Loquita, an endearing Spanish colloquial term for a wild, fun loving young girl, is a playful love letter to the history of Santa Barbara. Leading the culinary team is Executive Chef Peter Lee, who hails from award-winning Joel Robuchon in Las Vegas, Gusto and Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles. Skylar Gamble is Loquita’s General Manager, who was recruited from The Lark, a popular farm-to-table restaurant in the heart of the Funk Zone. The wine list is comprised almost entirely of Spanish wines and several exceptional local wines that pair well with the cuisine. Loquita’s cocktail list features selections of Spanish vermouths, farmers’ market Sangria, hand-crafted cocktails and the de rigueur offerings gin-and-tonics, Spain’s king cocktail. 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. Down the hallway is Poquita, a standing-room-only pintxos bar, with displays of Spanish Jamon Serrano, Mancehgo cheese, Manzanilla olives, tapas and pintxos (small bites). Loquita delivers outstanding food, wine, cocktails, service and beautiful interiors making for wonderful dining experience.
Loquita Santa Barbara
202 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Loquita is spicing up Sunday Brunch with live flamenco performances by Zermeno Dance Academy beginning Sunday, March 5! Let flamenco…