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El Calamar

315 W 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2617
+1 714-664-8815
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good16%
  • Average33%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible16%
Jun 12, 2016
“Great food but very noisy”
Apr 8, 2015
“Lunch or Dinner - can't go wrong”
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315 W 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2617
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Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Great Mexican food, great service, however the musicians stand on your head and play music. At one point it became very annoying. But the food was amazing, totally worth the annoyance. The staff was so friendly and they made good suggestions.

Thank AmirJahangir
Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

El Calamar is GREAT Mexican food enjoyed by Floral Park and Santa Ana locals and visitors. Menu is filled with great selections. Watch out for the green salsa - it packs a punch. I enjoy this place for lunch - the music at dinner time...More

Thank FrankPatti1959
Reviewed January 6, 2015

The music and ambient is not my style. But the food is excelent, if you're near Santa Ana, you must visit

1  Thank Moises R
Reviewed September 14, 2013

I happened to spot El Calamar while driving to a business meeting in Santa Ana. Being a native of San Diego and seafood/fish lover, I stopped in. I was greeted with two delicious salsas-unique smooth, spicy green and chunky tomato. They have a large section...More

1  Thank DawnStarr
Reviewed March 25, 2013

I visit El Calamar about once a month when I'm visiting from Colorado. Calamar has very good mexican food, but what I love most is the salsa they serve with their chips. Every time you go to El Calamar they will give you chips and...More

Thank Casey M
Reviewed June 3, 2012

On our trip back from Doheny Beach... I had cravings for some good Mexican style Camarones a La Diabla (Deviled Shrimp) . A friend recommended this restaurant or bar or whatever it was. Upon entering we were greeted by a very nice hostess which was...More

Thank marinatilly
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 W 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2617
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-664-8815
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