Dallas >Food & Dining > Sangria Tapas Y Bar
4524 Cole Ave, Dallas, TX | Directions 7520532.822221 -96.789003
Mon. - Thu. 4pm - 11pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 12pm;Sun. 11am - 11pm
Neighborhoods: Oak Lawn
Wines are perfect – The wine list looks interesting!! and the servants are so nice
They offer great deals on Wines in TangoTab website, I used the coupon for just $3 Well Drinks, House Wines and Sangria !
It really worths a try
WARNING!!!! Be very cautious shopping and dining in Knox Village. They have a TOWING SCAM going in the area. A spotter sits in his car in the area and watches for naive shoppers who park in parking areas that are not clearly marked. They tow a number of vehicles down about 2 or 3 blocks and then take them all to City Vehicle Storage. I parked across from Chuy's restaurant and shopped in the area, but did not go inside Chuy's . The sign said "Do Not Park Here and go in Chuy's or you will be TOWED." It cost me $350 to get my vehicle on Thanksgiving weekend. The worst part was dealing with the woman, Jabba the Hut, at the tow yard.
Worst experience ever by a mile ... – I'm a pretty easy going girl and have never been too upset over a dining experience ... until this evening. I literally left the restaurant crying. Myself and 2 friends came here on a Wednesday night. Apparently they were having some sort of 50 cent sangria special because of the running of the bulls or whatever. I get it, it's busy. The 3 of us waited almost an hour ON THE SIDEWALK for a table, as there was no room inside or in the shade (note this is July 6 and the temp was 100F). To accommodate the crowd, they actually set up 5-6 tables in the alley between the restaurant and the building next door, out in the heat of the summer sun.
Sure enough, this is where they put us. After waiting so song, we decided not to wait for a table that was actually on the grounds of the restaurant and opted to sit with the flies and the view of 2 walls. It was disgusting.
And then, HERE IS THE KICKER. An table umbrella they set up to shield us in the alley from the sun blew over and blew into our table. One friend was struck in the arm so hard, his hand was numb the entire dinner. And worse, the wind blew the umbrella so that the pole flew under our table, struck me hard in the thigh, then went up my dress and stopped literally 4 inches from my crotch. Thank goodness it was stopped by the drape of the umbrella against the table, as I was very close to being violated by by the pole. We were both dazed, and I was doubled over in pain. People at the table next to us offered to call an ambulance. The General Manager Oscar Aroche even offered to call me a doctor. Being merely bruised and shaking, I declined the emergency assistance.
After that? The GM Oscar Aroche proceeded to tell me it wasn't HIS fault. He gave me his card, and I never saw him again. He never offered a thing, not a drink, a comp'ed appetizer, nothing. It's not like I was trying to profit from my injury, but the rudeness and total lack of courtesy was actually bizarre. I mean, 2 patrons were hurt in his makeshift alley dining "space", and he couldn't even muster the least bit of sympathy or graciousness. When my bill was brought later, I asked the waiter about it, and he was rude as hell. For the first time in my life, I swore at a waiter.
What about the rest of the dining experience? Those 50 cent sangrias? If we wanted one, we were told to get up and get them ourselves, despite the fact that other waiters were filling up the plastic cups with pitchers at each table next to us in the alley. Food came out, but we had no plates, silverware, napkins or water. We asked, and we were given plates and silverware. We had to ask again for napkins. The water never came. The waiter never once came to ask if we wanted anything else, even though this is a tapas restaurant (hello). Finally, after I held my nose to sign my credit card receipt, the waiter came back to the table to say I never gave it to him, and he demanded my customer copy!!!! So I also have no credit card receipt for my meal.
To recap: We were seated in an alley outside the restaurant, the food was mediocre and overpriced and covered in flies from the alley, I have a huge bruise from being struck by their umbrella, the GM Oscar Aroche was bizarrely unsympathetic and rude, the service was far worse than I've seen anywhere, and the waiter was so rude I actually swore at him. And I left bruised, limping, and crying.
Please don't ever, ever, ever, give these people your business. They don't deserve it.
Come for the food..stay for the drama and bad management. – One of my old buddies from the trenches of bartendin in Dallas scooped me up last evening, and we accepted an invitation to scout this place out. Two friends of mine (Nick Timms and Mike Cullum, US Army, 902nd Engineers Co.) are in town, on leave from Afghanistan and are seeking places to cool their heels and watch the lovely ladies go by.
