Tiny bites with big flavor. That’s what 29-95’s favorite tapas cafes promise and, most importantly, deliver. And, while they’re not all strictly Spanish, they’re in keeping with the spirit of the little dish meant to be consumed with spirits.
Mi Luna's Salmon a Noso Estilo is marinated salmon that is wrapped in ham and then baked and served with sautéed wild mushrooms.
Catalan's cockles (fancy word for mussels) with chorizo and garlic warm our heart.
Oporto's Salada do Mar. Nick de la Torre : 29-95
Oporto Cafe's pretty Salada do Mar - shrimp, scallops, calamari and avocado in a lemon vinaigrette - is an over-the-top taste-a-thon.
Capriccio Tapas's Gambas a la Casalinga (shrimp sautéed with capers, celery, tomatoes, garlic and crushed red peppers) is flambéed tableside, a bit of flair that makes it worth the drive to Cypress/Fairbanks.
El Meson's Piquillos de la Tierra (peppers stuffed with lamb, raisins and pine nuts in paprika sauce) is good stuff.
Cielo Mexican Bistro's perfectly spiced tuna tartare tostadas are only $1.95 during happy hour, and that's good because the little treats are addictive.