Sangria Mahwah

I tried Sangria in Mahwah last night after being told about it by a doctor I work with. I’ve been looking forward to a good tapas place in the area. I headed over there on a Saturday night with my parents.

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Dinner at Sangria

The place was packed and the hostess area was crowded with no hostess in sight for awhile. A few people actually walked out. She was running around trying to take care of everybody. I was finally able to give her my name. She was very nice. I had a reservation, but it seemed like they still seated you only once a table became available. We were still seated after a few minutes.

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Menu

We had to try the sangria. I do not know why I didn’t just go with the classic red because I was not a fan of the cranberry sangria. ItΒ  tasted like cough medicine. No good. I ordered a glass of the traditional red sangria later on and it was much better.

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Cranberry Sangria

They start you off with a plate of Pan con Tomate and olives. The tomato spread was okay, it had a pretty dominant flavor I cold not distinguish though. It was not like the garlicky spreads I’ve enjoyed in the past.

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Pan con Tomate and Olives

We ordered the Table Iberica with 36-month aged Jamon, Goat Cheese Wine, 18-month aged Jamon, and Manchego Cheese. They were not skimpy with the ham. It was served with a tasty pistachio sauce.

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Tabla Iberica
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36-Month Jamon Iberico and Wine Goat Cheese
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18-Month Jamon Serrano and Manchego

We were given a fairly generous side of sliced bread to enjoy with it.

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Bread

The Bacalao Croquettes were pretty good and served with a side of aioli.

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Bacalao Croquettes with Saffron Aioli

They were creamy and not too salty.

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The Vieras Basque were seared scallops over white beans, chorizo, and spinach. The scallops were pretty tender. The beans had a nice smoky flavor from the chorizo.

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Scallops, White Beans, Spinach, Chorizo

I really liked the Tostones Sangria. They were fried plantains topped chorizo and melted Manchego cheese drizzled with balsamic. Yum!

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Tostones Sangria
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Tostones, Chorizo, Melted Manchego

My parents enjoyed the Mariscada Salsa Verde. The dish was more than enough for the two of them, especially after a few tapas. It had clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, calamari, saffron rice, vegetables, and an asparagus cognac sauce.

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Mariscada Salsa Verde

If you skip the tapas and just order dinner, it should make for a satisfying single serving.

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Shellfish, Asparagus Cognac Sauce, Saffron Rice

For dessert, we had the Churros con Chocolate and the Flan. The churros were a bit dry and not soft. It was close to closing time, so I could tell they were not made to order and may have been sitting out a bit. The chocolate dipping sauce was good.

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Churros con Chocolate

The flan was very good. Creamy and sweet with a caramel drizzle and a few berries.

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Flan with Caramel Sauce

The tapas were a decent serving and had some good flavors. They weren’t out of this world and having enjoyed tapas in Spain, they do not really compare. I would like to come back to try their other tapas.

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Sangria
1033 MacArthur Blvd
Mahwah, NJ 07430
(201) 962-3310
Website

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Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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