Barraca

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in everything, gluten free grubbing | 0 comments

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Memories of the days I spent in Spain are filled with late night dinners, flowing sangria, huge platters of paella, and an abundant mix of tapas to share for the table.

Upon returning I have found it difficult to translate those memories into life in NYC – that is until I came across Barraca in the West Village.

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photo: Blackbookmag.com

 

This eatery is serving up traditional Spanish tapas and seasonal sangrias until 3am.

I usually am extremely angered when a friend shows up an hour late, but in true Spanish fashion, I welcomed the late night 10:30pm dinner and filled the time with a glass of delicious sangria from the bar.

Fortunately for me, the food was worth the wait. Everything we ordered was gluten-free except the flatbread. In fact, a good portion of the menu (including the paella) is GF, just ask your server.

We got:

Coca De Escalibada: flatbread w/ olives, roasted veggies

Coca De Escalibada: flatbread w/ olives, roasted veggies

 

Calamar a la Plancha (GF): grilled squid w/ roasted peppers, kale

Calamar a la Plancha (GF): grilled squid w/ roasted peppers, kale

 

Berenjenaymiel (GF): eggplant, goat cheese, almonds & honey mustard sauce

Berenjenaymiel (GF): eggplant, goat cheese, almonds & honey mustard sauce

 

Coles de Bruselas (GF): brussels sprouts, fava beans & serrano ham

Coles de Bruselas (GF): brussels sprouts, fava beans & serrano ham

 

Costillas de Ternera (GF): braised short ribs w/ celery root, parsnip cream, artichoke confit & pearl onions

Costillas de Ternera (GF): braised short ribs w/ celery root, parsnip cream, artichoke confit & pearl onions

 

Chorizo Iberico (GF - minus the bread)

Chorizo Iberico (GF – minus the bread)

 

Pimientos de Piquillo (GF): piquillo peppers stuffed w/ oxtail stew

Pimientos de Piquillo (GF): piquillo peppers stuffed w/ oxtail stew

 

Langostinosen Salsa de Azafran (GF): shrimps w/ saffron sauce, broccoli & spicy tomato marmalade

Langostinosen Salsa de Azafran (GF): shrimps w/ saffron sauce, broccoli & spicy tomato marmalade

 

We skipped dessert because dinner was more than enough. Of all the dishes, my favorites were stuffed peppers, the short ribs & the brussels sprouts – although everything was great.

On a side note, apparently owners chef Jesus Nunez of the modern Spanish restaurant Gastroarte, and Héctor Sanz, founder of Quimeria Restaurant Group, which owns Rayuela and Macondo, are opening a sister restaruant directly next door – Melibea. I can’t wait to see (and try) the finished product.

 

Barraca
@BarracaNYC
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Rating: A
Pros: Tapas! My favorite - you get to sample everything.
Cons: Tiny – make a reservation. 

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Barraca: 81 Greenwich Ave New York, NY 10014 (212) 462-0080

 

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