Popular tapas restaurant celebrates 'Fiesta Nacional de España' with half price meals

To celebrate Spain's National Day, Cafe Andaluz restaurants' will be serving a special 'Fiesta Nacional de España' menu, which includes half price tapas.

Published 14th Oct 2019
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

From 13-17 October, diners at Cafe Andaluz at restaurants in Glasgow's West End, Glasgow City Centre, Edinburgh New Town, Edinburgh Old Town and Aberdeen City Centre will enjoy a selection of authentic Spanish tapas and wine, from the best of Southern Spain and Andalucia region.

The menu, which is available for a limited time only, is priced at £24 and includes the choice of any five tapas and two desserts between two people.

Customers who book at Cafe Andaluz during this time will also be entered into a prize draw to win an all expenses paid trip to the Spanish region to soak up the very best of flamenco, fiestas, sherry, siestas, sun-gilded hilltop towns and shimmering sea.

The 'Fiesta Nacional de España' menu includes a range of tapas such as: Tortilla Espanola - a traditional mainstay of Spanish tapas, tortilla is a thick omelette filled with sliced potato; Ensalada Andaluza - a salad of asparagus tips, artichokes and sun blush tomatoes with a sweet hinamin dressing; Patatas Bravas - skin-on halved new potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce and alioli; Ensalada de Pinones - a salad of pearl couscous, cherry tomatoes and Spanish olives, tossed with lemon, olive oil, sea salt, fresh basil and toasted pine nuts.

Picture: Cafe Andaluz

Fish Tapas available include: Calamares- crisp-fried classic calamari rings served with fresh lemon and smoked paprika alioli; Lubina con salsa Mediterranea - fillet of sea bass with slow-cooked red peppers, garlic, paprika, chilli, black olives, capers and anchovies and Gambas Pil Pil - hot roast king prawns with olive oil, chilli, paprika and garlic.

Meat tapas include Albondigas - traditional spiced pork and beef meatballs in a rich tomato sauce; Chorizo al Vino - sliced chorizo sautéed in red wine; and  Croquetas de Jamon y Queso - crisp croquettes stuffed with Serrano ham and mozzarella cheese, served with garlic alioli.

There are both vegan and vegetarian tapas options available as part of the dining offer as well as 'Para Compartir' (sharing plates) and tapas accompaniments from an additional £3.

Tony Conetta, Director of The Di Maggios Restaurant Group (The DRG) said: "Cafe Andaluz restaurants recreate the magic and charm of an authentic Spanish dining experience with an extensive range of dishes showcasing the best of southern Spain's food and drink.

"Our popular tapas and mouth-watering menus showcase the essence of the Andalusion region and highlight the rich and flavoursome cuisine that Spain is famed for".

Picture: Cafe Andaluz

The  ‘Fiesta Nacional de España' is available from Sunday 13th October to Thursday 17th October (inclusive) between 12pm - 10:30pm across Cafe Andaluz Scotland wide locations - Glasgow West End, Glasgow City Centre, Edinburgh New Town, Edinburgh Old Town and Aberdeen City Centre.

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For more information or to book, please click here.

To enter the online prize draw please visit Cafe Andaluz Facebook page.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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