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Excellent Sangria?

ns1 May 30, 2008 05:29 PM

Anybody have any leads? good food to boot is always a +

Thought the sangria @Gloria's in Palms was pretty good; C&O mediocre

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    justagthing RE: ns1 May 30, 2008 07:22 PM

    I am not a big fan of sangria's, but....I had an excellent white sangria at Barcelona in Pasadena. It was very refreshing.

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      Maxmillion RE: justagthing May 30, 2008 07:47 PM

      ditto on the white sangria at Nona Cafe (Tarzana.................) Unfortunately they are often out of it, so call first!!!! The red is good too, but I love the (slightly sweeter than red) white variety.

      Oh, the food is excellent there.


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      soccerandlost RE: ns1 May 30, 2008 08:07 PM

      La Paella on Vicente. I also like the white sangria at Sur in WeHo.

      1. Foodandwine RE: ns1 May 31, 2008 07:44 AM

        Actually Primitivo on Abbot Kinney in Venice has a nice rendition.. And I am a fan of Sangria. Note, there is this a "premade" bottle " booze included" sold at Cost Plus which is not bad if your in a pinch..

        1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

        1. JEN10 RE: ns1 May 31, 2008 07:58 AM

          Mediterraneo is a great tapas restaurant in Hermosa Beach, they have good sangria. They have a great happy hour as well, some of the Tapas are two for one.

          73 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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            WHills RE: ns1 May 31, 2008 10:30 AM

            Amaranta in the Valley
            Ciudad in downtown

            1. JAB RE: ns1 May 31, 2008 12:17 PM

              In OC: Picante in Ladera Ranch & Habana in Costa Mesa.

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                foodieqt RE: ns1 May 31, 2008 12:37 PM

                I actually like the Sangria at the Spanish Kitchen on La Cienega. It has a nice spicy note to it...cinnamon or something similar. The food is only so-so, but you can't go wrong with a pitcher of their Sangria and some chips and guacamole.

                The Spanish Kitchen - 826 N La Cienega (between Santa Monica & Beverly Blvds)

                1. trishyb RE: ns1 May 31, 2008 06:25 PM

                  I like the sangria at Luna Park - both the red and white.

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                    JustMeMeMe RE: ns1 Jun 2, 2008 09:39 PM

                    Chameau on Fairfax just north of Beverly. Awesome food too

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                      JE33 RE: ns1 Jun 3, 2008 02:13 PM

                      By far the best sangria in town is actually at a Japanese restaurant, Kumo, on Melrose. The food is good, too, although it may not be exactly what you had in mind.

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                        Clinton RE: ns1 Jun 3, 2008 03:11 PM

                        Had a full pitcher at Versailles Cuban Restaurant in Manhattan Beach. At $18 a pop, it was OK but not worth the money.

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                          soccerandlost RE: Clinton Jun 5, 2008 03:52 PM

                          Unfortunately nothing at Versaille is. Wish there was a very good Cuban restaurant on the west side. Does anyone have any recs???

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                            sabby1017 RE: soccerandlost Jun 5, 2008 04:15 PM

                            Definitely have to agree with the Sangria at the Spanish Kitchen. It's amazing. My favorite and I think it's the best in L.A. is Ciudad which is downtown. Amazing drinks!

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