Crazy for Spanish Food
Loquita epitomizes Santa Barbara's love affair with Spain
, from the walnut bar to the tiled outdoor patio. The cuisine is rustic and farm-based with plenty of tapas options, like the iconic pan con tomate
, a Spanish staple of freshly macerated tomatoes on perfectly crunchy toast, or the Wagyu beef carpaccio, superbly balanced with pickled mustard seeds and Jerez sherry. The chefs take their paella seriously, with vegetarian, meat and seafood options. Save room for a Spanish coffee, made with rum and Frangelico whipped cream, and a dulce de leche churro.