 4th St. 
SmorBurgers  Eclectic 201 E. 4th St. 
Sky Roll Ice Cream Asian 2800 N. Main St.
Spoons Grill & Bar American 2601 Hotel Terrace Dr. 
Starbucks Café 2800 N. Main St.
Subway American 2800 N. Main St.
Surf City Squeeze Juice 2800 N. Main St.
Sweet Boba Café 2800 N. Main St.
Taco Pronto Mexican 1714 E. McFadden Ave.
Tacos Manuel Mexican 17th & Mabury St. 
Tacos Sinaloa Mexican 1430 E. 17th St. 
Tacos TJ Style Mexican 1718 S. Grand Ave.
Tacos Y Birria El Guero Mexican 2330 W. Edinger Ave.
Tacos Y Birria El Guero Mexican 1010 E. Chestnut Ave.
Tacos y Birria El Guero Lucatero Mexican 1300 W. Myrtle St.
Tangata Restaurant American 2002 N. Main St.
Taqueria De Anda Mexican 2610 W. Edinger Ave.
Taqueria El Zamorano Mexican 925 W. Warner Ave.
Taqueria El Zamorano Mexican 17th & Mabury St. 
Taqueria Hoy Mexican 1029 E. 4th St.
Taqueria Los Grandes Mexican 1736 W. 5th St. 
Taqueria Sahuayo Mexican Food  Mexican 2056 S. Main St.
Taqueria Tapatia Mexican 202 S. Bristol St. 
Taqueria Tapatia Mexican 1118 W. 1st St.
Taqueria Zamora Mexican 3121 Main St. 
Taquerias Guadalajara Mexican 305 E. 4th St. 
That Funky Michi Catering  
The Chicken Rice Asian 318 W. 5th St.
The Chocolate Cake Shop Sweets 2800 N. Main St.
The Copper Door American 225 N. Broadway
The Den American 125 N. Broadway
The Green Parrot Villa Mexican 2035 N. Main St. 
The Lost Bean Café 1251 Dyer Rd.
The Quill Lounge Bar 1630 Mabury St.
The Twisted Tiki Bar 515 N. Main St. 
The West End Kitchen & Pub American 300 W. 5th St. 
Three Roots Mexican Cocina Mexican 2800 N. Main St.
Tito's La Especial  Mexican 701 N. Harbor Blvd. 
Tito's La Especial  Mexican 503 W. 17th St. 
Tortas Ahogadas La Guera Mexican 1205 W. 17th St. 
Trio Grill Mediterranean 120 S. Harbor Blvd.
Trust American 220 E. 4th St. 
Tuk Tuk Thai Street Food  Asian 201 E. 4th St. 
Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt Sweets 2800 N. Main St.
Two Hands Asian 2800 N. Main St.
Vacation Santa Ana  American 204 W. 4th St. 
Wetzel's Pretzels American 2800 N. Main St.
Wings & Bowls Asian 515 N. Main St. 
Wokcano Asian 2800 N. Main St.
Wursthaus European 305 E. 4th St. 
Yogurtland Sweets 2800 N. Main St.


Click here for a PDF of Santa Ana restaurants
 

Food Tour

Travelling Foodie founder Raymond Cua published a Santa Ana Food Tour vlog featuring the "best tacos in the area."