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BEST Sangria??

foodieqt Aug 1, 2006 09:39 PM

Where can I find the best sangria in the Hollywood/West Hollywood/Beverly Hills area? Not too sweet, authentic, and full of fruit! Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    ThatPat RE: foodieqt Aug 1, 2006 10:48 PM

    La Paella is an authentic (i.e. Spanish-owned) Spanish restaurant. Their sangria is quite good. They're on San Vicente several blocks south of the Beverly Center.

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      cincodemayo1 RE: foodieqt Aug 1, 2006 10:49 PM

      The sangria at Cha Cha Cha is pretty good. Only downside is that they use lemons and oranges, which tastes great, but personally I prefer an all-edible sangria.

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        food fan RE: cincodemayo1 Aug 2, 2006 05:43 PM

        The Courtyard in Hollywood and Primitivo in Venice both serve pretty decent Sangria and both serve Tapas/Small plates

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          Will Owen RE: cincodemayo1 Aug 3, 2006 04:30 AM

          You don't eat lemons or oranges? Not even to nibble after they've been soaking? Heck, that's called "dessert"...

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          ibrndubs RE: foodieqt Aug 2, 2006 11:32 PM

          I'm a big fan of the Sangria (I believe they call in Ponche but if you ask for Sangria you're set)at Bossanova Restaurants. They have locations in Hollywood (Sunset and La Brea) West Hollywood (Robertson & Santa Monica Blvd) and Beverly Hills (on Beverly Dr 2 blks North of Olympic)
          The food is really good here too!

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            ickster RE: foodieqt Aug 3, 2006 12:24 AM

            Surprisingly, the Sangria at Versailles is rather tasty. I find myself drinking Sangria and eating the fried yuca appetizer and tostones when I have to go there.

            1. bassbiz RE: foodieqt Aug 3, 2006 05:53 AM

              I cant believe I'm posting this but besides my love for my homemade Sangria, Im going to have to put my two cents for LaLa's. Although the food is just OK, I really dont mind grabbing a pitcher or two of their sangria. It's quite tasty.

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                kotter RE: foodieqt Aug 3, 2006 09:52 PM

                Frida on Beverly Dr. in Beverly Hills has a tasty version. The food is quite good as well.

                1. yummyinmytummy RE: foodieqt Aug 4, 2006 12:20 AM

                  I really like the Sangria at the Cobra Lilly on Wilshire, just east of La Cienega...but I belive the same recipe is used and Cobras and Matadors in Hollywood and on Beverly Boulevard.

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                    pongopurdita RE: foodieqt Aug 4, 2006 01:27 AM

                    If you end up for some reason near Old Town Pasadena, gotta try Bar Celona on Colorado between Fair Oaks and Raymond...

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