One of five restaurant concepts by the Santa Barbara-based multi-concept operator, Loquita is the first to veer toward Spain with a menu developed by chef Peter Lee, a Jöel Robuchon alum, in collaboration with Perfecte Rocher. Rocher is originally from Spain and is chef and owner of the Seattle restaurant Tarsan I Jane.
On the menu at Loquita are hot and cold tapas, seafood and meats cooked over a wood fire and three types of paella. The wine list is almost entirely from Spain, with the exception of some local wines that pair well with the cuisine.
Acme is also parent to The Lark, Lucky Penny, Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant and Helena Avenue Bakery, as well as the Notary Public wine company and Santa Barbara Wine Collective.
Here’s a look at the new Loquita.