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Jun 9, 2013 01:40 AM

Taberna Arros y Vi in SM Opens Wednesday

Walked by Michael Cardenas's Spanish paella/tapas resto Taberna Arros y Vi this evening in Santa Monica. Interiors looked basically done. Some staff was inside and the door was open. The wife asked when they start service, and they said on Wednesday!

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    1. Thank you - looking forward to it!

          1. re: inbadfaith

            Nice, was that the Paella de Verduras? The prices on the menu seem very reasonable. How large was that portion? Was there any socarrat crust on the bottom of the pan?

            I see happy hour times listed on their website. Any idea what the happy hour entails?

            1. re: PeterCC

              It was the paella Valencia. It was tasty, the rice was just right, and the portion was about the size of a personal pan sized pizza. There was socarrat crust on the bottom, and there would have been more had we not ordered it as the kitchen was widing down!

              Not sure about their happy hour, but I assume there will be smaller portions of their regular tapas? Hopefully that includes the pigears too! (The normal size is a VERY generous portion).

              When you go, don't forget to try the acorn fed piggies! Always my favourite.

              1. re: inbadfaith

                I love pig ears. Noticed that on the menu right away.

                Which dishes have the acorn-fed piggies? I see jamon serrano, but no jamon iberico de bellota. Are the coppa or lomo from acorn-fed pigs? (This is based on the menu on Eater; maybe it's been updated or there's a specials menu?)