Best tapas in the East Bay
I'm looking for good spanish tapas, not the fusion-y things a lot of restaurants are doing these days. I've been to Cesar and enjoyed it, but am sure that there are others out there. Please inform!
re: Robert Lauriston
RL- I should of said more emphasis on French rather than Spanish.. but that is why you are the writer and I am not.
I agree the wine by glass list is wonderful. When I lived in Oakland I use to go there 2-3 times a month and it was where I had my first date with my boyfriend.
Here's an article about one man's quest for authentic tapas in the East Bay:
His conclusion? There aren't any, though Cesar and A Cote both do a good job at fusion.
Have you tried the new Cesar on Piedmont? The menu is bigger and better than the Berkeley location.
OK, be nice to me here ...
A sign for a liquor license is on the window of Pri Pri cafe on Solano in Albany. Ya said you didn't want fusiony.
A caveat is that is a tapas bar designed for people with small children. It has a play area in back.
But the owners are from Spain and do your basic nothing fancy tapas that can be found in a no-name Spanish tapas bar that serves the neighborhood. I haven't been back since they opened a while back. I like it, but at that time the earlier hours didn't fit my schedule ... also nice for coffee, but I really did want a glass of wine with the tapas.
I've been meaning to stop by since I saw the sign go up. The few yelp reports are positive.
Here's the website ... anyone else but me tried it and been there recently? The home page seems to indicate changes are underway.
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If anyone is up for South American tapas ... and it is fusiony ... The Patio in Lafayette ... haven't tried it yet.