How was it?
Food: 7.5/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: $$$

There’s nothing better than sharing a meal with friends. I tend to enjoy sharing as that means I can sample a little bit of everything :) It also explains why I’m a big fan of tapas – which is pretty much a range of small dishes meant for sharing. After Ellie tweeted that she had made paella for dinner, I immediately thought ‘hmm I could do with some paella right now’, so within an hour I was at Capitan Torres (hey, when the craving comes knocking, you gotta let it in… erm right?.. anyway!)

Soup of the day $11.50

I’ve been to Capitan Torres a few times now. I think there may have been a change in management in the past few months (I think), but everything remains pretty much the same. I ordered the soup of the day to start off, which was a potato & leek soup. It was huge and very hearty and flavoursome.

Meatballs cooked in Salsa $15.50

We ordered a few items from the tapas menu. One of them was the meatballs cooked in salsa. They were deliciously plump, juicy and a spicy.

Patatas Bravas $14.00

Patatas bravas is one of those dishes that I don’t actually want to order immediately when perusing the menu, but whenever I see another table with it, I just have to get it too! The cubes of potatoes were crisp and moreish, although the spicy tomato sauce was really spicy (for me), so I couldn’t handle much of it.

Garlic Mushrooms $16.00

I really enjoyed the garlic mushrooms. Small button mushrooms submerged in a pool of creamy garlic. I kept going back for these! I think this was the best dish from our selection of tapas.

Mejillones a la Marinera $21.00
Mussels cooked with onion, garlic, wine and spices

From the entrees menu, we ordered the pot of mussels cooked with onion, garlic, wine and spices. The sauce was lovely and thick, and the mussels were meaty and cooked well.

Vegatarian Paella $25.00 (for one)

We had to order the paella because that it was I was craving! Because we wanted so many other things, we thought it would be better to order the vegetarian paella (which is about half the price of the seafood one). I liked the combination of the vegetables and rice, and it did have a nice crust at the bottom, which is always a good sign of a good paella. Although I did kind of wish that we’d ordered the seafood paella! (I’ve had it before, and it was pretty good from memory).

Capitan Torres is one of the many Spanish restaurants that dot Liverpool St in the city. I think it’s one of the more reliable ones, as the food is decent and it always seems to be packed. The service is a bit hit and miss at times, but that won’t stop me from going back when I fancy some no fuss tapas.

Capitan Torres
73 Liverpool St
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 9264 5574
Open 7 Days

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  1. J says:

    Great Blog B!

    And the lovely pics makes me crave for dinner at 9 in the morning lol

  2. It’s been many years since I visited any of the restaurants along the strip, I just may have to get back there sometime

  3. Steph says:

    Hahaha totally understand the need to get a paella fix ASAP! Though I would not have had the restraint to order the vegetarian paella, I’ve gotta have the lot! Damn I want paella now…

  4. paella is awesome! and that pool of garlic sauce with the mushrooms is making me drool

  5. Paella crust! Drool…. I always order patatas bravas. I love that it’s hot chips but fancier. And lol I do wonder about the ripple effect of Twitter and blogs on people’s next must-have cravings!

  6. All of those garlicky flavours-I love it! And congrats on going to New York! :D

  7. Haven’t been here for a few years and the doorway seems to look a bit different now. Loving the look of the creamy garlic mushrooms – bread for dipping please!

  8. Oh my. the whole world paused when my eyes set upon thos garlic mushrooms. yum

  9. FFichiban says:

    Hee hee I totally understand what u mean… but its a bit difficult when the cravings comes, say, after reading a certain post at 1am :P *hungry*

  10. Forager says:

    Loving the new site Betty – it looks so slick! Explains the long absence for a while there.. I love tapas as I know it but I keep getting told by people who have been to Spain that what we call tapas is not the same as the Spanish experience. There you buy a drink and the tapas comes free. Can’t wait to make it over to Spain and check it out for myself!

  11. I have not been to captain torres for many years! We used to go there when we first arrived in Sydney, living in the city. This brings back memories. Agree with you that their food is always reliable.

  12. Those mushrooms look delicious. I went to Captain Torres with a group of friends a few months ago and it was pretty good. I liked all the different seafood dishes and the sautéed Chrrizo.

  13. Wow they didn’t hold back on the veges with that paella, looks great although I am sure I would’ve been too tempted by the seafood to try it. Mmmmmm garlic mushrooms. Not so bad if you are all getting your garlic on ;)

  14. Hi J: Thanks :D Haha

    Hi John: Yeah, I think I need to explore a little bit more myself too!

    Hi Steph: Awesome! Oh, I was kind of regretting it, but the vegetarian was still good!

    Hi Chocolatesuze: Totally! Yep, they were so good :)

    Hi Helen: Hehe yep they’re totally fancified hot chips! It’s really really terrible!

    Hi Lorraine: Yeah, so good! Hehe thanks!

    Hi Mademoiselle Delicieuse: Yeah, they were good. I try not to have to much of the nice & fluffy bread because I know that I will get too full!

    Hi Amy: Haha. Very yum indeed.

    Hi FFichiban: Haha sorry! Now we just have to satisfy those cravings now before things get out of control!

    Hi Forager: Thank you so much! Oh, I would love to go to Spain too…. hmm one day!

    Hi Ellie: Cool! Yep, definitely reliable.

    Hi Mark: Ooh, I didn’t try them this time, but I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong with an order of chorizo :D

    Hi Conor: Definitely not! Hehe definitely good for a bit of garlic on garlic action ;) lol (I don’t even understand what I just wrote)!!

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