SquareMeal Review of
Mar I Terra
Well-worn features and a faded green frontage testify to Mar I Terra’s longevity and enduring appeal – and it’s easy to see why people keep coming back to this thoroughly authentic tapas joint.
There’s no doubting the excellence of the all-Spanish wine list or the punchy vigour of the nifty menu – try habas tiernas de Lodosa (baby broad beans sautéed with pata negra ham, mint, tomato and
sofrito), higadillos de pollo (chicken livers with Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar on a bed of spinach) or garlicky sardines ‘a la plancha’. Food is available throughout the day, although it’s limited
to cold deli plates during the afternoon – so draw up a perch at the bar (a relic from the building’s past life as a boozer) and conjure up some satisfaction from a glass of sherry plus a plate of
exclusive jamón gran reserva.