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“Wonderful Tapas!”

Bistro Mediterranean & Tapas Bar
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Ranked #55 of 450 Restaurants in Norwalk
Price range: US$16 - US$29
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Three of us went on a whim and sat at the bar. We ordered about 9 tapas/appetizers. Each one was better than the rest. The Gambas A La Plancha (shrimp) were fresh, crunchy and delicious. The Shaved Brussels Sprout salad was different and probably the best dish we had. Everything was fresh, beautifully seasoned and delicious. Do yourself a favor and grab a drink and a few bites with a friend. You won't be disappointed!

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Reviewed 23 January 2016

Went for dinner with our Spanish teacher and it was fantastico. The menu is pretty diverse but each plate was skillfully prepared and the pace was perfect. We were there to speak Spanish and our waiter graciously let us practice and was very good at letting us take our time. The tapas were terrific, the wine list very strong and i would go back in a heartbeat. Prices are good for the value and we had a great time

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Reviewed 21 December 2015

please stop with the hovering waiters. The wait staff is not pushy...but they're always right behind your chair, it seems. Kind of annoying. Everything we ordered was delivered promptly, tapas-wise. But the main courses, although very nice to look at, were overly salty, for some reason.

The menu is really awesome as well as the wine list.

One big plus is that is very much amenable to people with physical challenges. Lots of room between tables. Made us feel good to see how easily super-seniors in wheel chairs or with walkers could still go out with their multi-generational families for a nice meal.

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Reviewed 20 December 2015

We were greeted warmly and had high hopes for this venue after reading some favorable reviews. It seemed strange that at 730pm on a Saturday night, the house was half empty/full, while another restaurant in the area turned us away as they were booked solid. We decided to go with salad and tapas. The garlic olives on the table were tasty , and the warm bread was delicious and crusty. We had to ask twice to get another serving of it. We are not meat eaters, so we ordered tuna tartare, shrimp in garlic, squid and a fried artichoke salad. The tuna tartare was excellent, fresh and well presented. The artichoke salad was bland, despite the addition of fresh cilantro and sliced jalapenos. The artichokes were not very flavorful and tasted strongly of the oil they were fried in. The feta cheese was absent of flavor. I asked for a sauce or dressing as there was none and they returned the salad with additional greens and a slight amount cirtrus based dressing. Still bland but better. The shrimp arrived with an unusual red sauce- not sure what was in it but it tasted like a madeira wine that didn't complement the shrimp. Same treatment with the grilled squid- and we did not eat it. They were kind enough to remove it from the bill. Our clothing smelled of fried fish when we left. We may not try this place again- time will tell.

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Reviewed 11 December 2015

Early on a Monday and we were the only ones there. The service was very good, the wine selection well above average. I found the food a tad bland; not bad by any means but not memorable either. The menu is more Spanish than what we commonly think of as Mediterranean, but I just returned from Sapin where I found the food a tad bland as well. I'd give it a second try for sure.

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