The food was very good, but the service - not so much. Barlata is half bar, half restaurant. The menu consists mainly of Spanish tapas. My daughter and I had 5 tapas plus two deserts. This was plenty of food. Our favorite tapa was the Potatas Bravas, fried potatoes with spicy tomato sauce and aioli. Also excellent were Fideua Negre (noodle paella, shrimp, squid, squid ink, aioli) and the oxtail in red wine sauce with mashed potatoes. A sub-section of the tapas are the Latas (hence the name Bar-Lata). Lata is the Spanish word for tin can and these dishes come in small sardine-can like dishes. We had the Lata Piquillo – Seafood stuffed piquillo peppers with pimento sauce. The wine list contains mostly Spanish wines and is very inclusive and has a number of varietals and blends that you seldom see.
But the Service was not up to snuff. We came early and were one of the very first tables seated. But the restaurant filled up very quickly and the service became very slow and very disorganized. I believe that there were actually only two servers with a number of expediters. We had to wait long spells to see our server and it was very difficult to get her attention. She was good, but I think things were getting mixed up in the kitchen. One of the dishes we ordered did not come, and one that we did not order did come. And we had to ask several times at where our dishes were. But, I would come back, hopefully at a less busy time, to give it another try.
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