popped in Sunday night, lovely couple of glasses of wine and some v tasty quite rustic (NB this is a compliment) tapas.
Think it needs a bit of work, music was quiet, and card machine not working (a number of people walked away on reading this) but sure these teething issues will be sorted out soon. Will def go back and would recommend a visit.
I passed this yesterday and thought it looked nice so recommended it to someone I had staying, who fancied a glass of wine and some light food. She said that despite there only being about two people inside, when she sat down the woman behind the bar didn’t acknowledge her at all or come to ask her if she’d like anything in the 10 minutes she was sitting there, on her own. So after 10 morning minutes of waiting awkwardly, she left and went somewhere else. I think a tapas bar is a great addition to LL so am leaving this post in the spirit of hopefully helpful feedback and hope things improve, it looks cosy.
If the woman behind the bar was Spanish, she was fully expecting your visitor friend to go up to the bar and order when she'd made her mind up, and was respectfully leaving her be, whilst she sorted herself out and made some decisions.
They've missed out on a sale. I don't think it was an act of moral turpitude.
We do order food at the bar here, all the time - it's the norm in bars, you order at the counter. Maybe not so much in ED? They probably think of themselves as a (tapas) bar, rather than as a restaurant. But I'm sure they'll adapt soon enough and work out how "Spanish" they can be; the fact that we are not in Spain, notwithstanding.
My only fear is that the beer might be cold and good and the food might be tasty. If it is, unfortunately, that's my bank account in absolute tatters.
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This place is fun. More of a Spanish bar that does tapas than a restaurant but none the worse for that. Maria is friendly and attentive. The wine was good when we dropped in on Weds and the food was tasty. We do lack bars in ED so this feels like a welcome addition.
went back tonight for a couple of glasses of wine and a plate or two.
frankly this is one of the best new restaurants in town, no pretension, honest food, and no compromise. just perfect. Sat at the bar with my back to the window and was transported to a warmer more relaxed place. absolutely spot on.
Love it! Food, drinks, the welcome and the service were all wonderful. Particularly good were the chorizo in cider and the Santiago tart. Look forward to spending many an hour here. Best of luck, Maria & Co!
4 of us spent the evening at Maria’s last Friday. We ate ‘til we burst and had a great evening. Maria was charming. Our waitress was Spanish (who would have thought?!) and very attentive. We ordered at the bar which in fact was helpful as we got to chat to the staff in the kitchen who explained a few dishes to us and we will definitely be going back.
What’s not to like? Good luck to a lovely new addition to LL!
We went last night just for a glass and a couple of pieces of tapas before heading down the road for drinks. Maria is charming and full of warmth. I hope that people will support it - not as swanky as some of the other restaurants in this foodie part of ED but great intention.
Mick Mac Wrote:
> goldilocks Wrote:
> > Thanks very much - Miss Tapas closes at 3 and
> > doesn't reopen until 6pm so this will fill that
> > gap nicely!
> You want to eat Tapas all day long?
Well, it would be nice, but no! Was thinking of kids tea. The gap at Miss Tapas means it isn’t so practical. Went to Maria’s Tortilla today. It’s nice. Prefer Miss Tapas, but Maria’s is a great addition to Lordship lane and it’s nice to have a different option.