Amar Santana has officially announced the opening of his second restaurant concept and second restaurant location for Orange County. The famed chef opened Broadway by Amar Santana to much acclaim in Laguna Beach in 2011. He has been elevating the level of dining in Orange County since his transplant here from New York to open Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza. Because of his diligence to creating the best and most delicious food he can, he has always garnished himself a following.
During his run at Charlie Palmer he met Ahmed Labbate, who is now his managing partner. Ahmed had the ability to charm the hearts of many Orange County socialites that frequented the South Coast Plaza area. Now this duo is bringing the incredible marriage of food and service BACK to the diners of Costa Mesa, with Amar Santana’s new creation… VACA.
Vaca’s bright red, rustic logo lends itself to the idea that Vaca will be a Spanish tapas style restaurant, which will be a fun contrast to the “Progressive American” feel of Laguna Beaches’ Broadway. The new location is barely a stone’s throw away from South Coast Plaza at the Park Towers. 100eats was the first media source to share the new menu of Brodway by Amar Santana… Stay tuned to see what we can share with you in the coming months… expected opening is Summer 2015. Congrats Amar!