I am a local here in Kingston and I do not have enough good things to say about this restaurant!
Company: 2 females (mid 20s) and a baby
Occasion: Birthday dinner
Food: I won't get the exact names right but the tapas consisted of:
Mushrooms and toasted baguette- this dish was so flavourful and delicious! I definitely recommend this one. The only thing I would've changed is a couple more pieces of baguette because it pairs so well with the mushrooms and you get a plentiful amount of mushrooms. I didn't ask about getting more though...
Meatballs: Sadly, I barely had a chance to eat these as my son gobbled them right up! Of what I did taste, their were excellent! They were covered in a fresh tomato sauce and also served with a pita like bread. The whole plate was delicious! I have no way to improve the dish.
Calamari: The calamari tasted as expected but the garlic aioli type sauce was the real kicker. Delicious, flavourful and really, my friend and I could not get enough.
Poutine: Seemingly hand cut fries, large curds of cheese, tender meat all smothered in a deliciously peppery, rich gravy. This dish was undoubtedly my favourite!
Dessert: My friend had the creme brûlée and said it was delicious. I had these dessert type fries with chocolate sauce. I am still dreaming of that dessert!! The "fries" had a cinnamon taste with a crunch. Mmmm - so good!!!
As for other evaluations:
Service: Amazing. Our server always approached our table with a smile. She was prompt and friendly and knew the menu inside and out and was happy to answer our questions and offer recommendations. She even brought a glass of water for my son with a straw without me even having to ask. There was also a man, who I assume was the owner who was very friendly and engaging with my son. When I called the restaurant ahead of time to check if they had high chairs and they said they only had one, I thought they might be a little disappointed my little one was ruining the "chic" atmosphere. When I arrived, that was not the case at all!!! They were very friendly and welcoming to both my son and I.
Atmosphere: I love it. I haven't been to Spain so I can't speak for the Spanish vibe but the restaurant reminded me of a chic restaurant along the coast of Italy. The lighting is perfect, the tables are solid, seating is comfortable and the exposed limestone all really give the restaurant an awesome vibe. They also have a chalk board up with all of the various local food and wine producers they utilize. I loved this because it was so nice to see my food came from local farms.
I can't speak for the wine though as I'm pregnant - but I'm sure it would be great. This restaurant would not disappoint.
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