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Lola Gaspar

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Spanish, Tapas
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211 W 2nd St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 972-1172
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5:00 pm - 12:00 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: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Perfect Before Theater Dinner

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Kubina
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Valdez, Alaska
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Valdez, Alaska
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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Anchorage, AK
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 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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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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86 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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Santa Monica, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hidden little gem of a tapas restaurant in downtown Santa Ana. The reviews were so good that a friend and I wanted to try it since we were in the general area. It took a lot longer to drive there than we thought though but it was worth it. We were greeted at the outside patio door by a very... More 

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Fullerton, California
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

of European and Mexican food. Pretty much all dishes are really good, you can't go wrong with any of them.

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Southern California
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Met a friend for dinner/drinks on a Thursday night. It wasn't crowded and we were seated at the bar. The atmosphere in here is great, and the staff are super friendly. The menu has fun flavors and combinations. We really enjoyed our mussels, braised kale and fish tacos! Will definitely come back here again. When the weather warms up their... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Did I mentioned they have tapas??? ,great place, reservation is prefer,this place can get busy, the later the busier!, recomendable.

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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, Tapas

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?