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Mix Mix Kitchen Bar

4.6
4.6
76 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Award-winning Chef Ross Pangilinan presents Mix Mix, a globally inspired dining concept presenting dishes which see influence from traditional French and Italian to modern Filipino cuisines.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Closed Monday

    Dinner Hours
    Tuesday - Saturday opens at 5pm

    Sunday Brunch 11am to 3pm

  • Phone number

    (714) 836-5158

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ross Pangilinan

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Ana

  • Cross street

    3rd and Main

  • Parking details

    Parking structure on 3rd. between Main and Broadway, just next to the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

Snacks

  • Tuna Poke Toast$8.00

    avocado, sea weed, radish, grilled bread

    • Albacore Tostada$8.00

      orange pepper, Sriracha mayo, ginger soy, cilantro, guacamole

      • Local Goat Cheese Toast$8.00

        seasonal fruit, honey, petite herbs

        • Prosciutto Toast$8.00

          quince honey, truffle vinaigrette

          • Deviled Eggs$8.00

            salmon, cracklings, pickled onion

            • Cheese Steak Fries$8.00

              Belgium style fries, house made cheese whiz, oxtail

              • Chorizo and Potato Croquettes$8.00

                jalapeno lime aioli

                • Organic Trumpet Mushrooms$8.00

                  gremolata

                  • Roasted Cauliflower$8.00

                    gochujang, citrus, peanuts

                    Small Plates

                    • Market Vegetable Soup$8.00

                      changes daily

                      • Market Salad$10.00

                        greens, Humboldt Fog cheese, hazelnuts, apricots, pomegranate vinaigrette

                        • Filipino Ceviche$12.00

                          yellow fin tuna, coconut lime, avocado, pork cracklings, Thai chili

                          • Seared Foie Gras$20.00

                            buñuelo, charred pineapple, al pastor spice; supplement $5 for prix fixe menu

                            • Soft Egg Raviolo$12.00

                              herb ricotta, black pepper pasta, guanciale, parmesan, brown butter

                              • Pork Cheek Adobo$12.00

                                garlic fried rice

                                Plates

                                • Market House Made Chitarra "Carbonara" Pasta$19.00

                                  dried shrimp, guanciale, poached egg, ikura

                                  • Market Fish$21.00

                                    Scottish salmon, "street corn", potato confit, chimichurri

                                    • Crispy Duck Leg$23.00

                                      mushroom risotto, blackberries, Szechuan pepper, cider jus

                                      • Hangar Steak$26.00

                                        loaded potato espuma, shallot marmalade, peppercorn sauce

                                        • Arugula Gnocchi$25.00

                                          lobster, baby octopus, clams, peperoncino tomato broth

                                          Dessert

                                          • Chocolate Tiramisu$8.00

                                            brownie, mascarpone, espresso, chocolate pearls

                                            • Tropical Verrine (A Modernized Twist to Classic Halo Halo)$6.00

                                              passion fruit gelee, coconut panna cotta, tropical fruit, macadamia nuts

                                              Prix Fixe

                                              • 3-Course Market Menu$35.00

                                                select one market item from the small plates, plates and one dessert

                                                • 4-Course Prix Fixe Menu$45.00

                                                  select one item in each section

                                                  • 5-Course Prix Fixe Chef's Table "Oui Chef" Dining Experience$65.00

                                                    chef's favorite courses at the moment (reservations only)

                                                    For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                                    What 76 people are saying

                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                    4.6
                                                    4.6 based on all time ratings
                                                    • 4.6Food
                                                    • 4.3Service
                                                    • 4.1Ambience
                                                    • 4.3Value

                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                    1. C

                                                      Chawesome

                                                      Orange County

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 18, 2017

                                                      overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                      The server mixed up our food and drinks, but overall food was delicious!

                                                    2. OG

                                                      OmarG

                                                      New York Area

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 17, 2017

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                      Mix Mix was great. I read up on local restaurants and saw the Head Chef was doing some creative things with his Filipino background influencing his dishes. The value was fantastic as we did the pre-fix menu each choosing 4 plates for 45 dollars . . . You read that right. Value gets 5 stars. The drinks were also very good. My favorite thing that I had was probably the cheese fries. The braised short rib was great and the home-made cheese wiz was definitely an elevated take on a grunge classic. I would definitely come here again.

                                                    3. RS

                                                      ReneeS

                                                      San Diego

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 13, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      We came in based on some positive reviews online, and were treated to an excellent meal. The small plates were intriguing, the fusion felt genuine and surprising, and we had plenty of time to enjoy. The server, Asa, was friendly and helpful, and made the experience even better. Definitely try the egg raviolo, the Filipino ceviche, and the "rabbit" cocktail.

                                                    4. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Orange County

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 12, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The food is exceptional, service is amazing, will definitely be a regular here.

                                                    5. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Orange County

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 3, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                      Great cocktails with delicious and interesting menu items. Our server was great! Looking forward to going back!

