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Barca 18, quick report

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Barca 18, quick report

JOna | Mar 17, 2006 09:07 PM

For a restaurant backed by a restaurent group and a three star chef, I was totaly underwhelmed. I stopped in for some tapas and a drink. The staff sat us at one on the large communal tables. I thought that was very cool. When they handed us a massive thick menu, I got really excited...I thought to myself I would find a long list of delicous little plates. To my surprise inside the menu lay a short list of basic tapas, nothing to exciting, nothing to interesting. The prices were pretty high for the concept of tapas, the portions were large too. It seemed like a large app menu, not tapas. They also had all these silly pictures in the menu where there should have been more selections

We choose the fried calamari($10) and the charcutiere($13). The calamari was cooked perfectly and seasoned well, the romensco was tasty but the way they cut the calamari made it impossible to dip and they serve in a ramekin, how boring. The portion was large but not huge. The charcutiere plate was so tired, young basic manchego, two thin slices. The dry chorizo that you find at any market, two slices of tasty serano ham and two pieces of bread rubbed with tomato.

I was really hoping to find a great tapas joint by an inspired chef and instead found a silly restaurant with no real direction. I just want to tell my fellow hounds that.

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