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141 Giralda Ave. (Ponce de Leon Blvd.) Send to Phone

Lunch & Dinner daily

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Navarra Restaurant Review

: With the wealth of Spanish restaurants in the Gables, is there room for another? Time will tell. Not exactly our favorite choice for regional Spanish fare, this pretty restaurant is pleasant, however, but the food misses more often than not. Avoid the house wine, a very pungent rosé strangely reminiscent of cooking sherry. Avoid any wines hailing from the Navarra region, and stick with commercial or recognizable Spanish vintages instead. There are no guarantees that your server will speak English, and Navarra’s regular patrons (not a trace of English in this restaurant by patron or staff) seem unaffected by this fact. The menu is heavily laden with tomato-based stews, cured ham and eggs as garnish. It’s not the seaside Spanish fare more commonly found in these parts; the seafood was salty and somewhat fishy and the salads not so fresh. Stick-to-your-ribs stews and meat dishes are best. For dessert, try the cajada Navarra, a simple ramekin of sheep’s milk custard glazed with fragrant Spanish honey and walnuts. The man in the corner belting out Spanish love songs to the hum of an amplified synthesizer adds a hokey touch, but the place is otherwise romantic and charming.


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