Loquita Santa Barbara

$$$ • Tapas Bar, Modern European, Spanish

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202 State St, Santa Barbara
(805) 880-3380

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Loquita is easily the restaurant where I had the best Spanish tapas outside of Spain; I dined here with my friend who used to live in Spain, and she agreed with me?You’ve got to get the Gorgonzola dates wrapped in chorizo? ahhh order many, seriously, they’re that good! We also had the pan con tomato, croquetas de pollo, the pulpo (wow, just wow), and the gambas al ajillo. All amazing! And, for dessert, churros of course. Fantastic!They also specialize in gin tonics, like this...read full review

Loquita is a fun and atmospheric place to spend an evening. The kitchen buzzes and centers around the open wood grill. Staff are a little inattentive and the food is almost great but misses on a few areas. I want the bravas sauce to be more brave - spicy not tomato paste - and the gambas al ajillo needs punch, and less tomato paste also. However everything else was pretty good. Cocktails are delicious and the “El Bulli” olive ball is a real must-have experience.

I was a little skeptical at first, because I have never found Paella good outside of Spain. But my husband loves Spanish cuisine, having lived in Valencia in his youth. We booked dinner on May 7th and it was a great experience. The Paella is truly exquisite, despite some reinterpretations of the original recipe and the tapas are authentic delights. The place is very nice, the staff attentive to customers and the customers are young and effervescent. A restaurant that is definitely...read full review

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Hours

Monday 5 - 9PM
Tuesday 5 - 9PM
Wednesday 5 - 9PM
Thursday 5 - 9PM
Friday 5 - 10PM
Saturday 5 - 10PM
Sunday 5 - 9PM

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