Restaurants Around the Square

note: 7-14 this listing is hopelessly out of date. We need a foodie to review all the new restaurants downtown Some restaurants updated 7-17 removed closed restaurants 1-2021

Downtown Santa Ana:
Just go here Eat DTSA

Lola Gaspar
211 W 2nd St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Spanish Tapas
Excellent food, great atmosphere and perfect location!!!

220 E 4th St #102, Santa Ana, CA 92701
American style small plates
Best restaurant in Santa Ana!!!!

Dear Lacy
601 E Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92701
American style small plates & Beer Garden
Perfect Saturday stop for craft beer & delicious food.

Hidden House Coffee
511 E Santa Ana Blvd Santa Ana, CA 92701
Coffee & Tea and coffee roaster
This is how coffee should be done. You will immediately be drawn in by the rich bold smell wafting out of HHC. Give it a try, you might just replace your starbucks run for a HHC run.

Chapter One -The Modern Local
227 N. Broadway
Hip downtown hangout in the Pacific Building.
check their website for hours & menu

The Gypsy Den
125 North Broadway 714 835-8840

Mil Jugos Review
318 W. 5th Street 714 836-4601

Original Mike's
100 South Main Street 714.550.7764

Pop's Cafe
112 E. 9th Street 714 543-2772
a great place for weekend breakfast!

no website but here's an OCFoodBlog review

17th Street:
The Olde Ship
1720 W 17th Street 714-550-6700

El Pico de Gallo Grill Review
17th & Flower
714 953- 7448

Peking Kitchen menu and review
413 W 17th 714-543-2383
(our favorite Chinese restaurant. Coupons in Cityline)

Super Antojitos
1702 N Bristol St 714 835-3619
lame website but good wet burritos.

The Hacienda
1725 N. College Avenue 714 558-1304
Thursday eve Southwestern, Sunday Brunch

Not Far Away:

Buccaneer Pizza
2757 North Grand Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 639-9610
The BEST pizza plus they deliver to Washington Square. If you're thinking about Domino's or Little Cesar's STOP & call Buccaneer. More expensive but worth it!!

Juan Pollo
1231 W. Memory Lane
Santa Ana 714 550-0507 (read mini-review)

we like them so much they catered the WSNA Summer Party (when we still had summer partys)

Philly's Best (Read Review)
1804 N. Tustin

Baja Fish Tacos (Read Review)
3644 South Bristol, Santa Ana 714 641-4836

Hollingshead's Delicatessen
368 S. Main Street, Orange 714 978-9467
(read review)
Farmer Boys
17th Street

El Torito
Enderle Center, Tustin 714 838-6630

El Torito Grill
951 Newport Center Drive Newport Beach 949-640-2875
1910 Main Street Irvine 949-975-1220
more upscale than the original and a fusion menu with great flavors.
The Newport Center location is a great getaway.

The Crab Cooker
Enderle Center, Tustin 714 573-1077
Great Seafood, Don't Look Up Here!

Zov's Bistro
Enderle Center 17440 E 17th St. Tustin, CA 92780 714.838.8855
considered by someone to be one of OC's best restaurants, although pricey.

Olive Garden
714 531-8323

California Pizza Kitchen
MainPlace 714 479-0604

Wahoo's Fish Tacos
13791 Newport Ave. Tustin
3000 S. Bristol, Costa Mesa
also 3333 Bear St. #211 CM
a So. Cal original

Avila's El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant
2201 E 1st St 714-547-9129

George's Thai Bistro
3732 S Bristol 714-979-8366

Orange County Mining Co
10000 Crawford Canyon Rd 714-997-7411
on a hill above Chapman Ave.
open for Dinner 5-11PM, Sunday Brunch 9:30AM-2:30P

Han's Homemade Ice Cream
3460 S. Bristol 714 979-8815
legendary ice cream but good sandwiches too.

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