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About Loquita

Loquita serves authentic Spanish food including hot and cold tapas, wood-fired grilled seafood and meats, and seasonal paella. The Mediterranean climate and terroir of Santa Barbara County mirror that of Spain, making the translation of locally sourced produce, meats and seafood an ideal match. The wine list is comprised almost entirely of Spanish wines with exceptional local wines that pair well with the cuisine. Loquita's cocktail list showcases Spanish vermouths, farmers' market Sangria, hand-crafted cocktails and a rotating selection of Spain's king of cocktails, the Gin-and-Tonic. Down the hallway is Poquita, with displays of Manchego cheese, Manzanilla olives tapas, and pintxos (small bites). Loquita was awarded as one of USA Today's 10 Best New Restaurants for 2017 and delivers outstanding food, wine, cocktails and service.

Loquita, located on the corner of State and Yanonali, is truly a gateway to the Santa Barbara Funk Zone.

202 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Yanonali Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 880-3380

Website:
http://www.loquitasb.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet is offered. Street parking, adjacent parking lot off State Street and three nearby city parking lots are available, just a half-block away.

Public Transit:
Enjoy a train ride to Santa Barbara from southern or northern California and meet us at Loquita. No driving required.

Executive Chef:
Peter Lee

Private Party Facilities:
Loquita may be contracted for private receptions and events from 30 guests to restaurant buy-out.

Private Party Contact:
aran@loquitasb.com: (805) 705-8895

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Special Event Manager 805-705-8895 or aran@acmehospitality.com

Loquita Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (77)
Creative Cuisine (57)
Fit for Foodies (52)
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Good for a Date (48)
Great for Outdoor Dining (47)
Fun (44)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Authentic (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Hot Spot (33)
Vibrant Bar Scene (33)
Good for Groups (33)
Special Occasion (32)
Bar Seating (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Tasting Menu (25)
Romantic (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Casual (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Cozy (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
People Watching (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Healthy (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Seasonal (8)
Business Meals (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Spicy (3)
Waterfront (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

We went to Loquita for the first time for my birthday and had a lovely experience. I'm happy to be living in Santa Barbara again and will definitely return. I had a reservation booked for my birthday and they were thoughtful with a birthday card on the table before we sat and desert to finish. The service was attentive and friendly and the food was cooked perfectly with an excellent range of choice in flavors and options.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent service! Delicious food. Loved everything we ordered (mostly all vegetarian). Love their specialty cocktails. Great ambiance, and outdoor seating.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had dinner here on a Friday Night, while there were lots of people there, we both felt it was fairly intimate. Service was excellent, valet parking.

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Fantastic meal!!! I have celiac disease and they are very careful and knowledgeable about keeping me safe. Wine, waiter, ambiance, food. Amazing!

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food and ambiance. Wait staff was friendly and accommodating. Overall a fabulous experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Absolutely Delcious! Sean was an incredible waiter and made the best suggestions!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Birthday. Was great

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great food and great service!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This place has great potential. The acorn fed pork was as tender as I have ever had, but to much salt. The seafood paella was good except the calamari again was to salt. The service was very good. I would give them another chance!?!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing food and service as always

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Lo Quita always delivers a high quality dining experience. The espanola tortilla, cauliflower and carpaccio dishes are exceptional.

I recommend dining outside. They have heaters, blankets and fireplaces to keep you comfortable if it’s chilly outside. A perfect evening.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Spanish tortilla

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

They were closed. I’m upset that we weren’t notified that they were closed, as we drove a long way to get there. I understand there was a fire in the mountains, however we should have been notified either through opentable or loquita.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing food, attentive staff. The best meal that we have had in a long while

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great atmosphere with less creative tapas. The G&T’s were my favorite part of the meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Our second time here and the food was very good again. I think it is slightly overpriced, but not enough to discourage another visit. Great service

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent evening as always, we love the experience & highly recommend for foodies.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fabulous in all aspects. Can’t wait to go back!! We had a blast

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Bar Seating, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved our experience at this restaurant. Excellent food, service and vibe.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Made a reservation on a whim. Never been. OMG was I glad I did. I have eaten at a lot of restaurants around the country. Fine dining to burgers on the street. I can honestly say that this place made its way into the top 5. We live about 45 mins away, was on an overnight trip with my wife. But planning to bring my 2 kids with us in a couple weeks for dinner. Worth the drive.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The cauliflower tapas was pretty much the best dish I’ve ever had!! Potatoes tapas was also delicious. The cocktail- worthy of trip back just for a drink. We had their bourbon take on old fashion and a lime infused gin and tonic. We will return again and again. Lovely patio, warm cozy with heaters and blankets. Felt like I was visiting Spain! So happy to have a new unpretentious dining spot. Staff was also very gracious

