202 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
A Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand recipient, the Spanish-fueled Loquita easily earns the distinction. The bright, open dining room feels much larger than its relatively small capacity suggests and is awash in colorful tiles and bold wood accents. The welcoming bar is a favorite of patrons who love partaking in Loquita's signature cocktails, including hyper-creative takes on the classic gin and tonic. The tapas, however, are the real star of the show with a dizzying variety of options, including yellowtail, charred asparagus, prawns, and Mediterranean branzino.