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“Best Spanish I have ever eaten”
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Ranked #24 of 4,388 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $100
Cuisines: Spanish, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Between 2nd & 3rd
Transit: Septa 21, 42
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Spanish I have ever eaten”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

I love Spanish tapas and this is the best. Don't miss the patatas bravas, flat breads, clams with chorizo, .... Reservations take 2 weeks for a Saturday night and is pretty expensive, but its worth it.

  • Visited February 2014
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Chestertown, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
606 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
“Little Bits of Spain”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

We ate here before leaving early for Key West the next a.m. So we had an early reservation. The first impression is that you just walked into a trendy tapas house in Madrid. It's further stamped on you that it really is an Americanized version of a Spanish tapas house as you look at the menu.

We had a very serviceable Vinho Verde... and then... Albondigas, Pulpo a la Gallega, Alcachofas a la parmesana, Croquetas de Bacaloa and Datiles Con Almendres. It's the best octopus (pulpo) I've ever had... and the salt cod croquettes were fabulous.

The service is crisp yet casual. The atmosphere is pure Spanish.

As with any small plate operation... you can run up quite a tab by relying on your hunger meter to stop you. The brilliance of the small plate style of dining is that you get really high value dishes at a fraction of the price.

This will be our new go to place when we're flying out of PHL.

  • Visited January 2014
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Lexington, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“A wonderful time sharing great food”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Had a great dinner here by ordering a la carte. The menu is extensive, offering something for everyone. If you are a bit more adventurous this is a great way to try some new things, expertly prepared. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and its preparation and helped us navigate around some tricky food allergies. We got 9 dishes for 3 people and it was more than enough. The sangria was a great accompaniment but a bit on the sweet side. Sharing the plates and trying new things made for a fun night.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank MCA523
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Sheffield
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Tasty Spanish Tapas”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Low lighting, intimate, candle lit bar area serving very tasty tapas. Food is brought to you when ready and can be a wait but its worth it.

Visited December 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
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“Absolutely fabulous and authentic Spanish food.”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Very very good Spanish food. My friend has lived in Barcelona and was amazed at the authenticity of the ingredients and cooking techniques. Quite expensive, but really exceptional meal. Get the pork shoulder Iberico – one of the best things I have ever eaten.

  • Visited January 2014
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