- Gambas al Ajillo (grilled shrimp)
- Maíz Asado con Alioli y Queso Cotija (grilled corn with aioli and cheese)
- Patatas Bravas (potatoes with alioli and spicy tomato sauce)
- Coliflor a la Plancha (basically just grilled cauliflower, but crunchy and superbly seasoned
- Tortilla Espanola (egg, potato and onion omelet with aioli—my boyfriend swears this dish executed well is a sign of a good tapas place)
- Escalivada Catalana (roasted eggplant, onions, peppers, and tomatoes with sherry vinegar
- Mussels with chorizo (enough said)
- Pan con Tomate (toasted bread rubbed with tomato, garlic, Spanish olive oil and sea salt
- Churros with dark chocolate dipping sauce (yes we apparently still had room for dessert)
Everything was incredibly tasty. Except the eggplant which we ordered for my sister, who’s a vegetarian, and I think really wanted to like the last mushy dish but couldn’t.
But the two standouts were the shrimp and the corn. The shrimp came in a creamy saffron sauce. I wanted to drink that sauce. I think I took half of it as my own and probably dipped about a quarter of a loaf of ciabatta in the remainder when all the shrimp was gone. And the corn is apparently a house specialty. It was served on the cob with a little char. Drenched in an aioli and then sprinkled with peppers and cheese. Aioli and cheese on corn? Um, yes please. I squeezed a wedge of lime on mine to help cut the richness and didn’t even care that I was licking my fingers in public. I washed the whole meal down with a glass of sparkling rose….utter ambrosia.
The space itself was dimly lit, with chalkboard menus, walls of wine and a fun, good looking crowd. It was fairly affordable, and I begged my sister and her husband to make it part of their regular rotation so I can sleep at night knowing that saffron sauce isn’t going to waste.