Our waitress was friendly and explained how to order. We had pre dinner drinks; sangria for me and a beer for Steve. The sangria was very good and far too easy to drink! I hadn't had breakfast or lunch bar a big slice of chocolate birthday cake so was super hungry and we ordered over and above what she recommended. The downside was we would pay the price by feeling far too full and it would have been nice if she'd have told us we'd over ordered.
Anyway back to the food...
Other tapas we had were spiced chicken escabeche tapa on crisp crouton was a chicken, mayonnaise, coleslaw delight with a real sharp tang to it and was very tasty. The croqueta; fried silky croquette flavoured with jamon and egg were a delight. Light crispy crumb and a very nice cheesy ham filling. Like an exceptionally good Findus crispy pancake!
We also had the roast lamb cutlet encased in a Catalan pork and paprika paté. I enjoyed this and found the meat juicy. The pork and paprika paté was tasty and it was topped with a vivid green dollop of salsa verde which cut through the fatty smokiness of the pork and lamb.
We also had some portabello mushrooms done in oloroso sherry, a braised rabbit leg in white wine and onions and lamb breast slow roasted in a Pyrenees tomato sauce. There was a long wait between the mushrooms and the rabbit and then an even longer wait between rabbit and lamb. By the time we'd had the rabbit we were actually really full and if we could have skipped the lamb we would.
Although the portions aren't huge, each dish is a massive flavour hit. Everything is delicious and the strength and intensity of the flavous really whack you around the mouth and all over your face! Therefore too many courses are just too much and cause the whole meal to feel imbalanced. A salad or something more subtle would have lightened the load. Each dish on its own cannot be faulted but I think we over ordered and chose items that were very intense so when you have them course after course it becomes hard work.
We'd definitely return because everything was undoubtedly super tasty but we're wiser as to how to order so next time it will be perfect!