Further down in the Peninsula, Spanish and Latin tapas places have been pretty successful with their authenticity and modernization of tapas. Cascal's in Mountain View is a fun place to eat, especially when it's warm sunny day to eat outside. A couple years ago, I tried a new tapas place in Palo Alto, Joya. Now, a couple years later I went back to try it again.
It's still a fun, vibrant restaurant. It's a great place to dine with a group and enjoy some drinks. When I first went a couple years ago, I was really impressed with their Sangrias. This time around, we enjoyed their wine list - a great selection. As for the food, it's still enjoyable. It doesn't come close to Bocadillos for me, but it's still a fun tapas place to enjoy a meal of food and wine pairing.
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