Our waitress had offered to show them around to military friendly places, and the local clubs. She was in the process of taking very good care of us, when for some reason the manager cut her in the middle of our meal, and sent her packing. She had suffered the loss of a good friend as recent as a week ago and probably should not have even been working that night. She was in tears when she told us that she had been cut, and the manager had issued the order for her to leave ASAP.
My buddy was confused and shocked, as was I. Pete is retired Navy and served his country with honor and distinction. I was proud to show him this place and introduce him to what I THOUGHT would be a new drop point for my soldier friends when they come back in town.
I was enraged by this news. I flew into the main floor, from the patio and demanded to speak with the manager. My confrontation with her was brief, and furious. I cleaned my own table afterward, and threw the crumpled ticket for the overpriced table wine and semi decayed fruit that had polluted my mouth some seconds earlier.
I do NOT recommend this establishment, their food or their staff. I am personally offended that we would be treated this way, when our intentions were honorable and our cause is just.
My poor waitress asked for a ride to meet some friends and we gladly obliged. We sent her off with a hug and hopes that she would get some rest.
So sorry Erin. You deserve to be treated better than that.
Love this! – This is my favorite tapas place... I have spent extensive time traveling in spain, and around the Mediterranean area... and this hits the spot for me everytime I miss me some spanish life...
Grab a seat on the patio, order some drinks, and get a ton of tapas to share - can be affordable if you split everything among a few people...
It can be pricey though, so I always go on nights with drink specials and be sure to order smart!
Nice Surprise – I have passed this place everyday for the last 6 months going to work. One day a group of coworkers and I stopped in for a late happy hour early dinner thing. I was very impressed. It turns out Tuesday is half priced wine night. We passed on the HH prices on the drinks and opted instead for a bottle of wine and light tapas. The menu was not traditional Spanish items, so my friend asked (recently back from Spain). The waiter explained that the menu now was mixture of Mediterranean and Traditional Spanish Tapas. We had the dip tray with Babaganoush, Hummus and some other dip I had never heard of. Long story short we had a few bottles of wine, attentive service, and a lot of food.
Dishes to try: Three Dip platter, gnocci, lamb sticks, calamari all great.
Overall: Our group will be back in Tuesdays to come. Half priced wines, good bites, and freindly attentive service.
Excellent recommendation – I had dinner on Friday evening upon a co-worker's recommendation at Sangria. The place was busy, so my girlfriend and I had a drink or two at the bar. Even though busy, the bartenders were personal, and the sparkling sangria was different but a great flavor. Before we could finish our first round we were seated on the patio. We had a Tapas combination that was on the chalk boards above the kitchen and it was a great starter and set the mood for the rest of the meal. The duck confit was a great dish as was the seafood paella. We had three to four tapas each and just shared most of them. It was a great place the server let us take our time and order at leisure, but being very attentive. The best part was when the DJ started playing half way through our second pitcher. The entire restaurant was buzzing with laughter and people having a great time. We were enjoying ourselves so much that we ordered a bottle of wine and melted over their dessert called the "Spanish Toast". Upon a recommendation, we had a great night and will turn others toward this well kept secret.
You'll leave hungry and displeased. – Patio is good spot to sit, but other than that it is an awful place. Waitress was very rude and was "put out" to serve us. Food was very bland and over priced. All beef tapas were horrible...NO TASTE. Most menu items are not worth the price. Sangria was uninspired to be named as such. It just tasted like cheap red wine with an orange in it. I have enjoyed much better tapas throughout the Metroplex. Do NOT waste your time or your $$$.
Crazy meatballs! LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE! – This place is one of those spots in Dallas that is really always an enjoyable time for me. Yes, it's very crowded at peak times. Fortunately, I've never gone during peak times. I've really only gone off-peak, which has ensured a certain level of attention and service.
What has blown me away, are some of the dishes: I love the meatballs, the pan con tomate (an absolute STAPLE in Spain), the chorizitos; to me, these things are all fabulous. Chinese long-beans are excellent as well.
Go early to get a spot on the patio. It's worth it!
The reason I really like this place is that it's somewhat a slice of Spain in Knox-Henderson. It's loud, there's great tapas, drinking, food, people laughing, you can eat outside in the night air and it tends to be a beautiful crowd (which approximates the beautiful people of Spain).
Overrated trendy does not make up for service – The food was good--portions small. The service was slow and the waitress was so rude-she took my plate before I was finished and even knocked some off on the table. We went to Cafe Madrid to
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