In a renovated warehouse in LA’s Fashion District, Dama is chef Antonia Lofaso’s homage to her Puerto Rican heritage. The dining room and breezy patio have an Old-World Cuban feel; the dishes match the restaurant’s tropical vibe, pulling flavors from all over Latin America. The cocktail program is strong, with a healthy array of libations that keep the blender busy behind the bar, while Taylor Grant’s wine list leans heavily into Spain, with intriguing, new-wave bottles like Comando G La Bruja de Rozas, a peppery garnacha from outside of Madrid, or Las Viñas de Eusebio, from a Frenchman, Olivier Rivière, working in Rioja. Also check out the selection from Mexico, where Grant runs TreSomm, a wine project with two sommelier friends.

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This review appears in the print edtion of the December 2018 issue.
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