Since evening was cool, we ate inside instead of at an outdoor table. Despite distractions of the TVs and constant bar noise, the overall feeling was chic, trendy, somewhere to see and be seen. After exercising patience with our often-AWOL server, we settled on: empanadas, black sausages, roasted asparagus spears, and garlic shrimp. While eating, we felt crowded, in the way. Tables were close together. Our table was small. So were the portions. It seemed that tapas weren’t meant as a real meal but as hors d’oeuvres for sharing over drinks. Having learned that lesson, the collisions of tastes and textures were fairly fun for our palates. All told, we genuinely liked our foray into Spanish fare here. But service was slow and the bang for the buck wasn’t the best.
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