A friend, who has eaten here on several occasions, recommended Tasca Brava for dinner. We were surprising a friend for his 50th and had a group of 15. I must say, I was a little nervous with the mixed reviews here on Trip Advisor. I would describe as a loving and grandmotherly cross between Gordon Ramsay and the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld. Now that I have had the pleasure of dining there, I can see how all of them are true to some degree... both good and bad.
Personally I feel that probably the bad experiences are due to something typical restauranteurs are not used too. Sadly, we have been programmed to sit down, order, eat and leave.... all within 30 mins. If you're planning on getting there sitting down quick service getting out in an hours time don't even think about showing up. But if you want to dine at a place where the whole evening is an adventurous event... then this is the place for you.
This would probably be the most authentic European restaurant I've ever been too....I personally loved every minute of it. To be honest, I couldn't tell you what exactly we ordered or ate... but all of it was out of this world. Of course there were things I liked better than others, but overall it was different. Juan (The owner, chef, waiter and busboy) made sure that every tapas, appetizer, evening specials and menu regulars were described and explained beyond ad nauseum. Yes, it was all over the top, but we took it as being part of the experience... or "show". Of course every thing he cooked was made from scratch and of course... "the best in the world". Honestly, I could have cared less if the potatoes or anything he talked about was shipped over from Spain, purchased from Food Lion or dug up in the back yard, but Juan "spun" each dish better than a slick Jones Street Politician. The sangria was incredible and we look forward to going back soon.
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