Vaca brings Barcelona, Madrid, Andalucia, Sevilla, and the Basque to the heart of Orange County. The menu ranges from traditional tapas to modern interpretations of superior tasting meats, all done with the respect for genuine Spanish cooking and Chef Santana’s twist on tradition. The Beverage program emphasizes traditional Spanish cocktails, wine and beer, as well as innovative craft cocktails.




Vaca is nestled between the world famous Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the premiere shopping destination, South Coast Plaza on Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, California. The space evokes the energy and ambiance of Spain with the comfort of California.
We are excited to announce our Executive Chef Amar once again appeared on Bravo TV’s Top Chef! Top Chef Season 20, World All Stars first premiered March 9, 2023 on Bravo with Amar winning several challenges, finishing in the top 6, and winning the coveted FAN FAVORITE for the season. This was his third season appearing on the show, first in Season 13 finishing as a finalist and second on season 16 as a Judge. You can watch episodes streaming now on Peacock.

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