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“Excellent food, service and athmosphere”
Review of Casa Asturiana

Casa Asturiana
Ranked #498 of 6,144 Restaurants in Sydney
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Reviewed July 31, 2011

We went here on recommendation and weren't dissapointed. The food was great and the service even better with very switched on waiters. The vegetarian food was really good and my partner loved the meat dishes. We both enjoyed the sangria. Perfect evening!

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Reviewed May 13, 2009

Our tip for this restaurant is to take a seat at the bar rather than ask for a table. At the bar you get the same food and drinks, great service and an atmosphere more relaxed and in touch with an evening of tapas. It's also good entertainment watching the busy kitchen and bar staff doing their thing.

The tapas dishes here are really very good for the price, mostly $8 - $12 per dish. We recommend you start with 2 per person and add more if you are still hungry. The dishes will arrive in about 5 minutes so there's no need to be too particular about planning your whole meal at the start.

Some of our favourites include the chorizo sausage in cider, the chicken livers, any of the prawn dishes, and the russian-style potato salad. The Spanish bread comes smothered in 'hot' tomato paste - very filling so leave it alone until you've enjoyed all the tasty bits.

For drinks the sangria is the obvious choice - red wine, fruit juice, pieces of fruit and ice. A half-litre carafe is a good start for 2 people. It is not very alcoholic. Like the food, the sangria is quite good for a modest price.

Overall we recommend Casa Asturiana for a reasonably quick and casual meal in a fun Spanish atmosphere. You can also go for a full-on 3-course meal but we wouldn't really recommend it for a special occasion dinner.

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Reviewed April 21, 2009

This used to be a favourite when I lived in Sydney 10 years ago. While the food is still pretty good, it seems to cater mainly for tourists now and the waiting staff seem to be part-time students, rather than the Spanish owners, which detracts from the experience. Atmoshere in the back room where we were seated is lacking, although at about 9:30 pm there was very loud music and flamenco dancing in the front room, which could be atmospheric or give you indigestion!

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Reviewed December 29, 2008

We ran into this restaurant by accident and we are glad we did. The chorizo tapas were awesome. The sangria was very refreshing. The seafood and chicken paella was delicious. We went right after lunch time so not many people in the restaurant and the service we received was very good.

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Reviewed December 10, 2008

Appallingly bad!!!! This is one of the worst meals i have ever had!!
My boyfriend, who cannot cook, would serve up better 'food' than they did in this restaurant. I LOVE Tapas & have eaten in MANY Tapas bars all over the world & in Sydney. What we got was cheap food served up in small portions! A few cut up potatoes DROWNED in mayonnaise served in a small round dish does not constitute a Tapas selection! I was utterly disappointed and could NOT recommend this place to anyone, even people i dislike! (i have my pride when it comes to putting my name to a restaurant suggestion!)

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