“Gasolina is a breakfast-and-lunch-only place, except for some special nights, when you can sign up for three-course paella dinners. Do this.” —Amy Scattergood Illustration by Rachel Sender
Rachel Tepper Paley explores the journey of Audi WEL fellow Sandra Cordero, from her formative summers in Spain to a globetrotting modeling career to achieving her lifelong dream of owning her own restaurant.
2018 BEST OF LA FOOD & DRINK Gasolina Cafe BEST SPANISH FOOD
"A breakfast destination for anyone heading north on the 101." —Farley Elliott
“It might be worth stopping by just for the patatas bravas — perfectly crunchy, meltingly fluffy inside, and painted with a lovely frieze of aioli and smoky chile sauce, like home fries from heaven.” —Jonathan Gold
“There’s also some of the best cappuccino in town, without the fuss and bother.” —Merrill Shindler
“The cafe is a crossway of the cool and carefree culture of motorsport along with the welcoming and vibrant nature of Spanish cuisine.” —Ally Romano
“By importing cured meats and cheeses from Spain, […] the tastiest and freshest local produce, Cordero skillfully blends the flavors of the west coast with those of the Iberian Penninsula.” —Joy Hui Lin