Loquita is one of the newer places in Santa Barbara, but its position here is well-earned. And that’s because both the food and outdoor patio setting go toe-to-toe with the best in town. Sure, the price point at this modern tapas restaurant is higher than the more casual spots around the Funk Zone, but 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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