Dating back to 1927 and run by the third generation of the same family, La Viña del Ensanche on Calle Diputación is a classic, a historic institution that specialises in acorn-fern ibérico hams from Joselito – a gastronomic jewel only served in the most prestigious restaurants and sold in delicatessen stores.
Still retaining its original furniture, La Viña del Ensanche reminds of the typical Spanish taverns of old days. With its wooden interiors, sparkling hams hanging from the ceiling and pleasantly bustling atmosphere, La Viña is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Spain´s most traditional social ritual, the Tapeo. Apart from delicious tapas and pintxos, this rustic tavern offers a tasting menu which is literally to die for!
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Joselito Iberian Cured Ham with tomato, virgin olive oil and oven baked ciabatta/ Joselito Ham Croquettes
Josellinis au gratin (Iberian loin, melted cheese and foie on crystal bread)
Marinated Bluefin tuna served with shusi rice
Grilled cod with roasted peppers
Joselito Iberian pork cheeks with mashed potato
Delicate creme broulee with cheese ice cream
Assortment of home-made chocolates & surprises
Price: 30E per person (taxes and beverages not included)
Apart from the bar, La Viña del Ensanche has a cozy, intime room called El Taller–workshop in Spanish- prepared with showcooking where guests can delight their palates with the Gastronomic Menu consisting of five dishes and two desserts, all accompanied by the best selection of wines. Price: 50E per person (taxes includes), beverage not included.
LA VIÑA DEL ENSANCHE GOURMET STORE
On special occasions, when celebrating an anniversary dinner or a night tapas party with friends at home, I head to La Viña Gourmet Store, browse through their curated selection of products and buy some of their classic recipes. The Iberian ham or codfish croquettes are simply sublime!
10 Diputación Street
Tel: 944 155 625