2317 W. First St.
Santa Ana, CA 92703


  • Daily 10am-8pm
  • $; $$
  • Kid Friendly, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Free Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Anita's is a straightforward Salvadoran restaurant-no rarities on the menu, multiple scenic pictures of the patria on the wall, television battling with a cumbia-blasting jukebox for aural supremacy. Pupusas are mandatory, but so are the tamales: The chicken is slightly spicy; the pork, pulled. And the tamal de elote uses sweet corn instead of what the Mexis usually use to create a hearty dessert.

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