Ideal for… Dinner date on a DJ night or just a dancing night with the girlfriends on Flamenco night!
Restaurant name and location: Salero – Tapas & Bodega at the Kempinski Mall of the Emirates
Atmosphere: I went there on a weekday for lunch so it was slightly quiet but was told the evenings are completely different – some nights have a DJ, Flamenco dancer or band.
What they say: As its name implies, Salero – Tapas & Bodega is an affair of Spanish gastronomy that exudes flair and elegance, complete with a charming ambiance that befits its casual and accommodating character. This distinctive tapas and bodega fuses traditional food-sharing platters with a modern sommelier twist, to offer visitors inimitably genuine and unforgettable Spanish dining.
What to order:
-Calamari tempura (cushiony, and one of the best Calamari dishes I’ve had)
-Homemade Chicken croquettes (cheesy)
-Meatballs in almond sauce
-Lamb confit and garlic oil
-Fried eggplant – tempura like (with a sweet cane honey sauce)
-Cordoba fried bread cream with cinnamon sugar (If you love bread and cinnamon sugar, you have to order this. Amazing!)
Service: Average – they were mostly Spanish and were quite informative but struggled to get their attention at times.
What I loved:
-Their menu is straight to the point and have the Spanish signatures including the Paella.
-For the pork eaters, they serve pork.
-DJ everyday, Flamenco dancer on Mondays and the full band on Wednesday.
-Cool interiors with baskets on the ceiling!
Bill for two: AED400