Have you ever struggled to find a restaurant that you can take your young children to? Look no further! Downtown Santa Ana is the perfect place for all kinds of families! Whether you need a quick bite to eat in the afternoon, or you’re taking the family out for a weekend dinner, DTSA provides a family-friendly environment for everyone. We’ve compiled a list of great options so you can easily navigate DTSA. All of these restaurants are currently open for takeout, with adjusted hours of operation.
Starting at 4th Street Market, the local hub for foodies, there are so many places to bring young kids. Their patio has been newly renovated, providing a safe and clean place for families to enjoy some good food.
4th Street Market is home to Mar, a latin-asian fusion seafood restaurant. Mar offers items like Poke, ceviche, shrimp tacos for you to enjoy, as well as a rather broad kids menu. The kids menu includes popcorn shrimp, chicken nuggets, corn dogs, a cheese quesadilla, and a kids teriyaki bowl. All options except for the teriyaki bowl come with your choice of fries or tater tots. Mar will be sure to satisfy your seafood craving, as well as give children a wide variety of options they’ll love! Mar is the perfect place for any picky eater! Each meal ranges from $4 to $6. Check out their menu on their website.
Sandwich fans rejoice! Deli Station in 4th Street Market is also an excellent choice for families. Deli Station is home to classics such as the turkey club or the Cuban, as well as specialties such as the ribeye philly cheesesteak. The Kids menu consists of grilled cheese with fries and a grilled ham and cheese Sandwich. Special combos include half a sandwich with chicken noodle soup or salad and a drink. The kids meals are $5 and $6. Check our their menu on their website.
Burritos La Palmas
Burritos La Palmas is not new to Santa Ana, but they are brand new to 4th Street Market! Although they don’t have a specific kids menu, their menu offers items that are quite popular with children. It includes items such as cheese quesadillas and bean and cheese burritos. Burritos La Palma is known for the amazing quality they provide, which even kids can enjoy! Check out the menu here.
Outside of 4th Street Market, DTSA offers a wide variety of food. From Asian cuisine to Mexican cuisine, any family can find amazing spots to enjoy good food.
Las Casuelas serves delicious Mexican food and is a great place to bring the family! Not only do they have amazing food, they have Kids Meals that come with rice and beans or fries. Kids can choose carne asada, a cheese quesadilla, a bean and cheese burrito, chicken nuggets, or a cheeseburger! Find out more details here.
Jugos Acapulco is a popular Mexican spot with a great menu for all ages! Any picky eater can’t go wrong with their kids menu. It includes a ham and cheese sandwich or cheese quesadillas, paired with fresh fruit and a refreshing beverage. Their website has a full menu, including the options for kids!
Ramen Tokudai is a hot spot in Santa Ana, known for their delicious ramen. Their kids menu has a lot to offer! Kids have the option to choose ramen, beef gyudon, katsudon, chicken teriyaki, or karaage bowl. They also have boba drinks that are not caffeinated. The taro, coconut, and honeydew flavors are really popular with kids! The kids options are $7.50. Check out their menu here.
Downtown Santa Ana welcomes families to enjoy and experience all that the community has to offer. Finding a place that is kid-friendly is really easy to find, especially in a community that values family and good food!
Story by Breanna Policar
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