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Lola Gaspar

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211 W 2nd St, Santa Ana, CA 92701-4819
+1 714-972-1172
11:30 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 01:30
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We visited Lola G on a Friday evening so this place was packed and the wait was over 30 minutes. Let me tell you, that wait was well worth it...the food and atmosphere did not disappoint. Our meal started out with the Bacon covered dates, which were a little sweet and tarty at the same time. Also shared the short... More 

Thank Ruben S
Los Altos, CA
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175 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

First, if you are looking for tapas in the pure Spanish sense, this place is not that place. But, if you want great choices of small plates with Latin inspiration, this is that place. The feel is casual, and hip. The wines and beer choices are great and we enjoyed everyone of the many dishes we tried. Octopus and chorizo,... More 

Thank Wazito
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We came here for dinner before a show at the yost theatre. There was 8 of us. It's really a small place. They had to sit us outside with such a large group which was fine with us. Everybody ordered something different and nobody was disappointed. We all said we would definitely come back! Definitely make reservations!

Thank Budda11
Norman, Oklahoma
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313 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This restaurant is a "food fashion forward" where plates come out from the kitchen as ready and are meant to be shared. I thoroughly enjoyed the octopus. The presentation and taste reminded me of our recent trip to Spain. The tables are closely packed as in the European style and there is outdoor seating on bench tables. The bar is... More 

Thank Joel A
Seal Beach, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Lola has been a favorite of ours (those who work in DTSA) for years. Always great small menu and food prepared with pride and passion. Just wish they would be open for lunch again.

Thank Sundevilmark1015
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Pastrami tacos! Lola Gaspar's chef is a genius. I am far from a pastrami fan, but I sure like tacos. This dude makes his own pastrami, less salt, better smoked, so that the seasoning actually enhances rather than hides the flavor of the meat. Add a secret sauce, shredded cabbage, chicharon for texture contrast and a bit of flavor. Absolute... More 

Thank BirdBikingBuddha
Dana Point, California
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247 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

A very bohemian vibe with cool and laid-back atmosphere. Tapas menu is quite limited but most everything on the menu is very good. Sangria was tasty but tad weak. Octopus with Merguez rocked ! So did the charred salad and skirt steak.. A bit pricey but you will leave satisfied and feeling good !

Thank PG13LA
Hengelo, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Now invited some collueges. They loved it as well. Also perfect for a diner by yourself. Not big portions, but high quality. Just how i like it. The Boont Amber is a perfect beer. Just love it

Thank gerald B
Albany, California
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Traveled to SoCal due to family emergency, and desperately needed a good meal with an old friend. We went here at his suggestion and we're thrilled we did. Only drawback is small, cramped dining room or uncomfortable picnic tables outdoors - we chose the latter due to warm weather. Octopus was succulent and beyond tender - we ended up ordering... More 

Thank Russell H
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

I eat at a lot of great little restaurants for foodies all over the Bay Area. But in the arts district of Santa Ana, there is a gem. This was the best meal I've shared in YEARS! Bacon wrapped dates, skirt steak tacos, chicken relleno (taste and presentation) all beyond expectations - no words to describe. We were a group... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 W 2nd St, Santa Ana, CA 92701-4819
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-972-1172

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