WHY Quick, authentic and California-inspired tapas, including jamón serrano, served until midnight.
WHAT This New York shotgun-style bar has tapas lined up behind a counter up front, a sidewalk ‘counter’ and a half dozen bar tables in back for a delicious—though pricey—snack and glass of vino.
WHO Fans of chef/owner Joe Miller who don’t want the commitment of a full meal at Joe’s; couples out for a glass of wine and a light bite after a movie in an area dominated by louder pubs and bars.
Region: West of the 405
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Features: Dinner, Open Late, Patio Dining
Price Range: $10-$16, $10-under
Cuisine Type: Spanish, Wine bar