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2013-06-28 183 views
Dear all,I'm going to write a brief review on this Spanish restaurant at Central Park, located at the busy Tribeca Park.The place is well laid out, pretty spacious. The dining area is divided into two main areas, the first is inside, equipped with a bar and a number of tables. The second is just the opposite, alfresco style dining, facing the park, with more tables. Both are open air. We chose the second. I personally disliked the surrounding. With no option of air conditioning both areas, the p
I'm going to write a brief review on this Spanish restaurant at Central Park, located at the busy Tribeca Park.
The place is well laid out, pretty spacious. The dining area is divided into two main areas, the first is inside, equipped with a bar and a number of tables. The second is just the opposite, alfresco style dining, facing the park, with more tables. Both are open air. We chose the second. I personally disliked the surrounding. With no option of air conditioning both areas, the place might get warm and if you're the kind of person who easily sweats, then you might enjoy it less. Not only it was hot, the music in the background did not help either. We were there for Spanish dining, not for Saturday late night clubbing experience. Hint: If you want to start a restaurant, try to relate as much as possible with the theme of your restaurant. How hard is it to understand that simple concept, really? Luckily, the service from the staff was satisfactory. Yes, satisfactory. Not good. They need to be more informed about their products. But their level of hospitality deserves some good words though.
Now about the food. So it was our first time trying Spanish, we did not know what to expect, taste wise. We have tried Mexican before, and that's the closest to Spanish as we ever got.
We ordered 3 items. One main course and a couple tapas (= appetizers). For starters, we were first served Potato Brasas. It is basically French fries with sauce over it. We thought it was good for our first bite on Spanish. It reminded me of that French fries of Carl's Jr. It was hot when it was served, a bit crispy on the outside and it just melted in your mouth after a few chews. The sauce was a fair mix of sweet and sour. Party in your mouth! 4 out of 5 stars. Price: IDR35000++
The second tapas was Tortilla Potato Omelette. This has Mexican written all over it, but did not taste like one at all. We couldn't even feel the tortilla. It was not special in any case. It's just like your everyday omelette with filling style that you could easily prepare at home. It comes with seasoned potato chips and a small plate of mayo. 2 out of 5 stars. Price: IDR45,000++ For the main course, we chose Seafood Paella. I can't remember the actual Spanish name. It comes in two sizes, and we went for the smaller one (35 cm in diameter if I remember it correctly). The portion of the smaller one is still very generous. It could be served for 4 persons. Paella itself is a kind of stir-fried rice, yellow-ish with the taste of various spices. It comes with shrimp, clams, and squid as the main topping. This was what we had been curious with. And we were not disappointed. It was not great, it fulfilled our curiousity just fine. With that big portion of rice, they need to be more generous with the topping. Halfway through, we started having the rice without the seafood. The rice texture was okay, it was not mushy. 3 out of 5 stars. Price: around IDR150,000++ In conclusion, this place is worth a visit. Especially if you're a food hunter, and put Spanish food on your list. It can give you a good idea of what Spanish food tastes like. As the title of this post suggests, the food has been commercialised, as in adjusted for Indonesians' preferences. But that should not prevent you from trying.