Manchego, a longtime staple on Santa Monica’s Main Street, is now re-open in their new, larger space just three doors down from their old location and will be celebrating their Official Grand Re-Opening in early April.
The new Manchego retains it’s charm with intimate seating and candle lit tables in the main dining room, making it the perfect place to meet up with friends or take someone special for a romantic evening. The new location also boasts a private back patio, adding al fresco dining to the experience.
The restaurant is well known for their BYOB policies (which they still accommodate Monday to Thursday) and is now offering their own hand-selected wine list, consisting mostly of unique, small production Spanish wines as well as some South American and organic local wines. In addition to a robust wine list, Manchego features outstanding red and white sangrias, which are made in-house.
New Executive Chef Viviana Hernandez (previously of Bouchon, Blue Plate Oysterette, Messhall and 41 Ocean) has re-vamped the menu, featuring delicious Spanish tapas focused around Spanish cheeses (thus the name Manchego) and meats with a bit of a Mediterranean influence. Standout dishes include their kale salad with avocado, Manchego and citrus vinaigrette, crispy empanadas with braised lamb neck, goat cheese en pan tostado with honey, octopus (pulpo), house garlic tomato sauce, zucchini stuffed with goat cheese and pecans and their homemade chorizo and mushroom lasagna with Idiazabal cheese.
Manchego is now located at:
2518 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Telephone: (310) 450-3900
Manchego is open from 5:30 to 10:30 pm Sunday through Thursday, and 5:30 to 11:00 pm Friday and Saturday. Happy hour runs from 5:30 to 7:00 pm Monday to Thursday.
Media Contact: Kelley Coughlan, Melrose PR, kelley(at)melrosepr(dot)com, (310) 260-7901, www.melrosepr.com
posted by Cynthia Le