Salero Tapas & Bodega - Al Barsha

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Time Out Says

Nestled at the foot of the Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Salero Tapas & Bodega is not your typical mid-shop pit-stop. Focusing on small plates and paella, the Spanish eatery feels as much like a late-night watering hole as a restaurant, with a bar at its centre, low, moody lighting and funky murals on the walls. Though the setting is seemingly more evening, the restaurant is actually open for lunch, and appears to draw a smattering of homesick Spaniards. Unsurprisingly, prices aren’t as favourable you’d pay for a plate of tapas in deepest Andalusia – snackier tapas start from Dhs40, but prepare to fork out Dhs60 each for heartier, “Salero Specials” such as pulpo a la gallega con patata (octopus with potato). Despite the best efforts of the staff on the floor, who are keen to chat about the menus, much of the food – including from the supposed specials menu – is a fairly poor representation of the vibrantly flavoured cuisine the Spanish are so well known for, lacking in genuinely fresh, good quality ingredients. It’s not all terrible – the cordero confitado (lamb confit in garlic oil) is beautifully rich and meaty – but there’s little here worth heading out of your way for.

By Time Out Dubai Staff  | 18 Jul 2016

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FacilitiesDelivery, Dine In
Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
Dress CodeCasuals
Show number +971 4 409 5888
Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha 1

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