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Tangata Restaurant

2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2731
+1 714-550-0906
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (29 reviews)
“salads” (10 reviews)
“salmon” (7 reviews)
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American, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2731
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

So, I choose the burger, with cheese. This is a member of the Patina Group of restaurants, always known to me as having great food and at a somewhat higher price point. This proved to be true here as well. Their burger consisted of a...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Great choices to make everyone in the family or group happy. Quality food! Fair prices. Great outdoor eating area.

Thank vermeling
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We spent the day at the Bowers Museum so this was the perfect place to take our lunch. You can sit inside or out. We found the museum runs their air conditioning very cold. So even though it was a hot day, it was a...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We decided to visit the Bower's Museum during the week around lunch time. Tangata is just inside the Museum lobby. It closes at 3 pm and appears to attract non-museum diners as well as museum visitors. It is clean a well lit. Our server Jeff...More

Thank Burnie D
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great food! Great staff, i.e., wonderful service! Highly recommended for good and culture! Lunch is my favorite. Yummy salads and entrees. Great for 2 or 4 or a large group. Patio is wonderful. Make reservations. On a busy day it is helpful. But still usually...More

Thank paulevangreenwad
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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 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 N Main St, 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 serves a Pacific Rim lunch menu at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, and also offers wedding and event catering.
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