The Spanish Kitchen

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The Spanish Kitchen

Location Information

Address
826 N. La Cienega Blvd.
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Contact Information

Phone Number
310-659-4794

The Spanish Kitchen

Modeled after a Mexican villa, this hot spot greets patrons with an intimate, fireplace-warmed patio. Inside, beautiful couples sip margaritas at the long curved bar, in crescent-shaped booths, or at candlelit tables on the slightly raised second level. Wrought-iron chandeliers, mosaic tiles and a colorful wall mural add traditional touches. Black-and-red-clad servers are quick to offer suggestions.

The Spanish Kitchen Tequila Bar serves approximately 75 different selections of Agave spirits including Tequila and Mezcal, and every Wednesday night they host Tequila school or seminars to help educate those who are interested.

User reviews

1 review
Overall rating
 
84
Agave Spirit Selection
 
90(1)
Food
 
80(1)
Price
 
88(1)
Knowledge - Service
 
70(1)
Ambiance
 
90(1)
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Overall rating
 
84
Agave Spirit Selection
 
90
Food
 
80
Price
 
88
Knowledge - Service
 
70
Ambiance
 
90
Date of review: Tuesday, 9/11/07, 9pm

I will start off by saying that my experience at The Spanish Kitchen was less than overwhelming. The bar is nice enough. They have a decent selection of Tequila and an above average selection of Mezcal. Nothing out of the ordinary, but enough to choose from.

For price calibration, I always use Herradura Seleccion Suprema, which was $59 here: way above what I am willing to spend. Rey Sol was $35, Paradiso was $15. I basically stuck with those.

As for knowledge and service... where do I begin? Of the 2 bartenders, 1 knew next-to-nothing about tequila. I had to point to the bottle that I wanted as he was unfamiliar with their stock. At least he was friendly though. When we finally sat down at a table, our waitress was snippy and unpleasant. She was also unfamiliar with their selection of tequila - telling me that they didn't carry Rey Sol when I had just ordered one at the bar.

It was "Taco Tuesday" so we had... tacos. There was certainly nothing special about them. They brought 6 different salsas, but none of them were labeled so it was impossible to tell which you were tasting.

It was hard to really enjoy the ambiance with all the other problems; but looking objectively, The Spanish Kitchen has a nice atmosphere.

With El Carmen just around the corner and Malo down the road, I find it very hard to recommend The Spanish Kitchen to this community.
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