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Opinions on Xunta?

ssf36 Jul 16, 2008 08:22 AM

Planning on tapas in the Village tonight and thinking of trying Xunta. Anyone know how the crowd is on a Wed. night, recent experiences, or better ideas? Thanks!

  1. kcijones001 Jul 16, 2008 08:25 AM

    It's eh...Picnic tables with red and white table cloths kind of a place...Not fancy at all...But, the food is ok...I love the garlic potato salad!
    I would try pipa if you are looking for something a little nicer...are you restricted to a certain area?

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    1. re: kcijones001
      ssf36 Jul 16, 2008 08:46 AM

      Thanks - not totally restricted. I've an out-of-towner visiting and want to give her a taste of the Village vibe.

      1. re: ssf36
        kcijones001 Jul 16, 2008 10:19 AM

        Pipa is one of my favs!

        1. re: ssf36
          kcijones001 Jul 16, 2008 10:20 AM

          Then it's your place...Definitely a village spot...Sangria is real good!

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        amysal47 Jul 16, 2008 10:08 AM

        Not sure how many people you plan on dining with, but it's great for groups. The tapas are delicious and the prices reasonable, the flamenco dancing adds to the fun atmosphere. Enjoy!

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          chow_gal Jul 16, 2008 10:57 AM

          It's sort of a dive. Cramped. Loud. Food is pretty decent though.

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            gago Jul 16, 2008 10:14 PM

            From time to time, I still think about the bacon dates I had there ten years ago.

            1. Spends Rent on Food Jul 17, 2008 06:26 AM

              Did you end up going? How was it?
              I was there about six years ago with a large group and it was a loud dive with good food and great for groups. I'm interested in how it's aging.

              1. ssf36 Jul 17, 2008 07:16 AM

                “Eh,” as kci put it, pretty much sums up our experience. Atmosphere was low-key (but, ok, it was a Wed. in mid-July). We got there at 9:00, the front of the place was full and they were not seating people at the large tables in the back so we ended up at the bar, which was fine. Service was fast and the bartender appropriately offbeat. Sangria was thankfully potent and tasty. The dates wrapped in bacon were indeed excellent, the best of the tapas we had, salty and sweet. And the grilled chorizo was just right with a delicate, crisp casing. But the sauteed spinach and garlic was a soggy mess, the goat cheese, sliced into extra-thin triangles, was forgettable, and the unsweetened corn bread with tomato, cheese and prosciutto was disastrous, with each ingredient more bland than the next. I suspect a weekend night with lucky picks from the menu would make for a good evening. Ours was about a C+.

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