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Authentic Spanish Restaurants in Hartford

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Ok so this past weekend I went to authentic Spanish restaurant (not Mexican) in New York City. I will home for spring break in a few weeks and want to recreate my restaurant experience. Does anyone know of any truly great Spansh restaurants...and im not talking about Puerto Vallerta.

Thanks for the help!

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Ok so this past weekend I went to authentic Spanish restaurant (not Mexican) in New York City. I will home for spring break in a few weeks and want to recreate my restaurant experience. Does anyone know of any truly great Spansh restaurants...and im not talking about Puerto Vallerta.

Thanks for the help!

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I believe La Casona (on Wethersfield Ave) is Spanish, not sure on authenticity though.

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Barcelona in West Hartford center offers somewhat authentic Spanish food. Their tapas are very similar to those I've had in Spain...jam

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Costa Del Sol on Wethersfield Ave. is a beautiful restaurant owned by Spaniards that has been around for years. Its towards the Wetherfield line on the corner of Eaton St. Highly recommended.

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Are you looking for specifically Spanish food or just "Latin" food?

That can open a lot of choices if that's the case.

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Costa Del Sol on Wethersfield Ave. is a beautiful restaurant owned by Spaniards that has been around for years. Its towards the Wetherfield line on the corner of Eaton St. Highly recommended.

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Are you looking for specifically Spanish food or just "Latin" food?

That can open a lot of choices if that's the case.

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Really looking for Spanish food but will take other options as well...

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Ah, okay. Well, for Spanish I would agree with what already has been posted and add Tapas On Ann in Hartford, on - uh, Ann street. lol http://www.tapasonline.com

Don't forget about Agave in downtown which is kind of a Spanish/Mexican/Southwestern mix. I know you said "not Mexican" but this really isn't "Mexican" as most know it. http://www.agavehartford.com

BUT for a real experience if you have never been to Braza on Farmington Avenue you have to go. Great - no, make that AWESOME Brazillian restaurant that is a resurected theater. You won't be disappointed for sure, I simply love the place and never get tired of it.

http://www.hottomatos.net/web/braza.html

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Ah, okay. Well, for Spanish I would agree with what already has been posted and add Tapas On Ann in Hartford, on - uh, Ann street. lol http://www.tapasonline.com

Don't forget about Agave in downtown which is kind of a Spanish/Mexican/Southwestern mix. I know you said "not Mexican" but this really isn't "Mexican" as most know it. http://www.agavehartford.com

BUT for a real experience if you have never been to Braza on Farmington Avenue you have to go. Great - no, make that AWESOME Brazillian restaurant that is a resurected theater. You won't be disappointed for sure, I simply love the place and never get tired of it.

http://www.hottomatos.net/web/braza.html

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While good restaurants, the food at all three is nothing like Spanish food (meaning from Spain). The first time I went to Tapas I was expecting typical Spanish tapas and found the name a misnomer, it's all Greek (though it is a good restaurant if you want Greek food). Agave is great but I have found nothing remotely Spanish there, and Braza is churasco typical of southern Brazil (and Argentina and Uruguay too).

For Spanish food I would say Costa del Sol and Barcelona are the only two that offer it in the Hartford area. Costa del Sol also offers some of the regional plates such as bacalao (which is big in Galicia). It's a shame that many Americans aren't familiar with food from Spain, I'm headed to Gran Canaria in 2 months so I can't wait to get some.

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I spend a fair amount of time visiting family in Italy and bacalao is a familiar dish to us as well. ;)

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Where do you go Jay? I go once a year to Roma and have family in Napoli.

There is no such thing as a bad meal in an Italian Restaurant. Food is such an important part of life in Italy.

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Ok so this past weekend I went to authentic Spanish restaurant (not Mexican) in New York City. I will home for spring break in a few weeks and want to recreate my restaurant experience. Does anyone know of any truly great Spansh restaurants...and im not talking about Puerto Vallerta.

Thanks for the help!

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ctman:

I think 'CostadelSol', a spainish restaurant that speciallizes in Spainish foods of the Valencia area (the sun Coast) in Spain is still open.

JimS

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Good there are still open!!! I love that place!

JimS

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