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Lola Gaspar

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211 W 2nd St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 972-1172
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 14
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best place in town

Food was awesome. You can order small plates. Personnel is friendly. And it's a nice part of town. Also if you eating by yourself you can eat on the bar and talk to some people. A lot of young people come here and has a really nice atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
gerald B
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Hengelo, The Netherlands
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Hengelo, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was awesome. You can order small plates. Personnel is friendly. And it's a nice part of town. Also if you eating by yourself you can eat on the bar and talk to some people. A lot of young people come here and has a really nice atmosphere.

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Thank gerald B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of local faves. Hipster staff that is knowledgeable about their libations. Food comes in small but tasty portions.

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Thank vicnlubna
Santa Ana, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love to eat here because everything is given in small portions. The potato tacos are my favorite, but everything I've had, I'VE LOVED!!!! The staff is great and the drinks are great!!! GO!!

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Thank heidiatremax
Huntington Beach, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Lola Gaspar is located in a small quiet area of downtown Santa Ana. The block where it is situated is blocked off from vehicle traffic so there is only foot traffic outside the restaurant. We sat outside on very cute rustic wooden benches. We went on a Sunday afternoon while they were offering brunch but we had the most delicious... More 

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Thank grjHB
Valdez, Alaska
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Made reservations at Lola Gaspar, based upon TA reviews, when we traveled to Santa Ana to see "Rent" at the Theater Out. This place was as great as previous reviewers have claimed. The service was fantastic! We were running late due to a traffic jam and called to postpone our reservation for 15 minutes...no problem. We were greeted warmly by... More 

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Escondido, California
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192 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

LOVED dinner here a couple of weeks ago! The food is fantastic and the ambiance is quite cool... I'm stealing someone else's "Haunted Mansion" description, because it does have that sort of dark and cool feeling about it. We ordered the chips and guacamole, which was good and is also served with a trio of salsas. I liked the spicy... More 

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Boston, MA
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

In Town on business and over the weekend had time to visit Santa Ana. Dinner at Lola Gaspar was outstanding. Spontaneous stop, no reservation on a Saturday evening, but staff was very accommodating. Short 30 minute wait, so went for a glass of wine nearby. Seating option when we returned inside or outside. Opted for outside under an awning that... More 

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Thank pitch328
Anchorage, AK
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

What a great restaurant should be. Excellent service. Hand shanken cocktails. Food so freshly made I had to wait for it to finish cooking (short ribs). The food was delicious! Wish there was a place like this in our town!

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Santa Barbara, California
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I would have never found this place until my friends decided to show me around downtown Santa Ana. I had no idea there was so much more to the area. Friendly atmosphere, a delicious tapas menu (ex: duck mac n cheese, bacon wrapped dates) and crafty cocktails. I wish I knew of this place when I lived there, as I... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Tucked away down a pedestrian-only roadway, Lola Gaspar has a cozy neighborhood feeling with a broad-spectrum foodie's ability to please. With both indoor and outdoor dining, we chose to sit at the bar rather than wait for a table. It was a good choice! People at the bar were quite friendly and easy to strike a conversation. It was fun... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 211 W 2nd St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: (714) 972-1172

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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