Mon - Thu: 5PM - 11PM
Fri - Sat: 5PM - Midnight
Sun: 5PM - 10PM
The Cobble Hill kitchen of culinary couple Alex Raij and Eder Montero brings the Moorish- and Sephardic-influenced flavors of Basque Country to Brooklyn. As at the duo's Manhattan restaurants (Txikito, El Quinto Pino), tapas, such as artichoke with anchovy aioli and spiced fried chickpeas, are a highlight. The benefits of saving room for an entrée include albóndigas (lamb meatballs in mint yogurt) or classic fideua (a noodle paella with shrimp, squid and clams). The comfortably snug tin-ceilinged, brick-walled dining room is as inviting as the aromas from the kitchen. The spot instantly won loyal regulars, who were easily lured inside from the quaint, tree-lined street and happy to have such expert Spanish cooking — plus a nice bar to relax and enjoy a glass of sherry — in the neighborhood. Since GQ named La Vara one of the 12 Outstanding Restaurants of 2013, visitors from all over have been making it their destination, too.
F, G to Bergen St.
What to tell a cabbie
Take me to Clinton between Warren St. and Congress St. in Brooklyn.
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