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Three Drunken Goats

2256 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020


  • Sun 12pm-9pm, Mon-Fri 5pm-10pm, Tue-Fri 12pm-2:30pm, Sat 12pm-10pm
  • $$
  • Catering, Family Style, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Three Drunken Goats is an enormous dark-wood dining room in a former wine store on the Smalltown U.S.A. main drag of Montrose: open kitchen, racks of wine bottles and ESPN on a flat-screen TV. The restaurant is named for the common translation of the Spanish cheese cabra al vino, a goat cheese marinated in lees-fortified wine. Of course, cabra al vino is one of the cheeses on the restaurant's all-Spanish list, which goes with the all-Spanish menu and the all-Spanish wine list: dozens of Priorats and Jumillas, Riojas and cavas available by the taste, the glass and the bottle. Coins of Spanish chorizo find their way into a truly delicious plate of grilled octopus, as well as in a predictably soupy shellfish paella. A cazuela-full of stewed judias beans supports disks of Spanish blood sausage and pillowy-soft chunks of braised pork belly. There are roasted piquillo peppers stuffed with Basque cheese, the inevitable bacon-wrapped dates and grilled lamb chops with mint. The small plates, mostly priced from $5 to $15, can add up to a substantial check if you're not careful. But there's caution, and then there are freshly fried churros served with a demitasse of melted bitter chocolate.

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