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Tangata Restaurant

2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2731
+1 714-550-0906
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (28 reviews)
“salads” (9 reviews)
“salmon” (7 reviews)
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American, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2731
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us had lunch before our museum visit. I found the menu interesting and creative. I ordered something a bit off the beaten path, a tuna sandwich with sauerkraut and Swiss cheese on marbled rye. I think it was the best sandwich I ever...More

Thank Janina K
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

So, I choose the burger, with cheese. This is a member of the Patina Group of restaurants, always known to me as having great food and at a somewhat higher price point. This proved to be true here as well. Their burger consisted of a...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Great choices to make everyone in the family or group happy. Quality food! Fair prices. Great outdoor eating area.

Thank vermeling
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We spent the day at the Bowers Museum so this was the perfect place to take our lunch. You can sit inside or out. We found the museum runs their air conditioning very cold. So even though it was a hot day, it was a...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We decided to visit the Bower's Museum during the week around lunch time. Tangata is just inside the Museum lobby. It closes at 3 pm and appears to attract non-museum diners as well as museum visitors. It is clean a well lit. Our server Jeff...More

Thank Burnie D
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great food! Great staff, i.e., wonderful service! Highly recommended for good and culture! Lunch is my favorite. Yummy salads and entrees. Great for 2 or 4 or a large group. Patio is wonderful. Make reservations. On a busy day it is helpful. But still usually...More

Thank paulevangreenwad
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This is a busy place, so reservations are recommended. We usually have lunch here, but this time we tried their new expresso bar. Our coffees were fine and except for the usual acoustic issues.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I just visited the BOWERS MUSEUM and looked forward to a lunch at TANGATA. I thought it would be a nice treat. It is a clean and bright restaurant that has the modern hipster look that is popular these days. I approached the young lady...More

Thank Jackbear
Patina_Group, General Manager at Tangata Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Hello Jackbear, I want to thank you for taking the time to provide us with some great feedback. I apologize for not being able to give you the service you expected when you first arrived. I will let our Chef Brian Black know about the...More

Reviewed 15 August 2016

We reserve the seating through open table a week ago. Two days prior to our lunch, I called twice to letting the restaurant know we are celebrating my mother's birthday. Upon arrival, they thought we are party of 9 instead of 5. Again I mention...More

Thank peiwei
Patina_Group, General Manager at Tangata Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Hello Peiwei, Thank you for providing feedback about your most recent experience. I truly apologize that we did not live up to the standards that you have come to expect from us. We are always striving to provide the best dining experience that we can...More

Reviewed 5 August 2016

Tried this restaurant for the first time on a visit to Bower's Museum. It was very convenient and had a clean modern look. Acoustics were very poor. We had to talk loudly to hear each other. We placed our order and ended up waiting more...More

Thank manglin
Patina_Group, General Manager at Tangata Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Hello Manglin, Thank you for visiting us and providing me with some valuable feedback. We are always looking for ways we can improve and take your feedback seriously. I will share this information with team and work towards making your next experience better. Thank you,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2731
    (Main and 20th)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-550-0906
Tangata Restaurant serves a Pacific Rim lunch menu at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, and also offers wedding and event catering.
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