Tapas in Paris: Casa san Pablo

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My first recommendation for things to do, see and eat when in Paris, comes in the form of a delicious restaurant in the heart of Le Marais; a really interesting  and historical quarter in the 3rd and 4th arrondissements.

A little controversially, it’s actually not a French restaurant but an amazing Spanish tapas joint. Yes, we all love a good steak-frites, but sometimes it’s nice to sample something a little different. Just round the corner from the Saint-Paul metro station, at 4 Rue de Sevigne, you’ll find  Casa san Pablo; a cosy little restaurant perfect for a romantic date or a casual evening with friends.

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The bright lights and colours are really reminiscent of a Spanish bar in barcelona. It’s also a very popular place so you may need to book if you want to be sure of a table! We took a seat outside though and the waiters even gave us a jug of free sangria to keep us entertained…

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There’s a great varied menu with everything from fish and meat dishes to plates of charcuterie and cheeses. In my opinion though, the real way to do it is just to order a big selection of tapas dishes (all around the 6 euro mark), and have a taste of everything! I recommend about 3 dishes per person (4 if you’re hungry…) and they’ll provide you with plenty of bread to mop any leftovers up.

Inside is very traditional of a tapas place with cosy corners, a big bar, and squished up tables to crowd your friends around. Yes, it’s a little cramped, but I always think that adds to the fun of a place.

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So what did we eat?

We randomly selected a few of our favourite looking dishes; some we’ve had before, some a little less familiar.

These were the ones that really stood out for me ..

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A really fantastic battered calamari with garlic mayo and lemon juice. This is one of my favourite Spanish imports and I always order it when I’m having tapas.

I have to say this was definitely up there with some of the best I’ve tried and really reminded me of some I had in Madrid a few months ago.

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Perfectly creamy and garlicy Patatas aioli. Melt in your mouth stuff!

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Slices of bread topped with either tomato and cheese or tomato and Serrano ham. Kind of like a mini pizza!

Incredibly moorish…

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Clams in garlic (you can tell I like my garlic right?); my favourite shellfish.

You can just see in the background and to the right some mozzarella sticks and some ham croquettes which were equally delicious.

Feeling full and a little tipsy from the two (or three?) sangrias, we headed home, absolutely certain this will be a regular spot for me over the next few months. It’s such a lovely charming restaurant and I definitely recommend trying it out if you’re in Paris and in the mood for something that’s not French!

Hope you guys enjoyed the first of my to-do themed Paris posts! Check back in tomorrow for something beauty-related 🙂 

Thanks for reading! Joanna xxxxx

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Hi, I'm Jo. A marketing girl with a love of bold lips, luxury skincare, delicious food, and travelling to new places. Continuing to blog all my adventures...

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