|La Bodega Spanish Tapas Bar|
|La Bodega Spanish Tapas Bar Cardiff from the Street|
|La Bodega Spanish Tapas Bar Cardiff Looking Out|
We started the evening with San Miguel as it was a bit early for wine and I thought a bit expensive too. Some wines on the list were £95.
I would have liked a taster menu or similar but they only serve individual dishes. The waiter suggested that we had four or five dishes between us as they are quite large so we went with his suggestion and ordered four. We could always order more if we were still hungry.
We love seafood so went with two seafood dishes;
Calamares Fritos - fried squid Andalusian style £7.50. It came with Alioli - Spanish garlic mayonnaise. The squid was chewy which was a shame as I was hoping for something special.
Gambas al ajillo - prawns cooked in olive oil with chillies and garlic £7.50
These were amazing with just enough chilli to add a touch of heat
|Calamares Fritos - Fried Squid Andalusian Style|
|Gambas al Ajillo - Prawns Cooked in Olive Oil with Chillies and Garlic|
We also chose two meat dishes. We went with their hot dishes because it was so cold outside!
Albondigas Andaluzas - Meat-balls in tomato sauce £6.25 These were really delicious although not hot, only just warm.
Pollo a la andaluza con tomate - Chicken pan fried in olive oil with smoked panceta & tomato sauce £5.50 The sauce on this was amazing! We dipped our bread in it until it was all gone.
|Albondigas Andaluzas - Meat-Balls in Tomato Sauce|
Pollo a la Andaluza Con Tomate - Chicken Pan Fried in Olive Oil with Smoked Panceta & Tomato Sauce
|Tarta de Santiago - Almond Tart|