Amazing burrito bowl and churros with authentic chocolate. Check this place out if you are passing through. Oh and the staff are fantastic and super friendly
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Stopped in for lunch with a co-worker. I had the chicken burrito bowl. The food was excellent, presented well and delivered fast. This is definitely a place I will return to and bring friends.
If you are looking for a quality lunch from a simple menu I would stop here.
Wanted to love this place, as we love tapas. Olive plate was literally a handful of several kinds of (unpitted) olives swimming in olive oil. Served with exactly nothing, not even a tiny wedge of bread. We had the bacon-wrapped, blue cheese filled dates. Slightly burned, no taste of cheese. The potato torte was good, but the potatoes bravas were covered in so much red pepper we simply couldn't eat it. The waitress remarked on the fact that we had barely touched them, but rushed off in the middle of our explanation. We were one of only two parties in the restaurant,so she wasn't rushing because she was just too busy to listen. She simply brought our bill and that was that. Expensive and we left hungry. Nuff said.
I'll get the biggest negative out first and then concentrate on our dining experience. As tourists we checked reviews of Andaluz on Trip Advisor and then went to the restaurant website to look at the menu offerings. We were enticed by several selections including roasted Brussels-sprouts and also an entree of Paella. Upon arrival the printed menu had neither and offered a mixed grill of chicken and skirt steak instead. When we inquired our server informed us that the website is out of date and had been for three years. She did say that the paella was available if one called the restaurant at least two days in advance. While I agree that seasonal adaptations are appropriate (thus the asparagus offering rather than Brussel-sprouts) it is totally unacceptable to not update a menu on your own website for three years! We almost left at that point.
We did share several tapas plates and a salad, entree and dessert. The bacon-wrapped dates were tasty but the price was steep for five small dates. The asparagus spears in a white sauce were perfectly done and delicious and were a good portion size to share. We had the soy and ginger glazed wings with Sriracha cream sauce. The sauce was delicious but the basil on the wings was off-putting and detracted from the glaze. We shared a Caesar salad: the romaine was crisp and the croutons were tasty but we couldn't discern any taste of anchovies or garlic in the salad dressing so the salad was rather bland. Our entree was prawns with spinach, tomatoes and pine nuts sautéed in butter and oil. The seasoning was correct though the seven shrimp were slightly overcooked. Two small pieces of bread served with the dish were handy to mop up every last bit of the sauce. The Malbec was a good accompaniment to all these dishes. We finished the evening with an orange-caramel flan which was perfect. The total bill was $70 for two.
Service was very good with an attentive server who brought piping-hot dishes to the table as soon as they were ready and promptly cleared dishes as they were emptied.
Our visit was on a Thursday night in mid-May at 7 PM. There were only three other tables occupied then so no wait. The decor is spare yet pleasing but very noisy so I hate to imagine what it would be like when all the tables are full of guests.
All in all, we enjoyed our visit here but nothing would call us to return and try other dishes.
Visting Salem staying at wonderful Best Western. I had planned on DaVinci's because it was very good last time. My wife says she's had too much Italian lately ( I have an infinite capacity for Italian food.)
So I check the local newspaper online for some ideas... this is where we find Andaluz.
We got there early enough for Happy Hour and the principal Tapas are featured.
You can also get a greater range with the regular menu. Had wines by the glass and also local cider.
Very pleased with this new choice in Salem. We are frequent travelers to Spain and must say I enjoyed the Tapas interpretations here. Friendly spot NO RESERVATIONS get there early.