Another favourite restaurant of ours participating in the Restaurant Week 2015 is Barcelona Tapas. Perched high on the top floor of a hilltop building, Barcelona Tapas features an extensive menu of hot and cold tapas as well as their famous red or white sangria.
Since it was Wednesday night, Artwalk also was going on so we checked out some galleries before making our way to the restaurant. Vallarta has some great art right now and you can see them at one of the many galleries located in El Centro. This was the second last Artwalk evening of the season.
We reached Barcelona Tapas around 8:30pm, just in time to watch the sunset. We ordered a pitcher of red sangria, chowed down on some fresh-baked bread with olive oil and some complimentary potato salad.
Gorgeous view of the sunset and El Centro.
Overlooking El Centro with a perfect view of the sunset.
A view of the inside of Barcelona Tapa.
After looking over the menu, we decided not to order the preset menu but instead order a la carte from the menu. The preset menu, 299 pesos, was good but there were too many other items on the full menu that we wanted to try or were our favourites.
Complimentary bread and olive oil along with some delicious potato salad.
We started with the spicy shrimp. The shrimp is sautéed in garlic butter with chilis, great for dipping your bread in afterwards. Next up was the grilled octopus, cooked to perfection. Our other choices were asparagus in a cream sauce, then pork tenderloin with white beans. We had to place a second order of the pork and beans it was just that good!
Grilled asparagus with a cream sauce.
Grilled octopus. Mom, this was for you! Ha ha.
Last but not least, we had a molten chocolate cake for dessert. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the last two dishes, oops. Before you leave, a complimentary drink is served of tequila and baileys over ice. Quite delicious if you like sweet drinks.
All that food pushed us over the edge so we decided to walk home along the malecon. Victor, an avid heart collector, found an artist that made little heart boxes. I bought him one of his choice, one for my sweetheart, and we continued home.
Hearts on the melacon. Victor picked out a little hand made box with hearts.
Barcelona Tapas, it’s always good. Perhaps we will go back to try the preset menu. So many restaurants, so little time.