LA Eater: 13 Essential Santa Barbara Restaurants

Lower State Street’s Loquita is all about the Spanish influences, from the colorful tiles to the tapas menu and the stand-up bar tucked into the back. Step through the front door on any given weekend night for the scents and sounds of paella coming fresh from the kitchen, or plate after plate of croquettes winding their way to the sunny back patio. This is the place to spend a summery Santa Barbara evening.

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Travel by Entree: Loquita: great Spanish cuisine in Santa Barbara

Our experience one recent night (Loquita is open only for dinner) was sensational. A polite and charming hostess offered us seats at the lively bar or at a comfy table with cushions overlooking the open kitchen. We settled in comfortably and Justin, our very adroit and congenial waiter, brought us a bottle of light Spanish wine and a signature saffron-infused gin cocktail and martini while we perused the menu. View full article

The Infatuation: The Best Restaurants In Santa Barbara

If you’re looking for an upscale dinner with great cocktails (that isn’t stuffy at all), Loquita is a place where we’ll always send you. The pulpo, the scallops with chorizo, and the churros are all must-orders.

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Santa Barbara Independent: Foodie Awards

But almost exactly a year to the day since its opening, everyone knows that Loquita thrives as a delicious and dazzling postcard to modern Spanish cuisine.

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Coastal Living: The Ultimate Shopping Guide to Santa Barbara, California

The patio at Loquita… is the perfect alfresco setting for feasting on paella and Spanish tapas
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Santa Barbara Life & Style: A Little Loca

What’s better than sharing stories and laughs with good friends, over good drinks? Truthfully not much, besides perhaps the drinks being authentic masterpieces.
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805 Living: HOLA LOQUITA!

A new eatery celebrates the culinary traditions of Santa Barbara’s historic roots
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Santa Barbara Magazine: NEW Spanish Days!

On the edge of the Funk Zone, LOQUITA serves up authentic pintxos, tapas and paella
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