Estado Puro is the one and only spanish restaurant in Xintiandi, that is why it is always full, but it would be unfair not to mention that the food and the service are really good. The outdoor sitting is another plus.
The menu has a wide range of tapas, cold or hot, paella, beef and a lot more. As usual, my partner in crime and I were very hungry and we ordered a lot of tapas: tortilla, albondigas, octopus, calamari, croquetas and the beef ribs. Got suprised by the octopus, it was perfect, not harsh not chewy, so big shout out there. The dissapoiting dish was the ribs, the sauce was a little oily and the meat greasy as well. Overall, the food is delicious and the ice cream also was very good, which I wasn't expecting it to be.
The atmosphere is very friendly and vibrant. They offer live music almost everyday which is cool but sometimes too loud. Would suggest to go with a group of friends rather than on a date. It is a bit pricier than other spanish restaurants in town (300 rmb per person aprox), maybe closer to the Bund prices but a good option if you are craving for tapas in XTD.
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