Sunday, 21 September 2014

A Taberna do Bispo, restaurant review

As you can imagine from previous posts, once again, dinner was going to be another late night affair. Not wanting to go far, and looking for something cheap & simple, Rúa do Franco was about the best choice.

A Taberna do Bispo was the one elected. It was quite full, but we preferred to sit by the bar anyway, which was no problem. Wanting to keep the cost down, we stayed away from seafood, but the two guys beside us had some and they looked good, the seafood, I mean ;) . They thought so anyway, the guys, I mean ;) .

A Taberna do Bispo, restaurant review
Chistorra and pimiento de padrón
Chistorra "is a type of fast-cure sausage from Aragon, the Basque Country, and Navarre, Spain. It is made of minced pork, or a mixture of minced pork and beef, is encased in either lamb tripe or plastic, and has a fat content that varies between 70 and 80%. The sausage is flavoured with garlic, salt, and paprika, which gives it a bright red colour." (Wikipedia) Something to up the cholesterol a little, haha. Pimiento de padrón is a species of baby green peppers which are usually not spicy, but you may get the odd one at any time! ;) 

A Taberna do Bispo, restaurant review
Crocanti de brie
This is their star tapa. It's Brie cheese, lightly fried with egg & almond bits (I think) and served with a little jam (could be raspberry). I'm not a fan of strong cheeses, and generally avoid Brie, but this was lovely.

A Taberna do Bispo, restaurant review

A Taberna do Bispo, restaurant review

As you can see from the photos of the bar, there were still a lot of choices even though it was almost midnight. We had a total of 8 tapas and two soft drinks and the bill came up to €16.80!

The warm tapas are served warmed up, and service was very good. The guy behind the bar was efficient, relaxed and friendly.

Name: A Taberna do Bispo
Type: tapas bar, restaurant, budget
Location; Calle del Franco 37 B, 15702 Santiago de Compostela
Verdict: Highly recommended!