I was surprised to discover – when I checked our archives – that I had never written about my visits to Tapeo, just its impending opening. My darling girlfriend and I have been there at least three times in the year since they’ve opened and have identified several dishes we particularly like. The sopa de ajo – garlic soup – is excellent, with a taste of cream and potato in the front of your mouth and a strong but smooth garlic taste on the back of the tongue as you swallow. The ensalada manchego has a good dressing and a nice mixture of textures, the calamari is not breaded and always done to a good texture, and of the various meats we’re particularly enamored of the pollo de ajillo (clearly nobody wants to be within a dozen paces of our breath after our meals there) and the puntas de solomillo.
When the weather is nice there’s a good assortment of seating outside and unlike a few other area restaurants I’ve never felt like the attentiveness suffered from being out there. Inside, on the other hand, there’s flamenco on certain nights. This weekend was the first time we had opportunity to be there when it was happening and I managed to grab a few clips which I have strung together here.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs