The sophisticated and the casual collide and comingle at El Asador. Visually arresting entrees look like they're vying for magazine-cover status, with __ daubs of sauce, delicately balanced skewers, and meticulously arranged garnish coming together as mini-monuments. But beyond the plates' smooth white border of ceramic, things are decidedly more loose. Groups laugh, sports fans cheer at the bar, and regulars chat with servers they consider friends. Bartenders, meanwhile, chop and muddle house-made sangria, while chefs artfully spice and simmer the signature paella Valenciana. Daily and holiday specials keep the menu in a constant state of evolution, while stalwart offerings such as burgers, onion rings, seafood, and Porterhouse pork chops provide constant variety.