Thursday, 28 June 2018

Las Tapas

On pulling back the curtain and entering Las Tapas’ front door, you’d be forgiven for thinking you had stumbled across a transporter and had found yourself in Spain. With its blackboard scrawled menus, festive music and flowing sangria - the venue is often packed to the brim, whilst still managing to have an intimate, rather than crowded, vibe.

The food is nothing less than authentic, with menu items such as Catalan bread and patatas bravas. 

If your not turned off by the idea of breathing copious amounts of garlic on your companion/s later in the evening (or happy to brush your teeth for an hour) the garlic prawns are a must - coming out on a sizzling in a warm bed of buttery garlic, you’d be forgiven for wanting to pick up the bowl the end of the dish to lick the sauce. 

However, make sure to make room for desert - for all those Crema Catalana fans who live for the unusually satisfying crack, this is the desert for you.

A slice of Spain without the 18 hour travel - Los Tapas is a must if you’re in St Kilda and in the mood for some sangria and tapas. Although, as it takes reservations - to avoid dirty dishcloths and dirty glasses being stored on the table in front of you as you eat, try to wrangle a seat at a table and not the bar.

Food: 3.5/5
Venue: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Total: 9.5/15
Verdict: Like - get around to trying it at some point

Las Tapas Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato