Food and drink
A plate of fabulous ham carved off the bone is a good dish to share as a starter and even something as simple sounding as pan con tomate (crushed tomatoes on bread) is a treat. But the real speciality here is the rice, cooked to perfection. Anthony Herrraiz's six different variants on paella raise paella out of its rustic convivial reputation to a gastronomic feast. Each is prepared for a minimum of two people - and served in its iron cooking pan. My favourite is the black rice - rice cooked in squid ink with squid and fish, but the valencienne with rabbit, chicken and vegetables is excellent, too. And it's also a pleasure to find an interesting list of Spanish wines.
Fashionable yet relaxed. The sleek modern interior suits the sophisticated take on Spanish cuisine, with a clientele that is smart but not showoff.
Courteous, knowledgable Spanish staff, happy to explain the different wines and dishes
A good central location on the busy quayside thoroughfare of St-Germain.
Rice dishes cost 22 euros per person; there's also a rice menu at 44 euros with tapas, paella and dessert and a tapas menu at 49 euros per person served for a whole table.
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- Families with teenagers
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
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