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The service was excellent, although they surprisingly mixed up our reservation with another person. The food was hit and miss- some things, like the cauliflower, were out of this world! While other things, like the pan con tomate, were forgettable. Overall it was very enjoyable but I didn't necessarily feel that it was worth the price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fabulous service and food. Must eat if you live here or visiting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food, as authentic as it gets. Great service. Great spot.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Very good food, the beans ‘to die for’ and so were the scallops. Very attentive service. The only negative: no espresso!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Wish you would re-open fro Brunch ------it is fantastic !!

Everything id fantastic !! One of the best restaurants in Santa Barbara--if not the best !!

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy, Tapas, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We tried this new place as it was close to the inn we were at. We also did not want a large meal so Loquita was the perfect solution! We loved the tapas and had no trouble finding several delicious vegetarian options. Our server was well versed in the menu and did not rush us, nor did he ignore us! We enjoyed sitting at the counter so we could watch the kitchen at work...that was entertainment in itself as we were impressed by the team work!
We'll definitely return as we visit Santa Barbara often.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great place and exceptional service! The drinks were amazing to start and everyone was really nice! We enjoyed our waiter who was very kind and courteous and the service was top notch! The outdoor dining area was really nice as well. Great place for a date, friends' get-together or group dining in Santa Barbara!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

hiquita. was another great meal. seated earlier than reservation. prompt waitstaff engagement. solid selections. great flavors. fun atmosphere. will be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was amazing! Every dish was delicious and designed for sharing. Best sangria I have ever had! The somellier Alejandro was a delightful charmer with extensive knowledge. Lively atmosphere with vintage silent Spanish dancing videos projected on the main wall. Bar was hopping and it appeared all of the menu, including the amazing paella, was available to order at the bar. Great “edge of the funk zone” location, also near the ocean. My new SB favorite!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Tapas
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We returned to Loquita for dinner because it was such a hit the first time we ate there. Once again, the food was delicious, the service was attentive, the atmosphere great.
A good place for people in a large group. Festive!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Tapas
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 22, 2017

This was an anniversary dinner...special card from Loquita at our table...server brought us two glasses of sparkling wine in honor our our special evening. Everything tasted delicious. The Spanish tortilla was excellent. The jamon sampler, cauliflower dish was amazing as well as the pork belly with mushrooms, lettuce leaves with an aioli sauce. I have been telling everyone they must go have dinner at Loquita. It is not inexpensive but worth every bite. I plan on having the paella the next time we go.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent service and exceptional, delicious food. Loved the ambiance of the outdoor seating with heaters, lights, and setup. Really the only downside is the very small portions and the high pricing on everything ($4 sodas, tiny appetizer type tapas that can be $4 each, etc).

Other than the big tab, we really enjoyed our dinner here. Highly recommended if service, ambiance, and flavor are tops on your list.

Tags: Tapas, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The tapas was good to excellent, portions sizes are very small, cost very high. The paella was good but not great. Ambience was great.
Overall average score because of poor value, good to excellent food but cost was a real turn off

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was delicious and lots of interesting dishes to choose from. Staff was friendly and very helpful. A tad noisy inside and we sat across from kitchen service window so not the ideal table but everything else made up for it.
Loved it!

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Nice atmosphere with great small bites. Seating is cozy and wine selection covers some great vineyards.

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Had a great date night dinner w/ my wife, we hadn't been on a date in 5 months or so. She is also a vegetarian and we had no problem w/ the menu. We will be returning.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We started out with the white anchovies (spectacular), then an off the menu green beans (I could have eaten 2 orders!) after that a combo charcuterie (3 cheeses, 3 meats, apricots & nuts and a most delicious glazed tortilla-like flat bread). Along with a couple of glasses of Shiraz our meal was complete but unfortunately we were too full for entertaining dessert! We will be back for sure!!! Sean our waiter was quite knowledgeable and informative while Skyler the manager took the time to chat with us about the recipes his team had just brought from a tasting trip in Spain, yes the food is authentic.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Absolutely amazing from start to finish. One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Four of us shared 7 different dishes and two desserts. Every single thing was spectacular. There is clearly so much thought put into the layering of flavors to create the perfect bite. The cauliflower, carpaccio and octopus were my favorites. So happy to have this wonderful restaurant in Santa Barbara.

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