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Lola Gaspar
Spanish Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM
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211 W 2nd St Santa Ana, CA 92701
211 West 2nd StreetUSCaliforniaSanta Ana92701
$$Spanish Restaurant, European RestaurantToday 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Saturday 5:00 PM – 2:00 AMSunday 12:00 – 11:00 PMMonday 5:00 – 11:00 PMTuesday 5:00 – 11:00 PMWednesday 5:00 – 11:00 PMThursday 5:00 – 11:00 PMFriday 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM
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Cozy tapas joint serves up Latin & Spanish small plates, plus creative cocktails, in a small space.- Google
"And I love their bacon wrapped dates!"
"The mac and cheese was really good."
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Kim L
8 months ago
Overall experience: 3.5 stars HH: 3-6:30 pm Mon-Fri $3 sangrias and $5 taco plates and $5 taco plates after 10 pm Mon-Fri. Smoked bacon wrapped dates stuffed with bleu cheese (one of the best dishes that night) 9 pts Lamb ribs - had way too much sauce on it & didn't have any palenta that was supposed to come with it 5 pts Fish tacos - thick pieces & yummy but has a spicy kick to it. 9 pts Shrimp tacos- yummy but did not have enough shrimp 7 pts Calamari- great presentation but a bit salty. 8 pts. The Duck Fat Fries that everyone raves about are NOT available on the menu because they are always changing their menu depending on the season. Boo.. -1 They should just keep the popular food items on the menu & rotate the others. Good ambiance but the inside seating arrangement & space is very small. Sangria is a good tasty drink here that many ladies would like's good to order the pitcher (better deal) when you have more than 2 people 9.5 pts Inside space is a lot smaller than I expected. I felt rather cramped here. -1 Service was good here, waitress was attentive & nice +1 Parking: street/ metered / structured parking... good luck with finding free street parking on weekends / busy hours. ;) FYI, call to RSVP if you don;t want to wait long for a table during busy hours. =)
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Bobbi Blair-Thompson
9 months ago
Very willing to accommodate my needs for gluten safe food: Not to mention the best margarita I have ever consumed. Mescal, where have you been all my adult life?
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Jando Alexandrer
3 months ago
I love it,food,beer,wine,excellent service and very friendly
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Paul Ho
a year ago
Service has gone down over the years, I try to avoid at all costs. There are better places for drinks, and the food isn't all that great. It's got a great ambiance for patio seating on a nice night, but prices are steep for mediocre service, food and drinks.
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Vanessa Guzman
a year ago
The best dish is the chile relleno. LOVE IT! I was kinda bummed that the kitchen is only open til 9:45 pm now but other than that, Lola's is my favorite "to go" place for a good dinner. Also, drinks are amazing. Try the sangria. These guys know what they're doing.
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Sally Elbassir
a year ago
I have maybe been to Santa Ana twice in my lifetime, but there are obviously quite a few gems that I'm missing out on! My friend and I came here after mistakenly attempting to go The Playground on a Saturday night sans reservations. Since that obviously didn't work out, we went to our second choice, Lola Gaspar. Located in a little cluster of restaurants in a pedestrian-only plaza and no name, I had to rely on handy google maps to help me find it. But once I did, I was lucky enough to find metered parking across the street and a table for two. The service was really great! Our waitress was friendly and attentive. I ordered the steak with chimichurri and my friend ordered the mac and cheese. I do have to comment that their tap water tasted really gross. I'm not a snob about water but it was noticeably bad tasting- to the point that I ordered a soda instead. The mac and cheese was really good. Heavy, but cheesy and well-seasoned. My friend had plenty of leftovers. My steak was really, really good. Juicy and the sauce was amazing. I ate very bite. The fries were a bit disappointing, and I was especially sad that they didn't have the duck confit fries. The waitress couldn't bring me ranch for some reason because she said it's reserved for salad only...weird. Other than that, service was great and prices were pretty decent. The menu is eclectic and changes seasonally, so it's nice to know that I can go back and try something totally different!
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Trina D.
2 years ago
I stopped by for happy hour. Who can beat $3 sangrias and $5 taco plates?!! The ambiance is laid back but hip. My bartender was prepping the mint for the evening. Music was pulsating with a Spanish vibe. A great place in the midst of the Santa Ana art district. Fun for a date or just drinks with friends. Happy hour is 3-6:30 pm Mon-Fri and they also have $5 taco plates after 10pm Mon-Fri. The sangria hit the spot with its ice-cold fruity notes. The carne asada tacos are fun with cliantro, onions, salsa served on-the-side. Slightly on the chewy side, but for $5, not bad. Up next, the duck fries were covered in cheese, green tomatillo sauce and yummy goodness. We also ordered the banana bread pudding which is fried in a skillet. It's topped off with whipped cream and blueberries. Each bite was like a little taste of heaven. The mojitos are every bit as refreshing as you can imagine. Definitely a great place to hang out with some friends. Worth a trip for happy hour.
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Brett Crocitto
a year ago
I don't really understand the flatbread thing... Don't order the pizzas; other menu items are outstanding. Tacos are excellent, the burger is quite good.


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