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Andaluz-Salem Oregon-New Tapas and Wine Bar

August 23, 2010 by Mel · 4 Comments 

Andaluz-Salem Oregon-New Tapas and Wine Bar

Andaluz Salem Oregon-Tapas Wine Sangria

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:

Patatas Bravas

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

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4 Responses to “Andaluz-Salem Oregon-New Tapas and Wine Bar”
  1. Charles says:

    Very nice Mel! I’ve approached David about doing a story on all three restaurants. Sort of a dynasty thing. Probably in a couple of weeks.

  2. Mel says:

    Thanks Charles-I thought of that idea also at a later date. What is your favorite dish at Andaluz? I’m looking forward to trying La Capitale also. I’ve eaten at La Margarita, but it was before I started blogging. I will be watching for your blog!

  3. Dan says:

    Where is it at? Address?

  4. Mel says:

    Andaluz is located at 130 High ST NE. It’s on the same block as La Capitale across from the Marion County Courthouse.

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