Hmm--not sure why nobody answered earlier post. Is it because I'm a new poster to the board? Anyway, two ideas I've had are La Serenata de Garibaldi in Santa Monica which is mediocre food but great margaritas and Primitivo which had pleasant enough tapas and wine but was noisy, crowded and kinda young (we are mostly in our 50s). Would love some medium priced suggestions in the area. Don't mind traveling a bit either. We did dim sum last year, by the way, so wanted something different.