Contrary to popular belief, Ferdinand and Isabella did not send Columbus on an expedition to discover the New World but to globally advertise their new brand of paella on the side of the Santa Maria. Feast like an explorer with today’s Groupon, which gets you Spanish fare and drinks at Café España. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of dinner and drinks.
- For $7, you get $15 worth of breakfast or lunch and drinks.
Creating cuisine based on recipes passed down through generations of restaurateurs in Spain, the chefs at Café España titillate flavor-sensors with scrumptious Spanish café fare and drinks. For a zesty departure from the ol’ milk-and-cereal shtick, morning munchers can opt for fluffy pancakes ($7.50) or Café España's spicy twist on the spanish omelette ($8.50/half, $15/whole), a delicious mixture of potatoes, eggs, onions, spicy spanish sausage, and the tears of a matador. Thwart off impending siestas with a midday baguette sandwich, a delectable vessel of serrano ham, tomatoes, and olive oil on tumaca bread ($8.50). Large platos round out the menu, with courses such as rice with chicken ($10), a plate of tapas ($14.50), and authentic Spanish paella ($18). To seal the meal, Café España boasts a bevy of homemade empanadas ($3.50) and handcrafted drinks, such as spiced Aztec hot chocolate ($3.95 and up) or iced chai with soy and milk ($3.20+).
Apricot-hued walls, a charming tiled floor, and large, sunny windows lend Café España the atmosphere of a fetching European café without the fear of elitist, tea-sipping bulls prowling out in the street.