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Feb 22, 2007 12:29 PM

Cervantes of Spain, Cranford

anyone know it? looking for aplace w/ tapas & they do claim to have. suggestions/comments w/ be great. thx

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  1. I was there when it first opened and haven't been compelled to go back. Don't remember much about it - which may tell you something - other than the people were pleasant but the food was bland.....It may well have improved since then.

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    1. re: OGguy

      We went there, enjoyed it. Surprisingly, they made chicken fingers for the kids! Garlic soup was very good. Probably will get take out next time, with a huge order of garlic soup, I agree that I really didn't remember much about my entree.

      I am looking for tapas further west, towards Hunterdon County.

    2. It's ok, not great. Was there over the summer. Best thing was the garlic soup - that was very good. Appetizer was a chorizo/potato melange thing, tasty but nothing amazing. The entrees were not memorable, I really can't remember what we had. Service was fine. I guess the menu shows tapas/appetizers, but the portions appetizers sized, not tapas sized. I think of tapas as being small.

      1. hmm, im rethinking going. looking for authentic tapas and cant find locally. great place up in englewood but dont want to travel too far. sivyaleah -- do you know which is the better Crowne Palace ~ Middletown or Marlboro, theyre are 2. Thx

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        1. re: nyebaby37

          Sorry, I haven't been to either one of those unless Crown Palace has been there for 20 years, I don't remember the names of the Chinese I used to go to. I used to live in Marlboro but that was years ago and I don't usually get to that area any more. Hopefully someone else can help you out. But Cervantes certainly isn't the kind of place you're probably looking for. Just your usual average Spanish restaurant - nothing special. If you find anyplace good please do post about.