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Tasty tapas at Cocina

Situated just a two minute walk from the Market Place of the picturesque town of Richmond, North Yorkshire, Wine & Dine Yorkshire were invited to The Little Drummer Boy by Cocina for a tapas extravaganza.

Upon arrival, our first impression was great, the restaurant has a cute, quirky style with a number of little rooms inside and really nice atmosphere.

We decided to choose six dishes between us and share them with a side of chips. After all, tapas is all about trying out different dishes and is perfect for sharing.

The menu boasted a wide variety of tasty food which you could instantly tell was fresh, expertly cooked and presented to a high standard.

So without a further ado, here is what we had…

Migas – Fried bread tossed with bacon, chorizo and black pudding topped with a fried egg. This was beautifully presented, the egg was lovely and runny which oozed on top of the chorizo. This was an extremely tasty dish and a brilliant twist on a breakfast classic.

Torreznos y Lombarda a la Madrilena – Slow cooked belly pork with red cabbage and apples. Belly pork just has to have a crispy edging, and this dish certainly did. Due to being slow cooked, the meat was succulent and juicy. The apples were a brilliant pairing and it didn’t take us long to finish this dish!

Gambas a la garbardina – Battered prawns with a sweet chilli dip. This was absolutely gorgeous and the best dish of the evening. The prawns were a crispy yet extremely tender, the sweet chilli dip really complimented this dish. We would definitely order again, as this dish was super mourish.

Mejillones a la Marineva – Mussels in a white wine garlic sauce. Mussels are an absolute favourite of ours, and these certainly did not disappoint. For a tapas dish, this was really good portion size and each and every one was cooked perfectly. The garlic sauce was creamy, rich and the perfect sauce the dunk a muscle into.

Patatas Bravas – Tapas fried potatoes with tomato and chilli sauce. The staple tasas dish. The lovely crispy outer and fluffy inner as just how we liked them cooked. The kick from the chilli added a nice depth.

Champinones al Ajo – Mushrooms in garlic sauce. Talking of that garlic sauce, this one was even garlicky. Again a lovely dish, exactly what you would expect at a tapas restaurant ad a dish that we will always naturally gravitate to! Who doesn’t love a garlic mushroom?

After filling up with the beautiful dishes, we still had just a little space to share a dessert. We decided to go for the Chocolate Brownie and as with the rest of the dishes, the portion size was amazing, really filling and spongy – we just couldn’t manage to polish the lot off.

Overall our visit was delightful and we loved how there was still so much we haven’t tried as it means our only option is to come back and try more!

So if you are looking for a perfect date night with delicious dishes, visit and book a table today!

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