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Lola Gaspar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Spanish, Pub
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211 W 2nd St, Santa Ana, CA 92701-4819
+1 714-972-1172
11:30 - 01:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 01:30
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Orange County, California
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very popular bar and restaurant scene. The food is excellent and many local folks enjoy the hospitality and good service.

Thank Loren B
Santa Ana
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

One of Santa Ana's real gems located in The Artists Village, the staff are all artist in there cocktails, food.

Thank N3706BRjamesk
Santa Ana, California
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Fun place To go with family and friends. Craft cocktails are interesting (be careful - some are strong). Tapas are easy to share from stuffed figs wrapped in bacon, octopus, and child rilleno. We also brought two bottles of a lovely 2004 Spanish wine and even though the corks were very soft they carefully took the time to safely remove... More 

Thank Brad S
Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The bacon wrapped dates and skirt steak are a few of my favorites, but their octopus is the real winner!”

Thank anthonypuertorican
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We visited Lola G on a Friday evening so this place was packed and the wait was over 30 minutes. Let me tell you, that wait was well worth it...the food and atmosphere did not disappoint. Our meal started out with the Bacon covered dates, which were a little sweet and tarty at the same time. Also shared the short... More 

Thank Ruben S
Los Altos, CA
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181 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

First, if you are looking for tapas in the pure Spanish sense, this place is not that place. But, if you want great choices of small plates with Latin inspiration, this is that place. The feel is casual, and hip. The wines and beer choices are great and we enjoyed everyone of the many dishes we tried. Octopus and chorizo,... More 

Thank Wazito
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We came here for dinner before a show at the yost theatre. There was 8 of us. It's really a small place. They had to sit us outside with such a large group which was fine with us. Everybody ordered something different and nobody was disappointed. We all said we would definitely come back! Definitely make reservations!

Thank Budda11
Norman, Oklahoma
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311 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This restaurant is a "food fashion forward" where plates come out from the kitchen as ready and are meant to be shared. I thoroughly enjoyed the octopus. The presentation and taste reminded me of our recent trip to Spain. The tables are closely packed as in the European style and there is outdoor seating on bench tables. The bar is... More 

Thank Joel A
Seal Beach, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Lola has been a favorite of ours (those who work in DTSA) for years. Always great small menu and food prepared with pride and passion. Just wish they would be open for lunch again.

Thank Sundevilmark1015
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Pastrami tacos! Lola Gaspar's chef is a genius. I am far from a pastrami fan, but I sure like tacos. This dude makes his own pastrami, less salt, better smoked, so that the seasoning actually enhances rather than hides the flavor of the meat. Add a secret sauce, shredded cabbage, chicharon for texture contrast and a bit of flavor. Absolute... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Bar, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 W 2nd St, Santa Ana, CA 92701-4819
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-972-1172

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?