Santa Ana

Here's your Santa Ana food scene update: Chowhounds chat about openings, closings, and the best places to hit while you're in town.


La Super Birria in Santa Ana?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Enjoyed the article about the sweets shop turned birrieria (starts on page 4), now I'm wondering if any 'hounds can share opinions of the place? La Super Birria 1041 W 1st St Santa Ana, CA 927...

Kogi Still RULES - GO THERE!!! Now!

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 1 year ago

If you're in the SoCal area, get off your buttocks, put on your mask and go out and find a Kogi truck. Support the genius that is Roy Choi and luxuriate in the earth-shatteringly mind blowing flav...

Greek Island Grille - What Happened? Any alum open a new place?

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 1 year ago

I loved greek Island Grille in Costa Mesa/Santa Ana (on Bristol and Sunflower). Anyone know if any alum chefs opened up a place using their recipes?

May 24, Santa Ana #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

For Ramadan, a reprise of #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque for "Creating Healing Spaces, Fighting Hate, One Halal Taco at a Time". Ramadan service, author Gustavo Arellano talking about Latino-Muslim u...

Alternates to Portos Bakery near Santa Ana

by chow_rk 3 years ago

Love Porto's and it was close by when I lived in Burbank but now even Buena Park one is about 20 miles away.... So do you know of any similar places nearby?

Electric City Butcher | 4th Street Market - Alta Baja - Santa Ana

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

In search of grassfed beef soup bones, a friend pointed me to Electric City Butcher in Santa Ana, said to be Orange County's only whole animal butcher. I stopped by last week, and indeed, the suppl...

4th Street Market | Santa Ana - Orange County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

My visit to 4th Street Market earlier this month was much too brief. I did manage to check out Electric City Butcher https://www.chowhound.com/post/electric-city-butcher-4th-street-market-alta-baja...

Alta Baja | 4th Street Market - Santa Ana

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

My final stop at the Fourth Street Market was at Alta Baja, a combination cafe, grocery store and michelada bar. I rued not being able to order something from the michelada menu, but I had too many...

Falasophy | 4th Street Market - Santa Ana

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Earlier this month I had a chance to grab a bite at Falasophy's brick-and-mortar counter at the 4th Street Market in Santa Ana. An order of Falafel Bites, $4.50, served with tahini dipping sauc...

Taco Tuesday in the Irvine/Tustin/Costa Mesa/Santa Ana area?

by elmomonster 15 years ago

Any Taco Tuesdays worth trying in the Irvine/Tustin/Costa Mesa/Santa Ana area? I've had Arribas (both at the University Center across from UCI and also the one over in MetroPointe), but they're ...

First time LA/Anaheim/Santa Ana , need some recs please!

by rayzer 6 years ago

Hello fellow Chowhounders, It's been like over 25 years since I last been to LA so I'm sure alot has changed. Will be in for a 4 days (travelling alone and splitting the days in Anaheim (for a s...

Rabbit in OC markets?

by OCEllen 6 years ago

Where can one frequently find whole cut up rabbit in Santa Ana, Tustin, Orange stores?

Vietnamese food in Little Saigon vs. SGV

by feed_the_pig 6 years ago

After eating at several restaurants in the Little Saigon area, I have to say the SGV Vietnamese food scene (Rosemead, El Monte, San Gabriel) really sucks. The Vietnamese food in the 626 seems t...

Khao Soi at Noodle Tramp (Santa Ana)

by feed_the_pig 6 years ago

Has anyone had the khao soi at Noodle Tramp in Santa Ana? Any thoughts about it? Noodle Tramp is a food stall inside the 4th Street Market, and has been drawing a lot of attention from media. Su...

Mil Jugos (Santa Ana)

by ipsedixit 7 years ago

Do you like cachapas? I do. And now I know where to get my fix. Tried the jamon and the carne machada (aka ropa vieja). The sweet corn pancake was light and fluffy, and the fillings provi...

Best lunch in Costa Mesa/Irvine/Santa Ana for under $10

by js76wisco 8 years ago

Pie Not + Sidecar Donuts - I dont have many comparisons to pie not but the crusts are buttery and flakey. The filling range from good to very good. Most of them are very rich but contrast nicel...

Fantastic Chorizo: Ochoa's Chorizo in Anaheim & Santa Ana

by adamclyde 7 years ago

Stumbled on this place while driving around Anaheim today. I did a quick search and didn't see any mentions here yet, so I thought I'd write up a quick post. The place is called Ochoa's Chorizo ...

Solo Dining Late Night @ The Playground (Santa Ana)

by chrishei 7 years ago

First of all, is this a good idea? Purely tentative at the moment - I'm driving back to LA from SD on Friday night (probably after 10pm), and figured I can knock off another to-dine restaurant off ...

Santa Ana TONIGHT! Help!

by whiner 7 years ago

Hello. I need a good, casual place in or near Santa Ana for dinner tonight. Fresh fish options a strong strong positive. Price can be up to moderately expensive (though less expensive options are f...

Santa Ana need rec

by SIMIHOUND 8 years ago

Meeting someone in Santa Ana for early dinner on Sunday. He is staying at the Holiday Inn @2726 Grand. I have no clue what might be in the area. No Mexican food please and the price should be under...