After a recent trip to visit my brother in Northwest Spain, I'd been on a mission to find palatable vegan tapas in Dallas. My only experiences with Spanish tapas in town included fat-laden potatoes, olives, and way too much vino tinto! Having been accommodated by other Lombardi restaurants in the past, I decided to give Sangría Tapas y Bar a try...and they certainly did not disappoint! With their impressive wine list and standard menu items including Pimientos del Padron (fried peppers native to Northwest Spain), Marcona Almonds, and Esparragos y Setas a la Plancha (asparagus and oyster mushrooms sautéed in garlic and olive oil), I was happy to indulge in the Spanish feast! General Manager Gerald DuBose was extremely accommodating. On a whim, he had his chef prepare me a special dish consisting of mixed sautéed vegetables and informed me of other dishes that could easily be made vegan (Vegetable Paella and Vegetable Fideua) with advance notice. I plan on returning to Sangría Tapas y Bar very soon to sample their paella and fideua...and probably a little too much vino tinto!
Try Sangría on Tuesday nights for half-priced bottles of wine, or hold off until the weekend for $6.00 bottomless brunch sangrías.