Dining @ Tangata


Tangata At The Bowers Museum

Tangata-lunchTangata (or "mankind" in the tribal Maori language of New Zealand) features Southwestern decor enclosed by glass walls and 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 160-seat restaurant dedicates half of its available seating to alfresco dining on two large patio areas. The patio area opens into the mission style courtyard that is perfect for romantic weddings or evening receptions. Tangata is open solely for lunch Tuesday through Sunday, offering a diverse menu of California cuisine "colored" with Joachim Splichal's award-winning French signature style.

In addition to an array of appetizers and main course salads, Tangata offers a variety of main courses and a tantilizing selection of homemade desserts. And for children, Tangata offers an assortment of sandwiches and pasta dishes.

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Download Tangata's NEW Fall Menu, inspired by Bowers special exhibition China's Lost Civilization.

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Reservations are recommended.
Phone Reservations: 714.550.0906

Sunday Brunch

Join us on Sundays (except the First Sunday of each month), for the best meal of the week, a-la-carte! Brunch will be served in the beautiful Key Courtyard from 11 AM until 2:30 PM. Reservations required.

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Mystery and intrigue launches a new season of Bower After-Hours. Begin your evening dining with Executive Chef Chris Brodeur's exclusive one-night-only seasonal menu with wine & beverage pairings. Continue your evening by exploring the museum's special exhibitions, shop the Gallery Store with a special discount for the evening, and attend a spectacular program presented by the Bowers Education Department.

Upcoming Dinners

February 7 | Found! China's Lost Civilization: A Feast for the Senses with the Pacific Symphony

Indulge In A Delightful Dining Experience

Tangata and Bowers Museum of Cultural Art welcome groups of all sizes and offers special pricing to ensure your group has the most memorable experience. Tangata restaurant serves delicious, French inspired California cuisine for groups of 15 or more. Plan a sit-down meal inside the restaurant, a leisurely lunch on the patio or enjoy a picnic boxed lunch in the courtyard. Make it a truly special event by planning an elegant, fully catered meal in an exclusive on-site setting Plan your group meal by calling Tangata at 714-550-0906 (Reservations recommended, Group Reservations are required).

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Enjoy a leisurely luncheon at award-winning Tangata. Outdoor seating is also available, overlooking the Bowers historic mission-style courtyard. Browse the rare an exotic at the Bowers Museum Gallery Store. It's more than just a shopping trip; it's a cultural experience.

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Tangata/Patina Restaurant Group Catering

Tangata is perfect for social or business luncheons and gatherings. Our sophisticated Californian cuisine and impeccable service will impress your guests. Located just off the 5 freeway, we also offer convenient parking. The Bowers Museum adds a twinkle to romantic weddings, banquets and receptions under the stars with its lush Mission-style courtyard, replete with romantic fountains, year-round flowers, an attractive tiered patio and Spanish-style balcony.

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To receive more information about our catering and private event options, please contact Tangata General Manager:

Thibaud Duccini | 714-567-3630
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