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2014 Winter Restaurant Guide:
New Orleans Tapas/Spanish Restaurants 

Cafe Granada
1506 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 865-1612;
Seafood paella combines shrimp, mussels, clams, chicken, calamari and chorizo. The ceviche changes regularly but always features local fish marinated in lime juice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

3312 Esplanade Ave., (504) 488-6946;
Caldereta is a lamb stew made with paprika, hot peppers, onions, garlic, carrots and red wine. For an appetizer, jumbo shrimp are simmered in garlic, olive oil and spices. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

Mimi's in the Marigny
2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868;
Mimi's serves a selection of hot and cold Spanish tapas. Goat cheese croquetas are fried goat cheese puffs served with caramelized onions and honey. Almond-stuffed dates are made with figs, honey and blue cheese and served with fruit. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Santa Fe Tapas
1327 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-9915
Santa Fe offers dishes such as Chipotle chicken wings and seafood nachos. Vegan dishes are available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Vega Tapas Cafe
 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007;
Chef/proprietor Glen Hogh's traditional Spanish tapas incorporate Louisiana seafood. Ensalada de aguacate features grilled avocado, pancetta, red onion, crispy shallots and Portuguese chestnut-vanilla vinaigrette. Gambas barbacoas is a puff pastry filled with jumbo Gulf shrimp and spicy chorizo cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Vine and Dine
141 Delaronde St., (504) 361-1402;
Brie and crab au gratin features lump crabmeat and is served with crostini. Pate Acadiana is a pate of liver and smoked sausage topped with Grande Marnier sauce. No reservations. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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Neighborhood | Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-Boys | Seafood

Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese

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