My mother wanted to take us out to an eating establishment as part of our Xmas. None of my family had experienced Spanish Tapas, so I choose Si Tapas in uptown Dallas.
Our choice was aided by my mother wanting grilled lamb chops. We were at the restaurant at about 5:00pm. We started oureal with the Boquerones en Vonagre. The anchovies were clean & fresh - probably the best my fiancé have had at the many Tapas restaurants around the country.
We ordered the Chuletas de Cordero a la Parrilla for Mom. She received 4 small lamb chops (I ate one) & neither of us were disappointed. They were perfectly grilled!
We ordered a couple of the Sirloin steak in Cabrales sauce. It was rich and tastey! It paired well with the Setas al Ajillo- sautéed wild mushrooms in garlic sauce. The Patatas con Chorizo was equally good.We ordered the Gambas al Ajillo (Shrimp in Garlic) and found them quite good also.
My brother ordered the Paella Mixta for two. However, there was plenty for all of us to have a small plate.
Since we shared our small plates, we had plenty of room for desserts. My brother had the Pan Perdido - sautéed bread with caramelized apples & homemade vanilla ice-cream. He was quite pleased. My mom had the Strawberries w/ oranges & black pepper ice cream in a Grand Marnier sauce. It was by far the best dessert for my tastes. My fiancé & sister-in-law had the Catalan style cream brûlée w/ white chocolate shavings. It was well executed. I ordered the Pera Escalfada en Cava con Salsa de Passion con Chocolate. This was my only disappointment of the meal. The chef must have forgotten the Passionfruit because I received a cold pear with chocolate sauce with vanilla ice-cream on the side! Once I got a knife to cut up the pear, it wasn't too bad in the chocolate sauce but nothing spectacular - nothing like pictured on the website menu!
All and all, we had a wonderful Xmas dining experience sans Pera. We certainly will visit Si Tapas again on one of our future trips to Dallas.