A friend and I went to Las Ramblas last night for the first time and most definitely not the last. i had seen some very positive reviews on here, and was definitely impressed.
We got there around 7 last night and were seated in one of the window tables which was perfect since they had opened up the front of the restaurant-- nice to be able to eat outside-ish in November! We ordered the sparkling strawberry sangria which was very good, but could have been stronger.
For tapas we went with the marinated olives, the scallops special served with tomato and ham, the shrimp in garlic and wine sauce, and the portabello mushroom special in a balsamic reduction. Everything was delicious. the scallops were tender, the shrimp wasn't overpowered by the garlic, and the mushrooms were phenomenal (I may be biased on that being a balsamic vinegar lover).
We ordered an orange creme brulee type dessert which was the only thing that didn't stun, but was still respectable. The staff was very friendly and accomodating, refilling our glasses before we knew we needed a refill, offering us more bread, and staying on top of our plates (since room at the small tables was at a premium). When there was a 'computer mix up' with our dessert and it was delayed, they brought us two free glasses of an after dinner wine, whose name I can't remember but had a honey taste to it.
I'm looking forward to going back.
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