About Loquita


Loquita serves authentic Spanish food including hot and cold tapas, wood-fired grilled seafood and meats, and seasonal paella. The Mediterranean climate and terroir of Santa Barbara County mirror that of Spain, making the translation of locally sourced produce, meats and seafood an ideal match. The wine list is comprised almost entirely of Spanish wines with exceptional local wines that pair well with the cuisine. Loquita’s cocktail list showcases Spanish vermouths, farmers’ market Sangria, hand-crafted cocktails and a rotating selection of Spain’s king of cocktails, the Gin-and-Tonic. Down the hallway is Poquita, where guests will find tapas, bocadillos & pintxos served cocktail style, as well as Gin & Tonics on tap and an interactive Gin Cocktail infusion bar. Accolades include USA Today’s 10 Best New Restaurants for 2017.

Chef Peter Lee


Peter Seung Lee learned his way around a kitchen at an early age. Like many Korean families, much of his home life was centered on the pride and tradition that came with preparing food of his rich heritage. That’s where he discovered his love for food. He attended the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, California and received his associate degree from Le Cordon Bleu in 2008. His illustrious resume includes Sous Chef positions at El Dorado Kitchen in Sonoma and the acclaimed Gusto in Los Angeles.  In the summer of 2015, he began his biggest adventure when he was selected among many hopeful candidates to work at the award-winning Jöel Robuchon in Las Vegas. Here, Peter learned discipline and creativity, producing menus from local produce and specialty purveyors while working under the enormous pressures and scrutinization that comes from a Michelin-starred restaurant and a celebrity chef. At Loquita, Peter’s cooking is a departure from his gastronomic heritage and professional background yet he is confident and intensely passionate about Spanish food. He is inspired to design a menu that honors Santa Barbara’s early beginnings and culture.

For more information or reservations, visit loquitasb.com

202 State Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101 | 805-880-3380
Sunday – Thursday 5pm to 9pm | Friday & Saturday 5pm to 10pm

Follow Loquita | @loquitasb