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Downtown Foodie Tour

Finding fantastic foodie hot spots is always fun.

And it is worth an excursion on Metrolink to discover delicious dining opportunities in Santa Ana Artist’s Village, the surrounding downtown area and at the Fourth Street Market. Your visit will require a connection from the Santa Ana Metrolink Station via OC Bus, Uber or Lyft. Your taste buds will thank you!

Santa Ana Artist’s Village

The Santa Ana Artist’s Village is a pedestrian mall filled with restaurants, artist galleries, and entertainment venues. It is a fun place and great environment to enjoy a nice meal.

Dining suggestions
The Den Cafe
Congregation Ale House Chapters
Lola Gaspar

Getting here
Santa Ana Artist’s Village is one block north of First Street on Broadway. Take OC Bus route 83 west from the Metrolink station to Broadway then walk a half-mile south to W. Second Street.

Downtown food scene

The Downtown Santa Ana food scene is scattered along Broadway between Santa Ana Boulevard and Third Street. There are many options to consider. We have collected a small sample worth exploring.

Dining suggestions
Cafecito Cultura
Chapter One
El Indio
Kebab Place
Mil Jugos

Getting here
Take OC Bus route 83 west from the Metrolink station to Broadway then walk south until you fine a cool spot to eat!

Fourth Street Market

Billed as the place where creative food meets adventurous people, this cool collection of food and dining hot spots has been an Editor’s Choice in OC Weekly for Best Food Hall in Orange County. Perhaps it’s time you took Metrolink and checked it out!

Recommendations in and around the Fourth Street Market
Buqqa Mediterranean Grill
Burritos la Palma
Chevitas Juice and Bagels
El Rincón Mexicano
Faka’s Island Grill
Kaizen Shabo
La Vegana Mexicana
Mercado Modern
Munchies Deli
Restaurante Las Cazuelas
The Pizza Press

The train station

Be sure to explore the Santa Ana station when you arrive. Completed in 1985, its Mediterranean Revival design features arcades, decorative tile, curved outdoor staircases, two-faced clocks and beautiful wrought ironwork. It served as a filming location for the movie “Rain Man.

Train schedules

We always suggest when planning your adventure to check the Metrolink train schedule to Santa Ana. Both the Orange County Line and the Inland Empire Orange County Line serve this destination.