Walking into Alcazar immediately transports you; from a slightly seedy looking strip mall flanked by McDonald's and Taco Bell to a dimly-lit, intimate bar that feels more Sevilla than Santa Barbara.
Its incongruence is what makes this place charming- along side flickering candles, old cartoons stream from a projector onto the back wall, and risqué art hangs above the tables. The menu hints at Spanish influence, but mostly just serves up small plates that are big on flavor- stuffed dates, crisped brussels and manchego cheese, all complimented by an extensive cocktail menu.
Best of all, they have transformed the concept of happy hour, instead opting for a Happy Week; From Monday to Wednesday, come here from 6pm till close to enjoy patatas bravas for pennies (well, $4.)
Pick and sip your way to Hump Day with this thrifty weeknight treat!
Order the chocolate lava cake. You know anything that takes 20 minutes to prepare is going to be absurdly gooey and decadent.