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Manzanilla - Interesting Spanish food and wines

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Manzanilla - Interesting Spanish food and wines

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rrems | | Mar 29, 2013 02:48 PM

My partner and I and a friend tried dinner at Manzanilla last week and had a very enjoyable meal. The atmosphere is very pleasant, it's not too loud, and seating is comfortable.

We started with kale salad, oysters, and octopus. The octopus was served with a potato preparation that was one of the most delicious I've ever had (I'm not normally a big fan of potatoes). The kale salad had great flavors. Oysters were tasty but very small.

For mains, we had suckling pig, pork "presa", and strip steak. All were delicious, but the presa was the clear winner.

For dessert we shared the rice pudding and chocolate. Both were great.

I was expecting a wider variety of Spanish wines, but was very happy to see a favorite of mine, Manuel Manzaneque Finca Elez, which went really well with the food.

We happen to have ordered the most expensive main courses, so it seemed a bit pricey, but overall it is reasonable for the quality. We will be back to try more dishes.

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