Show Us Your Tapas! We go weak at the knees for Barlata!

by Claudia Alarcón / photo by John Anderson / austinchronicle.com / October 4, 2013

…thanks to the arrival of chef Daniel Olivella in Austin, all I have to do is hit South Lamar for these authentic tastes – and then some. After only three months in business, Barlata Tapas Bar has become one of my favorite spots.

First, a disclaimer: I have never traveled to Spain. But having grown up in Mexico City, I’ve had my share of Spanish regional food and culture since childhood. Hitting a local tasca and perusing the aisles of import stores for Spanish canned goods and embutidos are always on the agenda when I visit home. Now, thanks to the arrival of chef Daniel Olivella in Austin, all I have to do is hit South Lamar for these authentic tastes – and then some. After only three months in business, Barlata Tapas Bar has become one of my favorite spots.

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