It’s Krogveckan or restaurant week in Sweden and affiliated restaurants offer 2 courses for 200 crowns. This is a bargain since eating out in Sweden costs an arm and a leg.
I chose this restaurant because of the menu. I had the Serrano ham and chorizo as the first course and they were ok. The Serrano was very flavourful, not too salty and there was enough of it to satisfy a money-pincher like me. The chorizo, however, was a disappointment. It was a bit tasteless!
I chose the seafood tapas consisting of three dishes – shrimp and garlic, mushrooms and garlic and calamares. The last tapas was top notched – the coating was spicy and crunchy while the meat inside was tender and succulent. It’s seldom one finds non-leathery calamares so I was in 7th heaven! The mushrooms in garlic was good but not exceptional. The shrimp, however, was straight out of the freezer – tasteless with a strange texture. The Swedes have a preference for boiled seafood so it’s hard to find raw shrimps in the supermarkets. I would expect a tapas restaurant, however, to able to source raw shrimps for this dish!
Being restaurant week, it was a surprise to find that the restaurant was not at all full. We created our own ambiance though so it wasn’t a problem.
I would definitely go back here but just for the calamares. Their tapas are around 80 crowns which is too much for my wallet and the mains range from 249-349 crowns, also out of my league.
Andalucia, Döbelnsgatan 79, Stockholm (metro: Odenplan)