                                                    6. LA

                                                      LAURIEMAC

                                                      Orange County

                                                      28 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      28 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 29, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      AH-mazing eats and drinks - you must try the tuna ceviche with a Silly Rabbit cocktail! Make sure Jessica serves you, she knows this menu and will help you pair your apps and entrees with the perfect libations!! We will definitely be back soon.

                                                    7. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Orange County

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 27, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Amazing dishes that seem simple on the menu, but are transformed into something magical when it's in front of you. We especially loved the French take on chicken and waffles, with the crispy duck and french toast. In my opinion, it's way better than any chicken and waffles I've ever had.

                                                    8. CD

                                                      ChristineD807

                                                      Orange County

                                                      30 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      30 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 22, 2017

                                                      overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                      Our 2nd visit was disappointing unfortunately and surprisingly lackluster compared to our first visit. The service was slow, several items on the menu were unavailable by the time our waitress put in our order, and our meat was overcooked. Frankly our first visit was amazing but I'm not sure I'd return after the drastic decline

                                                    9. OC

                                                      OCcat

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      45 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      45 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 22, 2017

                                                      overall3food4service1ambience1

                                                      Good food, slow service and unbearable noises

                                                    10. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 22, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Wonderful meal and exceptional service!

                                                    11. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 22, 2017

                                                      overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                      I rarely write review. There is reason why this restaurant is different. We went for birthday dinner celebration for my husband. When seated I told the greeter to leave a note to kitchen to add a candle when our dessert comes out. She confirmed and said will do. I was worried if kitchen may forget, so when we finished last main course I went to the restroom passing the kitchen and told the same thing to the waiter, waiter specifically confirmed where we sat.Guess what, 10 minutes later our dessert came out, nothing on top of it. Very impressive service. Not to mention we waited 10-15minutes every time between courses.

                                                    12. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Orange County

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 22, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Awesome experience. Well thought out menu, great flavor, excellent service.

                                                    13. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Central Coast

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 21, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience2

                                                      Excellente cuisine et cocktails, des saveurs! Une très bonne adresse

                                                    14. r

                                                      randyomg

                                                      Orange County

                                                      34 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      34 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 21, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      The food was excellent and the value for the tasting menu was great. The craft cocktails were also quite good. And as before the dessert was perfect!Our waitress was attentive and all in all a very enjoyable evening for the five of us

                                                    15. BB

                                                      BourbonBill

                                                      Orange County

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 15, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      It was very creative, well presented, excellent food and dining experience. A very fun imaginative menu. We got the fixed price 4 course menu and that allowed us to sample a lot of things. I would HIGHLY recommend this for a fun dining experience.

                                                    16. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Orange County

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 13, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Love this place and Asa our server was just the best

                                                    17. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Orange County

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 12, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      First time coming here after well celebrated reviews from friends and food bloggers, I wanted to give this a try. Shared this experience with a friend and it didn't disappoint. Very nice menu offers and happy hour deals. Will be back again! Thanks!

                                                    18. C

                                                      Chick

                                                      Portland

                                                      20 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      20 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 11, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Excellent, as always. The food was innovative and delicious. We enjoyed sitting at the counter facing the kitchen where we could observe Ross and his staff prepare our dinners.

                                                    19. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Orange County

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 9, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      What a surprise! The serving sizes are small but exciting flavors!

                                                    20. ST

                                                      SavvyTravelGirl

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 8, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      What a fun night, food is absolutely FANTASTIC and these guys are so on their game!!

                                                    21. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Orange County

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 8, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Reserved a table for a party of seven for a friend's birthday. Waitress suggested the prix fixe per diner for the great value and a smart way to test out their new menu items. Worked out really great for the table because everyone essentially sampled a little bit of everything on the menu, which was charmingly adventurous yet not too out of the comfort zone for the picky eaters.

                                                    22. L

                                                      Lslokovic

                                                      Jacksonville

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 5, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Very cool and hip restaurant where the chef knows his food chemistry. The prix fix menus are a deal for the quality and quantity you receive . The wait staff is friendly and quick . You have to try the bartender created drink. Just tell them what kind of alcohol you like and what you are feeling and you will get a creative off the menu drink. Definitely worth the visit!

                                                    23. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 1, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                      Absolutely amazing! I cannot wait to go back. Inventive dishes. Really creative food. I understand why it was named best restaurant in OC. If you can get the chef's table do it! Incredibly yummy

                                                    24. l

                                                      lisag

                                                      Orange County

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 1, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Outstanding service (Asa). The best small plate I've found anywhere recently. Downtown is becoming friendly, safe and fun. Worth a visit! And if you go try this place

                                                    25. A

                                                      Alfrabro

                                                      Orange County

                                                      93 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      93 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 1, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                      Creative menu very well executed.

