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My review for Espana – An over the top restaurant and bar with unique artwork all around serving Spanish cuisine. I was invited to experience the pre Christmas dinner party by Time Out Dubai.
I liked the gazpacho shot and it was basically a soup inside a shot glass. The soup was creamy and it had the perfect consistency throughout. I tasted a lot of tomatoes but it was wonderful.
For the second round I had the grilled eggplant because I could not have the turkey. The grilled eggplant was delicious and I loved the aroma of the grilled cheese on top. I was impressed with the stuffing inside the eggplant as it complimented the eggplant taste.
For the third round I had the seafood paella which was not bad for flavours. The rice was great and the ratio of seafood to rice was good.
The dessert course would have to be my favourite. I fancied the churros the most of course, as they were made so perfectly. There was a perfect crisp to the outside of the churros and the well known soft texture on the inside.
This restaurant and bar deserves a rating of 4/5.
I ordered the taste of Christmas menu, which included rounds of courses. The items that I could eat due to being a pescatarian were padron peppers, gazpacho shot, potatoes with mojo, grilled eggplant, seafood paella, churros with chocolate dip, torrijas, and caramelized apple pie.
The service was great with one server and horrible with another. I was happy with our server, Olga, who was very attentive to our table and understood my dietary restrictions. Whenever the other server made a mistake by delivering the wrong items to the table, and who by the way, was really rude, she swooped in right away, making sure the situation was resolved quickly and kept us happy throughout the whole experience.
The ambience of the restaurant and bar was so beautiful. The whole place was filled with unique decor. There was modern and sophisticated artwork all around.
The restaurant had a TV wall with many TVs joined together to display one image. The images were playing Christmas themed pictures and videos, so it felt festive in the restaurant.
When you thought there was no more to the restaurant, there was a terrace in the back with many tables and chairs for those who likes to dine outside.
Finally, I have to talk about the furniture. The furniture was so unique here, and designed to match the artsy theme of the restaurant. The tables each have a coat or purse rack underneath so you can hang your items while enjoying your drinks and food.