When it comes to spanish tapas it is hard to find a real tapas bar, as you might find all over Spain. Although Tomatito tapas aren’t strictly like the traditional tapas, their modern swift is worth to try. The place has a welcoming atmosphere, good music and it is decorated like a "cantina" of the 80´s; perfect to go with friends or in an after- office plan.
Cold draft beer and sangria are a must. I have to admit the wine menu is varied and with good prices. The food prices are okay as the size of a tapa. The idea is to order a few different dishes and get a bite of everything. We were three and we had 6 dishes plus a dessert to share. The one I strongly recommend is the “Salmon TNT 2.0”, which consists in a small airy pastry filled with spicy and limey sour cream –which they called mojito blush in the menu- topped with smoked salmon and salmon eggs. I suggest to eat it in one bite if you can. It is a truly knock of flavors! We also had “huevos rotos” with txistorra (broken eggs, potato and spanish chorizo), croquetas, meatballs in tomato sauce, tortilla and “filete con airbag”. The last one is an “air baguette” stuffed with cheese covered with a slice of steak, it is very tasty but the presentation needs some work on because the steak looks like someone accidentally dropped over it. The meatballs and the huevos rotos were excellent, the croquetas and tortilla average.
The service is fast and staff gentle enough. To sum up, I would say it is like a casual and comfy spot to gather with friends for some refined tapas -and drinks- at a very affordable price.
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