Offering a wide range of beverages and 'breakfast tapas', the menu can be a little daunting in terms of thinking what goes with what and how many dishes should we order. There are different sized plates costing $5, $9, $15 and $19. There are also some sweet dishes thrown in amongst the menu items too.
Don't worry about it or think too hard; just order what you fancy. We ended up ordering in two rounds and the couple next to us in three. The food comes out pretty quickly so just start with a few dishes and then add a few, throw in a drink or two and you'll come away pretty happy!
Our first order was for about 6 or so items. Actually we ordered two toasties, the one we got being the boquerones and the one that didn't materialise which was the jamon but we had enough to go on so didn't mind too much. The food was delicious so we ordered a second round of three dishes.
- Coal blistered tomatoes, sherry, herbs and manchego
- Chorizo with chilli powder
- Seasonal mushrooms and pickled celery
- Nomada bacon with potato sauce and mushroom powder
- Quail eggs with cumin salt
- Blue Eye croquetas with fennel emulsion
- Boquerones and Mahon toastie
- Jamon Serrano, cured yolk, fresh curd and pear
- Flinders saltgrass lamb on the coals, tomato, yoghurt, eggplant, garlic puree and chilli
We loved the bacon which were two thick cut bacon steaks and were quite mellow compared to the spicy chorizo so both pork but different. Yum! The quail eggs were creamy and rich. Loved the anchovies and Mahon cheese in a toastie; cheesy and umami and crispy and golden. Croquetas were plump and golden brown with a creamy tasty filling. Not one dish was a bad dish. There was oodles of respect for the ingredients and they came together like a symphony in spite of us just ordering haphazardly. Out of confusion came delight!
I also enjoyed the strawberry lemonade and the tea we had was also well made.
Whilst we initially found the service a little offhand, it improved and we were rewarded with friendly smiles by the end.
We have found a new neighbourhood favourite. Nomada, yesmada!