Spanish Restaurant, Phoenix
I'm looking for a great Spanish (not Mexican) restaurant in Phoenix metro. Any suggestions?
I beleive Havana Cafe would qualify.. Great Happy hour also if you want to first check it out. They serve Paella as a special on Fridays I think. Great Tapas and Sangria.
4225 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Expanding on some comments above:
Lola is a small, lively tapas bar. They serve little more than tapas, and diners sit at communal tables. I've grown to love the place despite some initial misgivings. Just be warned that it is not a place for paella, romantic dinners for two, or business meetings requiring intense discussions. It's a place to kick back with friends or make new ones in a noisy, energetic, urbane environment.
Pepin, on the other hand, serves full entrees, including paella, with a flamenco show. It's a somewhat touristy rendition of Spanish food and culture -- a reasonably good one, although not always entirely authentic as specified in the Jester's comments.
Havana Cafe, as its name implies, is primarily a Cuban restaurant, but it has added many Spanish dishes to its menu, along with a few Puerto Rican ones.