Tangata Restaurant

1349 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pacific Rim
Experience a culinary juxtaposition of Pacific Rim and California cuisine. Set aside the celebrated Bower Museum in Santa Ana, Tangata Restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy an afternoon. Deemed the "hidden gem of sophisticated California Cuisine" by the OC Examiner and winner of the OpenTable "Diner's Choice" and "Great for Lunch" Awards, Tangata is sure to satisfy any appetite.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Pacific Rim, French
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Hours of operation
LUNCH: Tuesday - Sunday 11AM-3PM Closed Monday MOTHER'S DAY – May 12 Celebrate Mother's Day with family and friends at Tangata featuring a delightful brunch buffet by Executive Chef Stefano Ciociola. Menu subject to change | Price includes tax and gratuity. RESERVE NOW
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Phone number
(714) 550-0906
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stefano Ciociola
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Private party facilities
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 al fresco dining on a large patio area. The patio area opens into the mission-style courtyard that is perfect for romantic weddings or evening receptions. Tangata is perfect for social or business luncheons, dinners and gatherings. Our sophisticated Californian cuisine and impeccable service will impress your guests. Located just off the 5 freeway, we also offer convenient parking. The Bowers Museum adds a twinkle to romantic weddings, banquets and receptions under the stars with its lush mission-style courtyard, replete with romantic fountains, year-round flowers, an attractive tiered patio and Spanish-style balcony.
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Private party contact
bowersevents@patinagroup.com: (714) 567-3623
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The romantic fountains, flower gardens and mission-style architecture of The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana provide a quintessential Southern California setting for any event. From elegant dinners to business meetings, wedding receptions to holiday gatherings, The Bowers Museum offers spaces to make any event memorable, and Patina Catering will create a custom menu to perfectly suit your event’s needs. To receive more information about our catering and private event options at this location and off-site, please call 714 567 3630 or email bowersevents@patinagroup.com
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Cross street
Main and 20th
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Parking details
All-day parking is available in the Bowers Museum parking lot. $6 flat rate. Free with validation from Tangata. Complimentary parking is available across the street in the public parking lot.
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Special events & promotions
To receive more information about our catering and private event options at this location, please contact our special events representative below: Catering and Special Event Sales | 714-567-3623 bowersevents@patinagroup.com
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine