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Lola Gaspar

211 W. Second St. Santa Ana, CA 92701 | Santa Ana | 714-972-1172

Location Description:

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.

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  • Cuisine(s): Tapas
  • Hours: Sun 5pm-11pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-1am, Fri 11:30am-2am, Sat 5pm-2am
  • Price: $$
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Garage, Street
  • Features: Business Dining, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout

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