Nov 022018
 
TAURINO,             ONDARA      966491251

 ★★★★☆ 

Great lunch, no bull

Restaurante Taurino is to be found on Avenida Dr Fleming 42, in Ondara just down the street from the iconic Bullring. From the outside Taurino is rather nondescript but inside it is a warm cosy venue run by Bolivians.

There are four menus del día ranging in price from just €11 to €22. There is a choice of eight starters and our members selected langoustines and a substantial goat cheese salad. Both excellent.

We all chose different main courses, three of them fish based; cod, trout and langoustines served on potato which didn´t really combine well.

 

Our meat eater had pork fillet wrapped in Serrano ham and was not disappointed. Our host selected Darsena Verdejo (€14) and Ramon Bilbao Rioja (€16), both well appreciated.

Our choice of desserts ranged from a Brownie, apple pie with ice cream and a fruit Macedonia, all very tasty.

Taurino was packed with lunchers but the staff coped very well and including coffees and chopitos our enjoyable lunch cost just under €25 p.p.

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Feb 182016
 
TASTA´M,                    ONDARA                      966477695

 ★★★★☆ 

Tasty Tasta´m !    TAS TA´M 017

Tasta´m means “taste me” in Valenciano and is the name of this chic restaurant serving Valencian cuisine on the Plaça del Pais Valencia, not far from the now redundant Bullring in Ondara. The glass and chrome decor give Tasta´m a suave modern feel.

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The menu del día costs €14 plus 10% IVA and whilst some of our group chose from this offering others went á la carte.

The menu members selected a filo pastry bolognesa with cheese and a very tasty sauce and salad for their starters, whereas the others chose entremesas, home made croquetas and deep fried prawns with a sauce that could have been a bit spicier.
On the wine front we decided initially to go with house selection of white from Tierra de Castilla and called Senorio de Iniesta which was a Sauvignon Blanc (€7). Unfortunately the Ribero del Duero wine we wanted was not available, so our host decided to opt for a Bobal from Utiel Requena called Dehasa del Nandu (€16), which we discovered, had an alcohol content of 15% !!

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For main course the menu del día lunchers tucked into revuelto of artichokes and chorizo and a meloso of octopus. The off piste diners enjoyed home made hamburgers and fries and roast slices of duck breast.TAS TA´M 014
Overall a tasty lunch and Tasta´m should do well in the summer months when their extensive patio area will no doubt attract a lot of customers. The cost was €24.38 p.p. including coffees, but no brandies (because of the red wine).
RH 75         Tas Tam ondarra