Having a spate of friends visit the island at the same time tends to focus the mind on places to eat. I had heard about Tapas and Wines in Las Galletas, it might not be hip but word was that like the other restaurants that are blossoming in this enclave between the beach and the marina it was worth a visit.
The only real problem I found with Tapas and Wines is that it is cramped. There is no ‘inside’ just 6 tables set out overlooking the bay in Las Galletas, the small black beach and the splendour of the mountains that surround the town, which on a nice day is perfect for long lazy lunches.
The culinary proposition is simple, like its name states, it serves tapas along with meat and freshly caught fish, unpretentiously grilled on the BBQ and conventional light Spanish dishes at prices everyone can afford.
The day we went the menu consisted of freshly caught sardines served with potatoes and salad, we also chose the fried camembert and the morcilla dulce (sweet black pudding) and Jim opted for the chicken escalope. The bread and alioli were free which in todays market is quite unusual! While the meal that followed was not bad or unpleasant, I just found it safe, standard and somewhat uninspired. I don´t know what I wanted just that it was a little more than I actually got, if that makes sense.
The staff are charming and could not have been more helpful, they closed the awnings when the wind crept up, they were attentive throughout our meal checking if everything was to our taste, I would even say they served one of the best barraquitos around so while I would not make a special journey if I was wanting a good value snack then I would certainly visit again.
The bill for three people including soft drinks and coffees was €32 plus tip. The complementary caramel vodka was rather nice 🙂