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Lola Gaspar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Spanish, Pub
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211 W 2nd St, Santa Ana, CA 92701-4819
+1 714-972-1172
11:30 - 01:30
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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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Irvine, California
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Place is cozy and friendly, could use more servers. The food is fresh and the drinks are good but could use better selection of wines. Tacos are yummy and very well done. Bread pudding is great. I like it so much I will go back.

Thank SuperFlav
Mission Viejo, California
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231 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I tried to make a reservation for 3 people, but on Saturday's Lola Gaspar's does not take reservations. We decided to walk in early before the first set arrives. We got there at about 6PM and there were no tables other than the patio. Which was fine. The waiter later found a nook inside that could sit us. The food... More 

Thank betamax12345
Orange County, California
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very popular bar and restaurant scene. The food is excellent and many local folks enjoy the hospitality and good service.

Thank Loren B
Santa Ana
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

One of Santa Ana's real gems located in The Artists Village, the staff are all artist in there cocktails, food.

Thank N3706BRjamesk
Santa Ana, California
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Fun place To go with family and friends. Craft cocktails are interesting (be careful - some are strong). Tapas are easy to share from stuffed figs wrapped in bacon, octopus, and child rilleno. We also brought two bottles of a lovely 2004 Spanish wine and even though the corks were very soft they carefully took the time to safely remove... More 

Thank Brad S
Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The bacon wrapped dates and skirt steak are a few of my favorites, but their octopus is the real winner!”

Thank anthonypuertorican
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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183 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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335 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Bar, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
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?