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Wine (tapas) bars Mid-City

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Hello,
I am looking for a low key wine bar, with a bit of food thing going on, in the Mid Wilshire/Fairfax district(s). As in my previous post I'm looking for something low-key and not to loud/obvious. I've heard that there is a place by the Whole Foods on Fairfax but have been unable to find it. As always any advice would be apprecitated.

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  1. Cobras and Madador on Beverly is Loud and BYOB. Sit outside and its not loud, Great Tapas IMO..

    1. Bodega De Cordova, the one by Whole Foods, is pretty low-key -- there isn't much food, but it's a cute place. Shouldn't be too hard to find if you use the address below. Parking, of course, is another story.
      Lou on Vine would be my preference for good food and pleasant atmosphere.
      http://www.louonvine.com/

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      Bodega De Cordova
      361 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

      1. There's also Tasca on 3rd Street, which I've always meant to visit.

        Cobras and Matador isn't necessarily BYOB, as they own the beer/wine shop next door. Either way, they charge no corkage.

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        Tasca Restaurant
        8108 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

        Cobras and Matadors
        7615 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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        1. re: SauceSupreme

          SauceSupreme, I think its $5 corkage with the BYOB option however waived if the bottle is purchased next door.

        2. Lou on Vine.....it's on Vine, close to Melose. In the middle of a nondescript strip mall....odd decor. But a great little neighborhood gem. Nice people. Good food. Very interesting wine selection.

          1. Tasca on Third St is fantastic. Have been there several times and each one a treat. You can bring your own wines or select from an interesting selection by bottle or glass. It can get somewhat noisy but it's not nearly as bad as some places--besides, the food is worth an extra decibel or two. Check out the menu at: www.tascawinebar.com.

            Reservations are strongly recommended as it's developed a loyal following and fills up fast. Sitting at the bar is fun so don't worry if the tables are taken.

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            1. re: KDEatsOut

              I tried to walk into Tasca, and couldn't even stay long enough to look at the menu. They were burning very strong smelling incense, which made it impossible to smell anything resembling food, and the smoke was thick enough to make me wretch.

            2. i live in the neighborhood you are referring to and we are blessed with many great restaurants- tasca is quietly wonderful, great service, great food, quieter on weeknights and earlier; of course AOC is also right there and i am in the "love it" camp- we go there alot and if you are flexible (and early) can usually get one or two seats at the bar without a res even on weekends! bodega de cordova is a bit mysterious to me- no one ever seems to be there until very late on the weekends- parking on fairfax should not be too difficult- DO NOT park in the whole foods lot- you will get towed and the neighborhood is permit only. Lou is fantastic and i love that it shares a minimall with a massage parlor (not burke wiliams...) and laundromat--a true la experience.--have not been for a while thougha nd had heard that the service was not as tight as it had been when it first opened...