We’re still waiting for Joe Miller’s take on paella planned next to Bar Pintxo. In the meantime, Eater introduces us to Little Spain, a new stand at The Original Farmers Market. Opened last Wednesday by Alejandro Pages, a surfer and devotee of the cuisine of his native España, Little Spain is about the classics straight-up. The owner even complains that not one of these gilipollas does Spanish cooking right in L.A., with no apologies offered to anything stretching from Pintxo to La Paella to San Pedro’s Rincon Espanol and Chico’s Centro Basco. What’s he cooking here that makes him so proud?
Pages offers simple preps of albondigas, grilled montadito sandwiches, papas bravas, tortilla Española, cured meats, Iberian cheese, and paella, among his authentic menu of tapas and traditional cuisine. The small space also offers desserts and has an adjacent market with Iberico and Serrano hams and Spanish ingredients. Until the restaurant gets its papers straight, guests are encouraged to bring their own wine, whether by bota or bottle.
Little Spain, 6333 West Third St. Fairfax Farmer’s Market .