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!
Local Tip: Order the chocolate lava cake. You know anything that takes 20 minutes to prepare is going to be absurdly gooey and decadent.