                                                    26. l

                                                      luv2dine

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      41 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      41 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 1, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      As always, exceeded expectations. A true gem in Santa Ana

                                                    27. JM

                                                      JasmineMM

                                                      Orange County

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 1, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      MixMix far surpassed my expectations. It is in the old location of Little Sparrow in DTSA, but it is nothing like that. The food is versatile and really caters to many tastes. My friends and I enjoyed their tasting menu and ate every morsel. All of us ordered something different and was not disappointed. One of the many things I love about MixMix is that many of their menu items were Gluten Free, so I enjoyed a plethora of the food. The service was great and the concept behind the name is perfect. It is, quite literally, a mix of this and a mix of that; but all delicious.

                                                    28. SI

                                                      SteveI

                                                      Atlanta

                                                      31 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      31 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 30, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Unbelievable meal. Trust me. You must try.

                                                    29. C

                                                      Cyrus

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 25, 2017

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                      The tasting menu was distinctive and a terrific value!! Great martinis.

                                                    30. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Orange County

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on March 19, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Fantastic cuisine in Santa Ana. The chef is a master at fusing Filipino and French cuisine with Napa style flair. Everything here is remarkable, which at a certain point becomes overwhelming.

                                                    31. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on March 10, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Delicious food, great service and reasonably priced!!! Can't ask for a better dining experience!

                                                    32. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Orange County

                                                      1 review

                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on March 10, 2017

                                                      overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                      I'll be surprised if this place is in business for another 6 months. Went here for restaurant week and wow..the place is really unorganized. The drink program is unimpressive to the max. Food was ok. It was a prefix menu and we never received our dessert after waiting for almost an hour. Don't think we'll be back here any time soon..

                                                    33. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 9, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      They call themselves Mix Mix for a reason. They have a good mix of food, i.e. Asian, Mexican, Filipino, Italian, etc. I tried their OC restaurant week 4-course prix fixe menu. All the courses were beautifully plated and very flavorful. I will definitely return here to try their other menu items.

                                                    34. T

                                                      Toni

                                                      Orange County

                                                      57 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      57 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 8, 2017

                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                      Food and service wonderful. A bit stark in décor and quite loud, but worth many return visits.

                                                    35. RM

                                                      RichardM

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 7, 2017

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                      Very much enjoyed my meal, creative & tasty food, nice ambiance (although the decor like in many trendy places: stark shabby chic with Edison bulbs). I probably took the only dish where value may be an issue: the seared foie gras. At $26 the small plate, over 2x the price of others, and as expensive or more expensive than large plates, the quantity just wasn't enough... roughly the size of 2 quarters side by side.

                                                    36. CB

                                                      CaryB

                                                      Orange County

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 5, 2017

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                      Great place. Food was excellent. Our server was fantastic. Only downside was took a long time to get food, which could be attributed to it being restaurant week and the place was packed. Definitely coming back

                                                    37. J

                                                      Jujuheart

                                                      Orange County

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 5, 2017

                                                      overall3food5service1ambience3

                                                      Food was really good but they forgot our order or something so service was lacking! We waited over an hour to get our appetizers! They ran out of food since it was restaurant week so our dessert also wasn't in the same presentation as earlier guests. They didn't come over to tell us what was going on so we could have waited over 2 hr for our appetizers because no one came over. Once we asked about the food, no one came over to tell us what happened. Such a shame since food was good.

                                                    38. MD

                                                      MDT1

                                                      Orange County

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 5, 2017

                                                      overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                      Food was great! The kitchen was very slow. Went for Restaraunt week and the dining room was full but the kitchen could not keep up with orders. We were a party of 6, one of the largest parties there and it took nearly 3 hours for us to get the 3 courses of our meal. I would consider going again in a smaller group because the food was very good.

                                                    39. f

                                                      foodie1

                                                      Orange County

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 4, 2017

                                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                      food was divine- would definitely return - only complaint very slow in bringing our cocktails , we were more than halfway through our meal, we told the waitress to cancel the drinks - she profusely apologized stating the bar was backed up - she then stated drinks are on the house - so in my books excellent customer service.... maybe need additional bartender - all I can say my cocktail was Delicious and so was the food !!!!

                                                    40. D

                                                      Darrin

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 18, 2017

                                                      overall3food4service2ambience2

                                                      The food was pretty good, but the service needs some work. I got the 4 course prix-fixe menu, but waited 15+ mins twice between finishing 1st course and receiving 2nd and finishing 2nd and receiving 3rd. Finished plates also sat on the table even after receiving the next course. Dessert arrived dripping down the sides of the dish. Servers also dropped and broke glasses multiple times during my 90 minutes there.

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                                                    Mix Mix Kitchen Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 76 OpenTable diners

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                                                    • Cross street

                                                      3rd and Main

                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                      Santa Ana

                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                      Closed Monday

                                                      Dinner Hours
                                                      Tuesday - Saturday opens at 5pm

                                                      Sunday Brunch 11am to 3pm

                                                    • Cuisines

                                                      Contemporary American, Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic

                                                    • Dining style

                                                      Casual Elegant

                                                    • Dress code

                                                      Business Casual

                                                    • Parking details

                                                      Parking structure on 3rd. between Main and Broadway, just next to the restaurant.

                                                    • Payment options

                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                    • Executive chef

                                                      Ross Pangilinan

                                                    • Additional

                                                      Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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