SquareMeal Review of
Rosita & The Sherry Bar
Antonio Belles and Cristina Garcia recently closed nearby Lola Rojo to concentrate on its hugely popular little sibling down the road. Rosita is a real looker, with its Moorish paintings, bright tiles and close-set tables arranged around a hefty, marble-topped bar. Traditional tapas are primed to complement a 20-strong list of affordably priced sherries (all served by the glass), so pick from small plates such as slivers of top-quality acorn-fed jamón, white anchovies with salmorejo dressing, patatas bravas or roast chicken croquetas for some light distraction. Otherwise, order slow-cooked dishes and specialities from the charcoal oven – perhaps duck egg with chorizo, potatoes and sun-dried tomatoes, Dexter steaks and meatballs or octopus with papas arrugadas (‘wrinkled’ baked potatoes) and mojo rojo. ‘Healthy combi’ lunch menus offer speedy sustenance for a fiver during the working week, while all-Spanish staff provide smiling service.