Lola Gaspar

211 W. Second St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
714-972-1172
Critics' Pick

Details

  • Sun 5pm-11pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-1am, Fri 11:30am-2am, Sat 5pm-2am
  • $$
  • Business Dining, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Garage Parking, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Lola Gaspar is a Spanish restaurant in Santa Ana. Start your evening with a glass of sangria ladled from a big jug, then an order of their scorching hot bacon wrapped dates with a blue cheese filling as piercing needles. Lola Gaspar is a bar more than it’s a restaurant since it’s in a room so small it couldn’t serve as the waiting area for your local Black Angus. A baroque chandelier hangs next to a dominant wall that’s made to look like it came from a subterranean subway terminal where a thousand posters have been plastered on and hastily stripped off. Looking down at you as you eat is a creepy painting of a beautiful girl with a ghostly Haunted Mansion stare.

Related Stories (15)

  • On the Line: Luis Perez Of Lola Gaspar
    Monday, May 23, 2016 at 5:53 a.m. by Anne Marie Panoringan

    Do not adjust your screen settings. It's just this week's subject getting his Sunday grill action on. Luis Perez has seen businesses come and go in his restaurant's neighborhood. Yet Lola Gaspar remains a local favorite for after-wo...

  • 17. Charred Sous-Vide Octopus at Lola Gaspar
    Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 10 a.m. by Charles Lam

    We're reaching the end of 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily! A lot has ...

  • Lola Gaspar Starts Expanded Happy Hour THIS WEEK
    Monday, September 28, 2015 at 6:33 a.m. by Charles Lam

    Downtown Santa Ana's Lola Gaspar is one of my favorite places to go, but I'm not afraid to share its short comings: It gets crowded super quickly, it's hard for people to find, it's tacos are on the smaller side and there's basicall...

  • 70. Buttermilk Panna Cotta at Lola Gaspar
    Monday, July 20, 2015 at 6:03 a.m. by Charles Lam

    Behold the beginning of our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily! I...

Load More Articles

Menu

View All

More Tapas Restaurants in Orange County

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >