Recs for Spanish restaurants with (decent) flamenco dancing?
Try Alegria in Long Beach. I have seen some spectacular flamenco there. The food was enjoyable too (tho I don't really rememeber it).
There is also a place in Hermosa Beach where I saw Flamenco once, but I don't recall the name.
A former Flamenco teacher of mine used to perform at a place in OC, but I don't recall the name.
This week there is a flamenco festival going on in Irvine, but I think it is all sold out (and sadly, no food involved).
Personally, I don't like to Flamenco shows at El Cid. They are a little tired and if you've studied Flamenco for awhile, you won't be impressed. (Unless there is a special show with out-of-town/real-live dancers from Spain, then that's a different story. Or unless Remdedios is singing....) With that said, it is still a fun place to go, especially with a group. However, the food is dreadful.
Then there's this special event that was emailed to me:
Hi Flamenco fans!
Can't get enough Flamenco? This Friday (8/16/02) at Think Cafe in San Pedro we will
be having a Flamenco show featuring Sarita and Company ( Katsura Nakamura,
Linda Guevarra, Kazu Nagano, Christine Hofeldt, and others) with the guitar
of Omar and the cante of Rosa Maria Acosta. Dinner reservations highly
recomended- there is a bar for those who prefer to order a drink and watch
the show. PS the wine really flows at this place!
Think Cafe 302 w. 5th st San Pedro
That's all I know for now. Hope it helps.