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  • I have been a follower of Eduardo Vargas's culinary exploits over the years, and have to say that each of his themed venues stands the test of time.

    I have dined at Colca on at least on dozen occasions, whether that be for a Date night, taking business colleagues, and recommending visitors to Shanghai for someplace authentic to experience, and not once been disappointed by the warmth, the sense of arrival by the waitstaff, followed through to the end upon departure, and of course the array of dishes served and quality.

    On this occasion, I had an overseas guest in town, and what better place to bring him than Colca, we were greeted by Angel Abadia and left him to put together a menu for the three of us.

    The following dishes were presented

    Ham Croquettes

    Char Grilled Octopus

    A classic Ceviche combination

    Grilled Flank steak with Chimichurri

    All of the dishes were well balanced in their taste and certainly the presentation

    To end with a delightful and delicate flan

    A round of Spanish gins to start off with, along with several bottles of Malbec throughout the course of the meal.

    Can only recommend Colca, whether that be for an intimate dining experience, along with if one were to go along with a large group.

    Whilst to some it may not seem a cheap night out, but certainly, one that won't break the either....fortunately no froth of foam served here.

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