My husband came downtown and met me for lunch. A rare occasion, so I was thrilled at the opportunity to try a new spot with him. We walked up and down the street as I pointed out all the places I had tried, then he saw it. Spain. We walked in and out wasn’t what I initially expected. It was very clean looking, white interior and tables placed along large windows in the front. Along the back wall was the serving line. Since we were new we got the rundown of how it works and the customer favorites.
Ground beef, onions, olives, tomatoes and sofrito are all part of this dish. When I was pregnant with Sicily, mett and olives became close friends. Now anytime I see olives in a dish I’m drawn to it. I decided to get yellow rice and black beans as my sides. This was a first for me and it was so good my husband asked me to make it. I used my spoon and just ate a little but of each with every bite. Every spoonful was a little bit salty and a little bit savory. This is one of their best sellers and I can easily see why. It was scrumptious or as it is said in Spanish riquísumo.
My husband ordered the stuffed fish. It was a white fish amd he had beck beans amd yellow rice with plantains as his side’s. He wasn’t wowed with this dish but he wasn’t unhappy either. After tasting the picadillo I’m sure anything else would be a disappointment.
Overall, I enjoyed my experience. I would definitely make a return trip to try more from their lunch specials. I have a soft spot for authentic food and Spain Restaurant delivers authentic. Authentic food always gives me some cooking inspiration.
(See photo below for my rendition of picadillo) The husband and kid approved!!