Tapas Revolution Review – the New Evening Tours of Spain Menu
Last night we had a lovely family meal out at Tapas Revolution Meadowhall to try their new Evening Tours of Spain menus which are three special set tapas offerings that showcase Spain’s authentic regional cuisine.
Each menu costs £11.95 and features dishes from a different area of Spain:
- De Norte a Sur — From North to South, with dishes from Bilbao in the north, Oviedo, and Badajoz close to the Portuguese border.
- Por las Costas — By the Coasts, travels from Valencia the home of rice dishes, to Barcelona and San Sebastian in mountainous Basque country.
- Verduras — Vegetables, includes dishes from A Coruña, Tapas Revolution’s founder Omar’s hometown of Madrid and Sevilla.
Click the image above to see the full menu.
We tried two of these menus, Por las Costas and Verduras. My husband had the Por las Costas and I the Verduras but we shared a few things too.
The Por las Costas menu consists of the following dishes:
- VALÈNCIA | Paella Valenciana which is the famous Spanish dish of saffron rice cooked with chicken.
- BARCELONA | Berenjenas fritas which are crispy fried slices of aubergine in a spiced honey and thyme dressing.
- SAN SEBÁSTIAN | Calamares fritos which is another classic! Deep-fried squid served with alioli.
All three dishes were lovely but the aubergine dish really stood out. Neither of us had aubergine cooked like this before and it was delicious! The sauce was salty and tasted of soy sauce and the crispy batons of aubergine were so yummy. Apparently aubergine is used in many tapas dishes in the Cataluña region.
The Verduras menu consists of the following dishes:
- A CORUÑA | Pimientos de Padrón which are fried sweet green peppers from the Padrón province in A Coruña.
- MADRID | Patatas bravas which is a famous and popular dish of roasted potatoes with spicy tomato sauce and alioli.
- SEVILLA | Piquillos rellenos de setas which is a dish of baked piquillo peppers filled with mushroom béchamel.
Patatas bravas is a dish I often order when visiting Spanish restaurants because it’s always nice and it’s a good vegetarian option. This dish was lovely and the tomato sauce had a great kick to it.
The Pimientos de Padrón dish was really interesting and sort of like a Spanish version of Edamame beans but with peppers. They’re salty and snacky and make a great side dish or bar snack.
The Piquillos rellenos de setas dish (further up in the post, in the photo next to the paella) was delicious! Really creamy and satisfying and a completely new meal for me.
With each menu, you get a generous serving of gorgeous bread with alioli for dipping. It’s a common misconception that tapas will not fill you up because they’re only small plates of food but if you eat three each and a plate of bread, you will definitely be full and satisfied. We had to leave a little bit because we were so full!
The girls shared a kids’ menu. You can choose two kids tapas from a list and get mini churros for dessert for just £5 which is great value.
My girls had Croquetas de jamón which are deep-fried Ibérico ham and béchamel croquettes and Pan con tomate — toasted bread, tomato and olive oil. Yum! I sampled the bread too and it was so nice.
The fresh churros went down well and came with a chocolate dipping sauce.
It was a really lovely meal out and we really enjoyed trying new tapas dishes. The staff was really friendly and authentic and greeted us with smiles and “Hola!”. They were really nice to the kids and provided them with crayons and an activity sheet each.
The service was great too and the dishes arrived at the table very quickly!
Our visit to Tapas Revolution was very enjoyable and we’ll definitely go back again.
We were invited to try the menu in exchange for this review. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.