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Spain Restaurant in Echo Park- horrible at best


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Spain Restaurant in Echo Park- horrible at best

HungryKat | Mar 29, 2007 03:50 PM

I've read some mixed reviews about this place and thought I'd give it a try for myself. My husband is from Spain and we've pretty much been to every Spanish themed places in town and this has got to be the worst.

Where do I begin? The tapas were barely passable at best and were such tiny portions for the price. We ordered mixed paella and what we got was poorly cooked yellow rice with sketchy quality meat and seafood. There was no hint of saffron, and the rice, mind you we were not expecting Bomba or Valenciana, but it was definitely not paella rice. If we could have drowned our disappointment in alcohol, that might have saved the evening but our pitcher of sangria was all ice and hardly any wine. I kid you not. When the waiter brought out the pitcher, we almost laughed because the thing was packed from bottom to top w/ ice. We begrudgingly finished it and when asked the waiter, very nicely, to leave out some of the ice for the second pitcher. Well, the second one arrived with just as much ice as the first one.

When we left the restaurant, my husband shook his head and said he was ashamed that the place was pretending to represent the food of his homeland and that he would not want anyone to think that such practice of cheating customers (trying to skimp on wine in the sangria) represents typical Spanish hospitality.

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