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300 Kent Road, New Milford, CT
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Ranked #5 of 69 Restaurants in New Milford
Wed 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Continental
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
New Milford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This little cozy restaurant surprises with fantastic meals, cooked by Chef and Owner Carl. M. himself. The atmosphere is warm and comfy, you will feel at home at your first visit! Let's not forget the great local bands that play on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays....close-up and personal.

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New Milford, Connecticut, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Been going there almost 5 years now. Wonderful people, great food and excellent live music. Best place in town!

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E Hampton
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The food was good and the entertainment was fabulous. I had the Chiopino, which was tasty. My companion wanted the Spanish meatballs but for an entree not a starter. They were kind enough to make him the entree he requested and the meatballs were wonderful. The wine list was good and the Bordeaux delicious. After dinner we stayed for the... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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140 reviews 140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

First of all great service, very accommodating plus they made sure we didn't order too much as the Tapas servings are more generous than other similar restaurants. We had a wide variety of dishes but the one I liked the most were the bacon wrapped dates, very unusual flavour but delicious. The Chicken Noodle soup was also great, would go... More 

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New Milford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

have eaten there many time always good food and service menu is getting old and need to be changed with seasons otherwise wonderful place

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Mystic, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We were from out of town, driving around, saw this place and stopped to eat. It was a good decision. The owner/chef does a great job with tapas (the "Gypsy" something special was really good) -- honestly better than anything we had in Spain. We had the Cubano burger and Layered Eggplant entrees - both carefully prepared, tasty and attractively... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I've eaten there several times and it's always very good, sometimes more than that. Dishes range from unpretentious (fish and chips, burgers) to really imaginative (salmon with crab, chicken and chorizo). The very best, however, is their Paella - I've never had better, even in Spain. They make it for any number over two people at $26 each and it... More 

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kent, ct
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Inititally I was annoyed that my reservation was moved to the bar area due to a special event going on in the dinning room. Very soon I realized that the bar area is less formal and more friendly and the staff (wife) is excellent hostess/waitress. The food we ordered was really really good, from the salad to the entree. The... More 

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Patterson, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Wonderful time, wonderful people, great fun and drinks... thanks for the fun on March 1st, 2013... ..Elizabeth Northam Obstgarten and her Band were such great Fun ! Louis Civitano... find me on Facebook !!! :)

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New York, NY
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208 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We prefer their entrees to the tapis selections which are somewhat limited. The paella is filled with fresh seafood. It will be prepared for one person despite the notice on the menu that it is to ordered by two people. The wait staff are very attentive. It takes awhile for the food to arrive, but everything is made to order.... More 

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Address: 300 Kent Road, New Milford, CT
Phone Number: 860.355.4466
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Milford
Open Hours:
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Continental

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