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Modesto Restaurant Review: Modesto’s use of authentic ingredients --- Serrano ham, manchego cheese, Arbequina olive oil --- and preparation styles from across Spain have established its reputation as a food-lovers’ destination. While there are only a few entrées, including paella, the emphasis is on tapas. Servers understand the menu and they’ve mastered the pace of cyclical ordering and serving to ensure tapas-style dining is fun. An all-night happy hour menu with prices from a quarter (for, say, a slice of chorizo) to a buck (for a Cabrales-stuffed date wrapped in bacon) makes Tuesday a popular night at the bar. The all-Spanish wine list offers interesting possibilities, as do the creatively conceived cocktails; mild sangría (which is to say, it won't knock your socks off) is available by the glass or pitcher.