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“Small plates with something for everyone”
Review of Paella Bar

Paella Bar
Ranked #4 of 95 Restaurants in Poulsbo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Delicious tapas (small plates) and fun atmosphere. The place is small and it's difficult to accommodate larger parties, so I would recommend going as a party of 2 or 4...anything larger should consider splitting up, especially on busy weekend nights.

We unintentionally ended up eating much later than we normally would, but it's light out much later here in Washington than it is at home. Arriving around 7:00pm on a Saturday, we were a party of 6, so there was obviously a wait for tables to to be pushed together. Totally understandable on a weekend. We went down the street to a bar and waited for them to call us when the table was ready. Not hearing from them and it's now after 8:00, we walked back to the restaurant and they were just setting our table. Again, understandable.

Service was friendly and prompt. Drinks ordered and delivered in under 3 minutes. Being a tapas bar, of course we just started ordering as soon as the server returned. Get some started, keep ordering as you go.

Ordered:

Goat cheese and bacon wrapped stuffed dates (2)
Pancetta and monchego roasted brussel sprouts (2)
Endive salad with candied pecans & balsamic reduction (1)
Seabass skewers with salsa verde & roasted pepper coulis (1)
Cod fritters with chipotle aioli (2)
Smoked salmon mousse with crostini (1)
Garlic Prawns (1)
Honey Baby Back Ribs (1)
Seafood Paella (1)
Also ordered a dessert, but I can't remember what it was.

You MUST order the dates, this is non-negotiable, it was the crowd favourite. This is non-negotiable. Brussels were good, endive didn't wow us, everyone liked the cod fritters and the seabass skewers. Salmon mouse was mixed 50/50, no one cared for the ribs. The paella, while it tasted more like a jambalaya, was good. I feel like I didn't get any saffron and tastes like I would from a paella.

Overall, a great dinner and a place I will be going back to on my stays in Poulsbo.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This is a lovely place to have a couple of samples of different food. We had sea bass, shrimp, and potatoes. All were great. Price are reasonable and the service was good.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Lunch on St Patrick's Day. Wonderful tapa dishes. Bacon wrapped dates. Cod cakes. Potato with artichoke and aioli, mussels with saffron broth. Do not miss.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We were visiting the area and came here for dinner. What a treat! We actually sat in the adjacent Italian restaurant since the Tapas side was full; but we were able to order off both menus. We ordered the Eggplant Rollini, Paprika Beef Tenderloin, the Goat Cheese stuffed Dates and the Seafood Paella, topped off with excellent coffee and a chocolate mousse with salted caramel. The standouts were the stuffed dates (no kidding) wrapped with bacon. Incredible!!! And the beef tenderloin, delicious! All in all an excellent dining experience .

Thank Terri262
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Best bartenders (and cocktails) in town. The tapas are great and the food is very good. On warm days, I like sitting outside to watch people go by.

Thank LouisRichard
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