Andaluz-Salem Oregon-New Tapas and Wine Bar
This weekend was my husband’s 40th Birthday. We already had a party three weeks ago when we were back in South Dakota with his family, so we were looking for something new and different, and somewhat quiet. We had heard about this great new and different place that David Rosales and his father Pedro, opened as a joint venture. Now, you may already be familiar with the other restaurants this family owns. David also owns La Capitale, and his father Pedro owns La Margarita Co. This new venue that they opened features Tapas, Wine and Sangria. Perfect for something new and different!
We arrived shortly after opening at 4:30, so were one of the first customers to arrive . We were pleasantly surprised with all of the choices that the menu offers, and also the prices of the menu items. None of the food selections are over $10, and there are many that are $5 or under. Our choices this night were:
Oregon Bay Shrimp, Ham and Parmesan Croquettes
Orange Fennel Salad
Sliced Serrano Ham with Melon Mint Salsa
Gazpacho Andaluz with Prawns
Bacon Wrapped Dates with Blue Cheese
Baby Squid Griselda with Chile, Lime and Couscous (okay, this one was my husbands)
Churros with Chocolate Sauce
The service was excellent, the food was awesome, and the Sangria (red) was oh, so yummy!! I even tried squid for the first time! I’m still not a squid lover, but I have to admit that the bite that I had was pretty good, even though I made a few faces. If you would like a preview of some of the menu items that we tried, just watch the video below. Next on our list is La Capitale, as we have heard many rumors of excellent food, but have not made it in to try it ourselves. So watch for that blog coming soon!
Video of Menu Items from Andaluz-Salem Oregon