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Delicious Spree LA to Z...C is for Cobras and Matadors

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LAist is going on a delicious spree around LA from A to Z. This week we continue with...C is for Cobras and Matadors.

Cobras and Matadors isn't new - it opened up several years ago to much anticipation, and didn't let anyone down with their fairly authentic Spanish tapas, it seems. LAist had been to that space years before when, we think, it was still Boxer. *whoa* are we old? Cobras and Matadors even went on to spawn their little offspring, Cobra Lily and cloned itself with another Cobras and Matadors in Silverlake. That's how long we waited to finally try the place.

We could not believe that at 8 o'clock on Saturday, we were able to sit down without a reservation. Cobras and Matadors is a place that we have been told many times - it is tiny. High-demand. Difficult to get into. Sure, they have tables on the sidewalk out front that are first-come, first served, but even those go fast. Tonight, we had our choice of tables. Disbelief. One of our dining guests is from San Francisco and he just couldn't believe that we had even thought of going to any restaurant without a reservation. Oh well, that's the difference between LA and the Bay. We like to live on the edge down here.