Tangata At The Bowers Museum

Tangata Restaurant is Now Open!

Now open with new health protocols for safe dining both outdoors and inside at limited capacity, the award-winning Patina Restaurant,Tangata, is ready to welcome you back!

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New Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 11 am - 2 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 11 am - 3 pm

Please note: Tangata Restaurant is not currently taking reservations due to COVID. Walk-ins are welcome!

Looking for an ideal venue complete with catering? Visit our Facility Rental page for details on how to host your own micro event at the Bowers Museum.

Private Micro Events at the Bowers Museum

Although life events were put on hold, that does not mean they were forgotten! Tangata Restaurant at Bowers Museum is more excited than ever to celebrate all that we’ve missed together. Whether it be an engagement, birthday, rehearsal dinner, micro wedding or retirement – we look forward to being a part of your celebrations again!

Click here to complete an inquiry form and we'll be in touch directly to create the perfect event for you, one that's both safe and treasured for years to come!

About Tangata and Patina Restaurant Group

Tangata (or "mankind" in the tribal Maori language of New Zealand) features modern decor enclosed by glass walls, 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 restaurant dedicates half of its seating to alfresco dining on two large patio areas. The patios and courtyard are perfect for romantic weddings or evening receptions. Patina is owned and operated by Patina Restaurant Group.

Patina Restaurant Group was built on the belief that culinary excellence is an art form, and that a superb visit to a cultural venue should be matched with equally inspired cuisine. Museums, cultural centers and art-filled landmark locations provide the ideal environments for experiencing our high level of quality and service.

Click here to learn more about Patina Restaurant Group and their other locations across California. Patina Restaurant Group also has locations across the U.S. and abroad to enjoy when you travel!


2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, California 92706
TEL: 714.567.3600

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Bowers Hours

Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed on:
Fourth of July
New Year's Day