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Tangata at the Bowers Museum

2002 N. Main St. Santa Ana, CA 92706 | Santa Ana | 714-550-0906
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Tangata (or "mankind" in the tribal Maori language of New Zealand) features Southwestern decor enclosed by glass walls and a ceiling framed with stuccoed beams and large windows to allow ambient light to illuminate the main dining area. Located in the Bowers museum's Mission-style courtyard, the 160-seat restaurant dedicates half of its available seating to alfresco dining on two large patio areas. The patio area opens into the mission style courtyard that is perfect for romantic weddings or evening receptions. Tangata is open solely for lunch Tuesdays through Sundays, serving a diverse menu of California cuisine "colored" with Joachim Splichal's award-winning French signature style. In addition to an array of appetizers and main course salads, Tangata offers a variety of main courses and a tantilizing selection of homemade desserts. And for children, Tangata offers an assortment of sandwiches and pasta dishes.