La Cala, best Spanish Tapas bar in Dublin (Ireland)!go and see for yourself!
This cozy Spanish owned tapas bar in Dublin is the best one i have been to, for those who know me well,know how demanding i'm with the food, you will trust me then, when I recommend the Spanish tapas bar " La Cala"! . Tapas have actually a reasonable price and size (bigger than in Spain!) and they are all homemade.
Don't miss the opportunity to go and order one of the following:
1. Croquetas (meat/ my favourite!!!)
2. Albondigas (meatballs uhm delicious!!)
3. Pan tumaca (bread with oil and Spanish ham)
4. Calamares fritos (Calamari / fish)
5. Ensalada de queso de cabra
6. Boquerones fritos (they don't always have these, it's fish)
7. Pincho moruno de pollo con cuscus (Chicken)
There are many more tapas but i haven't tried them yet lol but i'm sure they will be nice, too! If you want to have paella,you will need to ring them so that they cook it for you, given thatpaella it's a very elaborated dish and they don't have it on their menu as a tapa.
With 3 tapas you will have more than enough to eat! you can also enjoy the meal with a glass of red wine! On Saturdays nights they usually have live flamenco music or dancing!
The only piece of criticism I can make is that the deserts are not so typical Spanish..specially the Tiramisu, I do hope that they include some Spanish deserts, as well
Where you can find them appart from in facebook? They are located along the quays (5 minutes from the Smithfield luas stop)>
12 Ellis Quay
Dublin 7, Co. Dublin
01 764 5834
If you want to go on Saturdays, it'd be advisable to book in advanced. All the staff in the restaurant is Spanish ,also the cook, I promise that you will not find a Chinese cook like I have seen in other Spanish or Italian restaurants in dublin (Nothing against the Chinese but of course they can't cook Spanish food like we do!).
Let me know what you think after you go!