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“A gem in Santa Monica”
Review of Taberna arros y vi

Taberna arros y vi
Ranked #297 of 688 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A gem in Santa Monica”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

My friends and I just wanted to have a glass of wine and rest from our shopping and I'm glad we walked into this place: the food was fenomenal!
We ordered tapas: the crispy pig ears, the mussels (we got more bread so we can finish the sauce!), asparagus and for dessert, we got the bread pudding (one of the best I've had)

Service was very friendly and helpful. I'd definitively come back when I'm back in the area.

  • Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Santa Monica, California
Level 6 Contributor
235 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Welcome addition to the neighborhood”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Only open a few months but seems very solid. Delicious, creative, diverse tapas, excellent service from our Australian waiter, an appealing wine list (though not much from Spain), and a beautiful if somewhat dark dining room. I especially liked the sherry grilled onions, tuna stuffed paquillo peppers, bread pudding. Great happy hour offering. Noise level can be high at times.

  • Visited September 2013
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Los Angeles
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Excellent and Creative Food”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We ordered seven or eight different tapas, as well as the fish stew. Everything we tried ranged from good to incredibly delicious. The fish stew was best of all, but unfortunately I hadn't left enough room to enjoy much of it. The drinks are a bit weak and expensive, and the service, while friendly, wasn't as well organized as it might have been. The manager was on patrol, however, and he clearly wants to make things right. All things considered, this place is a winner and it probably will get even better.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Eastonlow
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Santa Monica, California
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“It was very nice but not 'Spanish' enough for us.”
Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is half a block from a Spanish restaurant (Bar Pintxo) we love so we were interested to try it. We ordered tapas but the portions were huge (think appetizers rather than tapas) so we did not need entrees. The wine list was particularly disappointing with a lack of Spanish wines and sherries. The sangrias are weird rather than good. The decor is well thought out and it is much larger than Bar Pintxo but next time we want Spanish we'll be heading down the street.

  • Visited July 2013
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