Like voluntary tasings and constructive criticism, some meals are best when delivered in small doses. Snack in stride with today's Groupon to Sangria Tapas Cafe in Royal Oak. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Spanish fare and drinks for dinner.
- For $5, you get $10 worth of Spanish fare and drinks for lunch.
The chefs at Sangria Tapas Cafe spread a cozy blanket over the many flavorful regions of the Iberian Peninsula, gaining the trust of 42 types of tapas and four varieties of paella before feeding the naive savories to hungry patrons. With toes tapping sandy tiles and elbows perched on wooden tables in the restaurant's taverna-style dining room, customers can browse a menu bursting with dinner and lunch options. Sharable tapas plates provide culinary overtures, with mushroom caps ($6.95) singing arias silently due to shrimp-stuffed mouths, and potato-and-cheese croquetas ($5.95) muffled with a layer of sour cream. Palates warmed by the pork sausage and tri-colored peppers ($7.95 for lunch; $6.95 for dinner) cool themselves with slices of spanish manchego cheese and bites of dry chorizo. Paellas simmer in four styles, including the seafood-and-vegetable paella swimming in a fish-and-saffron broth, as well as the mushroom paella piled with portobellos, shitakes, and cremini.
An outdoor covered patio hosts patrons during summer afternoons and warm evenings, and the restaurant stages live flamenco performances on Thursday nights. Diners may participate in salsa lessons on Wednesday and Thursday nights at Sky Club, the upstairs dance club that offers free cover to Sangria clientele and members of the clean-plate club.
Downtown Royal Oak
401 S Lafayette Ave.
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067