Craving some world-famous fried chicken? No need to take a trip all the way to Kentucky—Santa Ana has many local restaurants where you can get tasty fried chicken, delicious tacos, and more! Here are three of the most popular local restaurants that people are raving about in Santa Ana:


If you are an adventurous foodie, Playground is the place for you. Their menu is not set in stone, but they are continually experimenting with different flavors and ingredients to create unique dishes ranging from roasted mushrooms to maple-glazed pork chops. They are open for dine-in, so if you want a night out with quality food, head to Playground!


There is no shortage of great Mexican cuisine here in Santa Ana, but Perla is one of the top-rated Mexican restaurants around. It is owned by a mother and daughter who use their family recipes to provide authentic Mexican food with traditional flavors. Perla offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and they are open for dine-in, takeout, and delivery. Go to Perla to enjoy quality tacos, enchiladas, ceviche, and more.

The Golden Hot Fried Chicken

If you love fried chicken and tacos, now is your chance to eat both—together! The Golden Hot Fried Chicken puts fried chicken on their tacos in their popular “golden taco” menu item. And if that’s not to your taste, you can find more traditional forms of fried chicken, too. They offer outdoor seating, delivery, and takeout, so try out The Golden Hot Fried Chicken for a quick and inexpensive meal.

All of these local restaurants are on 4th street in Santa Ana, just a short drive from Park Plaza Apartments. So, if you haven’t tried them out yet—or even if you have—plan a time to go enjoy some of the best food Santa Ana has to offer!