Barlatas ~ "Foodie" Friday 10/19/18

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The rain continues and the Lakes are cresting and flooding in Texas! Lake Travis full is 685 feet and is now at 710 feet and more rain on the way. ACL is over and Formula 1 is scheduled this week-end (let's see how that goes with a wet track). I'd suggest if you're looking for something different, and want to get out stop into this Tapas Bar on South Lamar and taste their traditional Lata dishes.



Latas are small tins of gourmet, ready to eat vegetables, meat and seafood that are preserved in brine.  In Tapas Bars, they are often sold alongside the food that's been made in the restaurant. At Barlata, instead of serving canned food, owner Daniel Olivella cooks traditional lata dishes and serves them in fresh tins.  He has 35 years of experience and rave reviews and is secure with what he does and has fun doing it. The interior has concrete floors, yellow painted scaffolding pipe and graffiti type wall murals that depict different scenes like a bicycle race feeding zone.  There are pub height communal tables and a long bar, and on Fridays servers sometimes pass around a narrow spouted glass vessel that is for pouring wine or cava directly down the hatch called a porron. Their cocktails are inventive, and there's an all Spanish wine menu.  The tapas menu has labels like 'arroces' (includes rice) and 'fideos' (includes noodles) and 'comida caliente' (hot food).


A sampling of what's on their Tapas menus: On De Todo Un Poco there's Mussels with sofrito, peas and pancetta...Pork Meatballs with sepia, pine nuts & tomato sauce...and Baby Squid stuffed with a house made pork fennel sausage.  On the Paellas-Arroces-Fideos menu there's Paella Barlata with saffron rice, chicken, seafood, chorizo and vegetables...and Paella Barceloneta with saffron rice, red snapper and shellfish. The Pescado menu has Ceviche with shrimp, octopus and scallop.  On the Carne menu you'll find Seared Iberico Tenderloin A La Plancha with migas and chorizo... and Brisket Stuffed Cantelones with béchamel & manchego gratin. The Pinxtos menu offered small skewered bites like poached shrimp, piquillo pepper, Spanish asparagus with pickled egg & aioli...and Iberico A La Plancha with Iberico tenderloin, caramelized onions, red bell pepper puree & mustard sauce.  On the Postres (dessert) menu there's Barlata Tarta de Santiago - an almond cake with ginger blueberries & leche Merengada...and Tarta De Queso De Manchego - a Manchego cheesecake, fig marmalade, asian pears & sherry gastrique.


Watch this video about Barlata and how they make their delicious Tapas...


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Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Sounds like a fun place to meet up with friends enjoy some drinks and food. Hey do we need to send a boat your way? Austin lakes have been on the news lately with all the flooding. Be safe

Oct 19, 2018 04:37 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Dorie... some very interesting items on this menue... especially the tenderloin and the stuffed canneloni. Desserts also sound interesting even if a bit "complicated" for my personal taste. The almond cake on its own would do fine by me. Meantime, hope the rain abates soon.

Oct 19, 2018 04:38 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. Your recommendation this morning sounds enticing! Stay dry and enjoy your day

Oct 19, 2018 04:41 AM #3
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Good suggestion as usual Dorie. Hope your Geno's appt. today is succesful...

Oct 19, 2018 05:36 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You always have the best suggestions for places to dine in the area, if I ever visit Austin, I will certainly review your blog, so I know where to dine!

Oct 19, 2018 06:09 AM #5
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

SOunds like a great restaurant to visit Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR 

Oct 19, 2018 06:23 AM #6
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Dorie: No reason to cook...consumers in Austin should take your advice and try Barlatas.  Stay safe with all the rain and flooding!

Oct 19, 2018 06:42 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. This place sounds terrific. I think Austin maybe the food capital. On another front how did Geno make out yesterday afternoon?

Oct 19, 2018 07:11 AM #8
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie as soon as I saw the word "seafood" you had me!!!

Oct 19, 2018 07:21 AM #9
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  Dorie - tapas are a great way to sample/ dine in my opinion.  A little of this, try some of that. Terrific.

Oct 19, 2018 07:31 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an interesting take on tapas.  It has been years since we have been to Spain, and I don't recall tapas in tins, probably because we were focused on eating the amazing fresh seafood one.  A

Oct 19, 2018 07:49 AM #11
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Tapas are fun...and I think we'd enjoy this spot. On a side note, we went to a tapas bar in Vancouver a few years ago, and my mom, who won't admit to hearing loss, thought we said a TOPLESS bar. Lol, lol. She was relieved. 

Oct 19, 2018 09:08 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie- we love Tapas Bars and this one sounds wonderful!!! I love all of the restaurants that Austin has. 

Oct 19, 2018 05:42 PM #13
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Dorie,

How fun. The porron is from Catalunya. Have not had the squid with ink, since visiting there. 

Oct 19, 2018 08:47 PM #14
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