lola-gasparSmall Plates and Sangria at Lola Gaspar

Flavorful tapas-style dishes, creative cocktails and a sexy atmosphere are all on the menu at this Santa Ana Artist Village kitchen and bar.

Nestled in the historic Santora Building, the center of Santa Ana’s Artist Village, lies Lola Gaspar, a seductively dark kitchen and bar. Taking inspiration from classic Latin and European dishes, Lola adds a creative twist by using local ingredients and modern techniques to their small plates. Enjoy a handmade flatbread with cured Spanish chorizo and goat cheese accompanied by a glass of refreshing sangria on the patio and feel as if you’ve been transported to one of Spain’s romantic ramblas. Other noteworthy items include the smoked bacon-wrapped dates and the creative taco selections: braised beef short rib al pastor, Canasta style vegetable and potato and grilled prawns with cured chorizo and potato. As for cocktails, the El Dorado, a concoction of rum, muddled lime and chile, ruby red grapefruit juice and a sugar cane stick, is a wonderful example of Lola Gaspar’s unconventionality. Like its tapas and plates, all cocktails are made with fresh ingredients and rotate with the seasons. 211 W. 2nd St., Santa Ana, 714.972.1172.

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