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The Spanish really know how to make dinner a festive occasion and Kika Tapas is no different. Billowing orange curtains, colourful striped walls and mismatched water glasses create a cheerful atmosphere which the crowds of Darlinghurst flock to. Menus are laminated with old Spanish beauty magazine covers, feigning a scene of Spanish-fluent diners catching up on the latest Hollywood goss. Most tables will order classic plates of garlic prawns and grilled chorizo. Add the Lomo con Roquefort – thinly sliced barbecued eye fillet with shavings of blue cheese and topped with finely grated beetroot – and a tomato salad to balance out the rich flavours and you have yourself a flamenco inducing feast. For dessert the crema catalana is “like creme brulee but better because it’s Spanish”.
A lot of people salsa their way back to Kika, so to keep the menu fresh there are always new dishes to try. There are tables out on the street but get in quick for these, because they’re very popular.