There is a new restaurant in downtown Santa Ana called El Mercado Modern Cuisine, which is a spin-off from Chef Daniel Godinez who created the two Anepalco restaurants in Orange. Food was excellent the one time we went for brunch last week. Will definitely go back.
BTW, Nate Overstreet is in the kitchen at El Mercado. He was the founder of the short-lived Wheat & Son butcher in the Anaheim Packing House (which, in my opinion, was the only reason to go to the Packing House – his sandwiches, side dishes, entrees, pies, and meats were always truly outstanding).