Recs for Spanish restaurants with (decent) flamenco dancing?
and decent fare? I'd prefer OC, but I'm willing to go to LA if it's that much better. Also, anyone know of an LA-based website that gives a list of current entertainment/happenings similar to ocnow.com?
La Luna Negra in Pasadena has a flamenco show on (I think) Friday and Saturday nights; it's probably not as good as the show at El Cid, but the food's a lot better.
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.