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July 21, 2005
The bar offers a HUGE range of drinks and a nice little sampling of wines and beers by the glass. The service was perfect the night we went, despite all the servers being full of tables. The tapas are of all kinds, but each is tasty and perfectly sized for sharing a few bites with your companions.
I'll be going back for sure, despite the other nearby options.
From journal Emeryville for Business
by Tana B.
Santa Cruz, California
March 11, 2005
From journal Berkeley Visits
April 21, 2002
The dining experience consists of ordering one or more "tapas" to share. Tapas are best descibed as appetizers. You can also order "bocadillos," which are very tiny sandwiches--two to three bites finishes it off.
The ambience of the restaurant is created mostly with lighting and music. Soft lighting reflects off a wall opposite a long bar onto a single picture. The floor is concrete, and the kitchen is in full view of the dining area, which consists of a long trestle table surrounded by numerous small wooden tables. The Spanish music creates a relaxing dining experience where diners can chat about the day and compare notes on the relative tastiness of the tapas ordered. And tasty they are.
We were seated at a small table by the window that had a tiny bowl of olives to savor while we made our selections. Our daughter knew immediately that one of our selections should be the cheese fries, which turned out to be a huge mound of wafer-thin fries topped with cheese. Request the aioli dressing (as she did) with this one if you order it. The dressing is mayonnaise-based with just a hint of garlic. We also selected piquillo peppers and queso fresco, which were fried peppers served with delectable fresh Spanish cheeses, a swordfish dish, a salmon dish, and a tapa consisting of fried potatoes with herbs and sea salt during the course of our two-and-a-half-hour long dining experience. Each was a thrill to the taste buds, as was the jamon serrano bocadillo we ordered.
While this isn't a restaurant to visit if you're ravenous and want to devour a lot of food in a short amount of time, it proved to be a pleasant, relaxing dining experience to cap off our day of exploration.
From journal San Francisco Revisited