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Mar 23, 2007 07:33 PM

Tapas in LA

Can someone recommend a good tapas place, other than AOC? Thx!

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  1. Not as "good" as AOC, but here are some tapas/small plates places that have been recommended:

    Cobras and Matadors
    Bin 8945
    La Luna Negra

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    1. re: chica

      C&M is WAY overrated! Expensive and most of the items are over cooked.

    2. The Minotaure in Playa del Rey

      1. Cobras and Matadors!!! The lentils are my favorite - absolutely addictive.

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        1. re: aching

          I second C&M - some of the stuff on the menu is only *okay* but the Lentils are absolutely awesome. Go to the one in Los Feliz and get some great wines to go with your menu.

          1. re: Marianna215

            Wines are available at both locations, because while the one on Beverly does not have a liquor license, the wine shop right next door has the same owner, and C&M does not charge a corkage for the beer and wine bought there.

            I'm a big fan of C&M; the only bad thing on their menu IMO is the octopus, but that's because I'm not into its chewy consistency.

        2. Not sure where you are but, I've been wanting to try Bistro Verdu - - tues thru fri - happy hour with 5$ tapas and glasses of wine
          5-6pm Can't beat that!

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          1. re: Kitchen Queen

            As long as the food is good, anywhere is worth the drive :)

            1. re: vbabe

              Good response from hounders..type in the name and you'll find many comments. If YOU go, let the board know what YOU think. I plan to take in Descanso Gardens on a weekend afternoon then Bistro Verdu. Great relief from sitting at a computer pumping papars for grad school! :)KQ

              1. re: Kitchen Queen

                I've never had the tapas, but I've eaten at Bistro Verdu many times (also as a grad paper-writing break!) and have always had great luck. I've never tried any of their wines, their corkage fee is so low that I normally bring my own for dinner -- how are their wines by the glass?

            2. re: Kitchen Queen

              Sorry guys, but Bistro Verdu is now closed. They are moving, I think.

            3. Yatai on Sunset in Hollywood.