From $25 to $90
El Mercado Modern Cuisine
301 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana 92701 Driving directions
  • The MICHELIN Plate : good cooking Fresh ingredients, capably prepared: simply a good meal.
  • Good standard.

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  • Mexican
  • Californian
  • Chic
  • Contemporary Décor
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking retsaurant
  • Wheelchair access
  • Outside dining available
  • Brunch
  • Restaurant

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This restaurant strives to be a culinary microcosm of the distinctive regions of Mexico. On the outside, it may seem like a plain-Jane sort of space, but in fact bustles with passersby, shoppers and residents from around the way. Inside, bursts of color from the artwork make everything seem beautiful, cool and welcoming.

Serving a contemporary take on this nation's regional cuisine in Santa Ana is certainly no small feat, but this kitchen delivers wonderful flavors, compositions and quality through a range of dishes. Highlights include the sensational enchilada verde, combining perfectly stewed dark meat chicken bathed with a tangy tomatillo salsa verde and wrapped in blue corn tortillas. Save room for dessert to indulge in their coconut sorbet.

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