Tapas-One focuses on the best
By Douglas Habecker
Translated by Angel Pu
273-1, GongYi Rd, Sec 2, Nantun Dist.
Hours: Tue-Fri. 12-2 pm, 5-10 pm; Mon. 5-10 pm; Sat-Sun. 12-10 pm
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
In the almost half-year that it's been open, Tapas-One has moved on from a high-profile launch and settled down--after some adjustments--into a dining groove that seems to suit most of its patrons. As management readily admits, achieving this certainly wasn't easy and required some experimentation with the menu.
Today, this swanky Spanish establishment welcomes a variety of guests with a full range of fare, including authentic Spanish main courses and set meals that come with three kinds of Pintxos appetizers, bread, soup and salad options, and drink. There are also reasonably-priced Tuesday-Friday lunches (from NT$250 a la carte and NT$420 for sets).
Not surprisingly, however, a main Tapas-One attraction is a full range of Spanish tapas appetizers that can be enjoyed alone or with a main course. November is an ideal time to enjoy tapas, which are discounted 20% after 8 p.m. daily throughout the month. Diners can grab a table, or seats at the long dining bar, order up a bunch of these savory palate-pleasers and enjoy