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finally, good tapas

JackS | Apr 2, 2002 06:53 PM

After visiting Sevilla last year, I sought out good tapas in NYC, but after being disappointed at Rio Mar, Helena's, and Enya (I don't know how to make the wavy line over the n), I finally got close at Tinto, in Brooklyn Heights, on Henry Street up in the fruit streets (Pineapple, I think). Just goes to show ya, Manhattan ain't all that.

I believe that Tinto has been written up here before, but I just wanted to give an update. The best thing I had was a special consisting of prawns wrapped in bacon, with some melted goat cheese in there, too. Quite the dish for a wayward Jew like me to eat on Passover, but hey . . . well worth whatever punishment it might incur. Yum! In addition, the sangria was the best I've had so far in NYC and there was a potato tapa with garlic sauce that was nice. The octopus - my personal favorite for tapas generally - didn't blow me away, however, and the bread they had was a bit hard for my tastes. But the good definitely outweighed the bad at this meal.

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