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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cafe Paladar

18322 Sonterra Pl. (Loop 1604 W.) Send to Phone
210-798-7200
Café Paladar touts tapas with a twist and entrées with a Latin beat.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cafe Paladar Restaurant Review

: Brian West has turned spicy tinga tapas into a tradition in short order; his barbecued lamb and Chihuahua cheese quesadilla leaves less-inventive options in the dust; and Oysters Mary Esther, a vodka-laced shooter named after his wife, are a high-caliber hit. These and more are priced to encourage ordering several and sharing all. Soups such as the jalapeño and avocado bisque, tricked-out with crab and corn fritters, pack as much punch as the colorful and art-filled surroundings, expanded to provide more private and overflow dining. And even salads show an unusual degree of invention---the smoking quail, for example, comes nested under an inverted wine glass in the company of smoking cinnamon sticks. Entrées such as the phyllo-wrapped red snapper stuffed with Spanish ham and served with a Rioja reduction and tomato jam, can get a tad too inventive, but a pan-seared duck breast with pomegranate molasses uses sweet and tart to play against fatty and rich---and it all works. Even dyed-in-the-wool downtowners make the trek to outer loopland for the five-course brunch, where they vie for space with the affluent locals of this, one of the country’s fastest growing zip codes. Don’t let them have all the fun.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cafe Paladar
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Tasty Tapas!
by grayBella75 on Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:56 am
 
Cafe Paladar's chef pulls out all sorts of creativity with his menu items, which includes phyllo wrapped lobster cigars, tomato and cucumber gazpacho, and many more! The chef also provides small cooking classes, and art shows. How exciting! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who has excellent taste in food.
 
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