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Tangata Restaurant

2002 N Main St, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2731
+1 714-550-0906
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (31 reviews)
“cobb salad” (7 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
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2002 N Main St, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2731
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

The Tangata Restaurant at the Bowers is a convenient place to take a meal when visiting the museum. The chef has done a nice job of assembling a menu of fresh dishes that are representative of meals I have had at other world-class museums. I...More

Thank mjd496
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We enjoyed another very good lunch at Tangata during a recent visit to the museum. Sit inside or outside and relax before, during, or after seeing the always interesting exhibits. There was something for everyone of our party of four. The food was very good,...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Had a delicious BLT for lunch at Tangata. It came with excellent fries. The sandwich had beautifully ripe tomatoes and fresh butter lettuce. Service was friendly and reasonably prompt, given that I was with a large group. The iced tea was excellent. Very attractive dining...More

Thank ArlettaC
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This restaurant is a hidden gem where only the locals know. you will see judge, top notch attorneys and other professionals at lunch time

Thank Sohaila S
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This gem of a restaurant is nestled inside the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. It is beautifully serene and tastefully decorated. Service was excellent as well. At first glance, the menu selection seemed limited. The omelettes are only available on weekends. So we opted for...More

Thank EllenOnVacation
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We waited 15 minutes for an order taker, despite the manager passing our table 3 times. Ordered the special - risotto ($19) and chicken blue cheese salad ($16). Risotto was bland, and as if from a box popped into the microwave. Chicken was smothered in...More

Thank Deb-Jeff-retired
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Every time we visit the Bowers Museum, we have lunch at the Tangara. The menu is limited, changes little, but it's solidly good. Pleasant, casual, spare and modern ambience, good service, ample - but not large - portions, everything fresh, well prepared and plated. Never...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

From the moment we stepped into the restaurant, it was a delight with service and beauty. This was a place connected to the Bowers Museum. The food was delicious and very different. The menu suggested something for everyone. They had an August special of all...More

Thank normaredk
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The restaurant within the Bowers is quite nice and the food was excellent. Four of us enjoyed a very nice meal together while visiting the museum.

Thank Tiz108
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Three of us had lunch before our museum visit. I found the menu interesting and creative. I ordered something a bit off the beaten path, a tuna sandwich with sauerkraut and Swiss cheese on marbled rye. I think it was the best sandwich I ever...More

Thank Janina K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 N Main St, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2731
    (Main and 20th)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-550-0906
Tangata Restaurant located within the campus of the Bowers Museum on Main Street in Santa Ana; with a newly updated space and Pacific Rim-inspired cuisine. The largest art museum in Orange County, Bowers Museum offers exhibitions, lectures, art classes, travel programs, children's art education programs, and other special community programs.
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