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).
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