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Alegria Cafe & Tapas Bar

115 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802-4457
(562) 436-3388
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Ranked #167 of 963 restaurants in Long Beach
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: First and Broadway
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47 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
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English first
Sterling, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Nice variety of Latin American food, not just Mexican. My son-in-law from Costa Rica said, "This is like my grandmother used to make!"--a high compliment. Fresh California veggies in everything make it even better.

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Long Beach, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

went there for the Award Winning Sangria and was enticed by the variety of Latin American style tapas! If you are a fan of pork, must try the Ropa Vieja

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Fleetwood, PA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Came here and had zarzuela, which was exceptional. Paella was great; cervice was also great. Begged friends to return, and had a horrible two appetizer plate where I had to spit out one mussel;it reeked! (this was a tuna and mussel appetizer over greens) our server's favorite bruschetta left me very unhappy--blah; corn too chewy, tomatoes nothing to write home... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Went here on a recommendation of some friends. So happy we did. The Sangria was devine on a hot day. Started out with appetizers of calamari, ceviche, and ropita vieja. All were excellent and plenty for 4 of us eating. My husband had Zarzuela De Mariscos, a fishermans stew that was served in a huge bowl with fresh hot yummy... More

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Great place to go for happy hour with half priced tapas and great sangria. However, my favorite dish is the paella. They also have live flamenco dancers on Saturday evenings. If you are there on a Friday evening you may wish to sit on the patio as it's great for people watching,

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Washington, DC
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140 reviews 140 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Used opentable for a 1000 point reservation- tasty food and nice variety on the menu. I started with the Hole Mole, and it was as described -- spicy and sweet. The cerdo al limon was a bit of a surprise, but tasty -- more of a hunk of pork rather than medallions, but an excellent sauce. Portions are large, prices... More

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Sydney, Australia
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270 reviews 270 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Went here after walking past by accident. Quite busy on a Friday night. I didn't realise that they do live South American dancing so was a little taken aback when it started (and was very loud!) Staff member Sunny was very chatty and charming. I ordered the riopa viejo (sp?) which was pulled beef in a delicious sauce with crispy... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We had a large group of work colleagues and decided this would be a good place where everyone could find something. As a vegetarian, I asked the waitress for recommendations and chose to order the enchiladas, with vegetables substituted for the meat. The dish was a large portion and nicely flavored; however, I noticed on my bill that she charged... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

fun place to be in. waitress was nice. everything change when we disputed extra charge that for goods not provided. when we raised this concern manager instead of working on a solution decided to call police and stated we refuse to pay bill, This was a false report which will be brought in court, This is a simple mistake which... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

From the trip advisor name, we thought this was a Tapas place. It used to be but now just has a long appetizer list and main dishes. The flavors were really good but everything we had seafood-wise was over cooked. Calamari, shrimp and salmon, all just a bit dry and chewy. The sangria was excellent and drinks were an amazing... More

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