Tapas in West LA
Every time I visit Boston I got to Dali Restaurant. http://www.dalirestaurant.com/ And when I get back to LA I get depressed. Do we have a tapas restaurant, or even a good Spanish food restaurant? I am particularly interested in Westwood/WestLA 405/10 intersection area, but am willing to travel. Not as far as Boston, although sometimes the craving hits and 5 hour flight starts sounding reasonable.
primitivo in venice on abott kenney..... but it is not stellar.... let me know if you find a good one...
You're looking for Spanish tapas, then, aren't you?
(I love Dali! Haven't been there in far too long, but it's a great place in Boston)
I'd then try Cobras and Matadors. The only location I've frequented has been the one on Beverly, between Fairfax & La Brea. Unfortunately no sangria, and if you want wine, you either bring your own ($5 corkage, last I was there), or buy it from the affiliated store next door who'll put it on your dinner tab (and there won't be a corkage fee). I can't remember how it compares to Dali, but I've always had a good meal there. There is another Cobras & Matadors in Silver Lake (I think? Out east that way), but I haven't been there so I can't comment.
The other places that previous posters have mentioned, while good (at least, I've enjoyed AOC & Primitivo [the latter for lunch only]), are not Spanish in the least.
La Luna Negra and Bar Celona are also Spanish tapas restaurants. However, they're in Pasadena.
Another restaurant serving tapas is Minibar.