Dubai– Joining the current culinary collection of 24 restaurants and bars at JA the Resort Dubai; the newly-opened Taperia brings authentic and tasty Spanish tapas and signature sangrias in a cozy and vibrant atmosphere, to the buzzing destination. To celebrate the opening, from the 1st to the 10th of October, Spanish nationals and anyone from a Spanish-speaking country can claim 40% off their total bill.
Located in JA Beach Hotel at JA The Resort, the lively restaurant and bar is alive with Spanish guitar and flamenco dancers several nights a week, but the food takes centre stage. The Tapas Calientes menu features all the best-known Spanish tapas including patatas bravas, seafood croquettes with spicy sauce and Manchego cheese, and Andalusian octopus and squid with lemon and parsley dip, while the Tapas Frias features memorable dishes such as melon with dried Cecina beef, cured for 36 months and Boquerones anchovies with roasted eggplant and tomato. The chef’s signature dishes include 4 different Paellas including the highly recommended Paella de Bogavante -flamed saffron rice, Garrofón beans, prawns, cuttlefish, served with a whole Canadian Lobster on top – Chef Marco’s Valencian-inspired paella. There are also some curated main course options like smoked garlic gambas, grilled octopus, and rack of lamb, while desserts include Churros with chocolate dip, and the traditional Santiago cake, a kind of almond tart from Galicia. Since eating tapas is historically centered around enjoying a drink – Taperia offers plenty of authentic options from jugs of sangria for 115AED, a collection of Spanish wines and signature cocktails, including homemade infused gin with Seville oranges.
The indoor area of Taperia restaurant has lots of cozy nooks and crannies, creating a warm and inviting ambiance for up to 60 people while the outdoor terrace also allows an additional 60 guests to enjoy the balmy breezes while enjoying a refreshing sangria or two. The wrought iron features and whitewashed exposed brickwork of the venue create the perfect backdrop for casual drinks, or a full-blown fiesta and Latin staff are on hand to offer expert recommendations in tapas and grape.