Tito’s La Especial History

Tito's La Especial building

The dream of building and running his own restaurant came true in 1983 when Don Tito opened his first “Tito’s La Especial” in Santa Ana, California. Tito wanted to make his restaurant a family atmosphere. He wanted people to feel as if they were coming to his home to eat Mexican cuisine. All the recipes of the menu have been passed down from one generation to another within his family. The specialty of the house are the famous Tacos Al Vapor (which are a soft, steamed, marinated taco), the original being that of shredded beef. Tito’s La Especial has been recognized by the OC Register as a top 10 Taqueria in all of Orange County and #51 among all different types of restaurants in the OC. Don Tito takes pride that his restaurant continues to be a family business in which his kids are also a part of his dream. Please come by either of the two locations in Santa Ana and welcome to Don Tito’s home.


Monday: 7am-9pm
Tuesday: 7am-9pm
Wednesday: 7am-9pm
Thursday: 7am-9pm
Friday: 7am-10pm
Saturday: 6am-10pm
Sunday: 6am-9pm

Location 1

701 N. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Tell: 714.554.9871

Location 2

503 W. 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Tell: 714.543.2900