The shareable portions of tapas help bring friends together, inspire business deals, and fuel rampant bartering binges. Trade delectable bites with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a tapas dining experience for two at Palo Cortado in Brooklyn. The tapas dining experience includes:
- Four plates of tapas (up to a $52 value)
- One pinchos option (up to a $7 value)
Palo Cortado––reviewed in Grub Street New York and New York Press––sates palates with an authentic Spanish meal of four tapas and one order of pinchos. Elegantly plated on square white dishes, Palo Cortado's culinary masterpieces include the boquerones en vinagre, a vibrant congregation of marinated white anchovies, capers, garlic, and parsley ($10) that cha-chas across the tongue while high-fiving the taste buds. Poached shrimp blanketed with green sauce and accented with avo and crispy chorizo comprise the gambas en salsa verde ($9), and the pulpo a la gallega graces gums with a savory share of Spanish octopus clenching onto fingerling potatoes ($13). Meanwhile, the lemon-infused albondigas de cordero sports spiced lamb meatballs surrounded by a moat of mint-cucumber yogurt ($10), great for fueling whispered adorations or plans of building a castle out of meat. Finally, an order of pinchos ensures tapas tidbits safely journey through the tonsils with friends such as the fried chickpeas of the garbanzos fritos dish ($4).
A pool of dim luminance spilling from softly glowing sconces and cast-iron chandeliers exquisitely highlights Palo Cortado's rustic décor. Settle into the intimate dining room, which exudes a breath of moodiness bolstered by an exposed brick wall and sea of tables for spontaneous games of musical chairs.
520 Court St.
Brooklyn, New York 11231