Foodie Favorites: La Diosa Cellars
When traveling the world, it’s impossible to leave without a taste–both literally and figuratively–of each respective culture. Through her travels in Spain, Sylvia McPherson has brought all the best flavors her expeditions have to offer and serves them up at local wine bistro, La Diosa Cellars.
Nestled in the heart of the Depot Entertainment District, La Diosa is equal parts earthy and elegant and, incidentally, it’s the exact reason it was one of the first Lubbock places I fell in love with. Here you can find just about anything from an impressive wine list to imported cheeses to jazz music, and this month, I’m sharing just a few of my favorite things about this local hot spot.
Signature Sangria Pitchers
Mention La Diosa to any local and nine times out of ten they’ll ask you, “Have you tried the sangria?” And it truly is a can’t-miss. La Diosa serves it by the pitcher, and it pairs perfectly with just about anything on the menu.
The Tapas Menu
Originating in Spain, tapas are flavorful “light bites” that are perfect for sampling and sharing. Regardless of what you order, you won’t find anything else like it in town. On my last visit, our server recommended the Alfredo Jose – four tender New Zealand lamb pops that were as delicious as they looked, dressed in a decadent, savory and sweet Moroccan carrot sauce, accompanied with pickled onion. Pair with: McPherson’s La Herencia
In addition to the lamb pops, we also ordered a few stand-bys that never disappoint. One of my personal favorites is the Albondigas de Madrid. La Diosa’s signature meatballs are blended with freshly diced red onion, garlic and jalapeno smothered in their house Marsala wine sauce. You also can’t leave without sampling the the Besitos y Jalapenos. While stuffed jalapeno peppers are a long-standing barbecue and tailgate tradition, La Diosa takes this casual classic to the next level, stuffing fired-roasted peppers with succulent shrimp and topping them with a combination of cheeses, bacon bits and broiling them to perfection. Pair both with: Sangria
Two things can take a good date night from good to great–atmosphere, live music and an enticing dessert menu. At La Diosa, you’ll find all three. Stop by on the weekends and catch great local music in a variety of genres from artists like The Alma Quartet, Jerry Serrano and Jenni Dale Lord. Order up a slice of coconut cake or hot bread pudding and enjoy.
If you’re looking to add a little international flavor to your week, pop by the Depot Entertainment District and into La Diosa for a taste of Spain! Have a La Diosa favorite? Share it with us using #LiveLoveLubbock, and as always, happy dining!
Feature image via Facebook | La Diosa Cellars
- Fast Facts
- Location: 901 17th St.
- Hours: Tuesday – Thursday: noon – 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday: noon – midnight, First Sunday Jazz Brunch: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Website: www.ladiosacellars.com
- Phone: 806.744.3600