Bravas – Bellota

Bravas - Bellota
Crisped, Kennebec potatoes, chipotle bravas salsa, smoky aioli. $10
Bellota, San Francisco CA

These weren’t my favorite bravas ever. They tasted good, but they were SO greasy! I’m not sure if these were twice-fried, but they were just sponges of oil. Yuck!


Croqueta – Bellota

Croqueta - Bellota
Creamy clam and sea urchin fritter, pickled ramp, seaweed powder. $15
Bellota, San Francisco CA

These may have been small, but they were wonderful! The interior was so creamy and delicious, and they were fried perfectly. I can’t say I’ve ever had a clam and sea urchin croqueta, but my goodness it was tasty! I could eat an entire tray of these perfect morsels.

Pintxos – Aatxe

Pintxos - Aatxe
Pintxo gilda, smoked quail egg and mushroom, boquerones toast and mojo verde, corn and jamon croqueta, chorizo deviled egg. Happy hour, $1 each
Aatxe, San Francisco CA

Omg, this is my new favorite happy hour! $1 pintxos – I’m in heaven. And they are SO delicious and beautifully made.

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Montadito, Spanish fried rice & dessert – Aatxe

Fried chicken montadito - Aatxe
Fried chicken montadito, romesco, pimenton honey. Restaurant week dinner $65
Aatxe, San Francisco CA

Sorry for the REALLY dark pics, guys! These dishes were really good though. I just which you guys could see them! 🙂

Spanish fried rice - Aatxe
Spanish fried rice, chorizo, cuttlefish, bonito, cured yolk.

Cinnamon-vanilla arroz con leche - Aatxe
Cinnamon-vanilla arroz con leche, dark chocolate, caramel, toasted meringue.