Walking into Cafe Andaluz you feel like you’ve been transported to Spain. From the decor to the music to the food you feel like you’re on a break from the cold weather of Aberdeen even if it’s just for a couple of hours. The service is quick and the staff are nothing but helpful.
I took my friend along for some tasty tapas and a couple of gins to start our Friday night off right.
We’ve been to Cafe Andaluz a few times so we took the opportunity to try some new dishes and let me tell you they didn’t disappoint. We decided to share six dishes of Tapas between us and our eyes are definitely bigger than our stomachs.. I think I said I’m so full 5 times but I still kept on eating, one because the food was too good not to eat and two what kind of blogger would I be if I couldn’t give you my honest opinion.
We picked three meat dishes, one potato dish and two vegetable dishes.
Lets start with the meat dishes, we stuck with a favourite and went with the Pollo Rebozado Con Miel - The Chicken in a Crisp Batter With Honey and Mustard Dressing - this has always been a favourite of mine they honey sauce with the battered chicken creates that great mix of sweet & savory. As a lover of Chorizo I had to have some sort of Chorizo dish in the mix so we went for the Chorizo Y ButiFarra Negra - Chorizo & Black Pudding in a spicy tomato sauce.. Wow this was one of my favourite dishes of the night. I’d never normally eat black pudding by itself but once it was mixed with the chorizo and the tomato sauce it tasted so so good. Our third meat dish was the Pollo Marinado - which is the lemon & paprika chicken which comes with chilli yogurt sauce . This i have to say wasn’t a favourite of mine I think because I couldn’t include the yogurt sauce in the dish it was missing something, My friend however loved this dish she said the yogurt sauce really adds to the chicken..
For our potato dish we went with a traditional spanish selection and went for the Patata Bravas, these mixed with the chorizo and black pudding is incredible, trust me..
Our veggie dishes was the Pimientos De Pardon - the Pardon Peppers with Sea Salt- these are a favourite of mine And my friend went for the asparagus with cheese the Esparragos A La Parrilla I really wanted to try this one but sadly no dairy for me..
We paired the tapas with a couple of Brockman Gin’s they were the perfect addition to a great meal.
Then followed dessert I went for the Chocolate Tarte which was the perfect end to a perfect meal with a crumbly base and added orange zest just added to the smooth chocolate tart.
My friend went with the Cheesecake and it looked so good.
We had such a great meal at Cafe Andaluz and I know we will be back sooner rather than late. If you’re looking for a little something different and a taste of spain I definitely recommend booking Cafe Andaluz. I have a feeling this will book up fast so get your bookings in quick!