Specials For The Week February 23 to March 1

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February
23

Costa del Sol Spanish Restaurant

It’s that time of the week again when we roll out our weekly specials! It might be raining on and off this weekend but it always the sunny side of Spain at Costa del Sol. This week we have a grilled tuna with Puttanesca style sauce with crushed tomato, green olives anchovies, and garlic. See all our specials:

SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP

Sopa de ajo
Andalusian garlic soup with a touch of Fino sherry and topped with a garlic herb crouton, 7.00

APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS

Surtido Mediterráneo
Assorted dish with hummus, toasted baguette slices, piquillo peppers, charred artichoke, olives Mahón cheese, and smoked salmon, 11.00

Ensalada de verdes y Jamón
Mixed greens and shredded kale salad with beets, blood oranges, grape tomatoes, Serrano ham, and Manchego shavings, with an apple cider vinaigrette, 12.00

PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE

Atun a la plancha
Grilled tuna with Puttanesca style sauce with crushed tomato, green olives anchovies, and garlic, 27.00

Chuletas de cordero
Free range all-natural lamb chops with citrus glazed Cipollini onions and rosemary scented Port reduction dem-glace, 29.00

Specials for the week – February 16 – 22

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February
17

This week we have some fantastic specials! Come in and try our grilled scallops with a strawberry risotto. See all our specials below;

SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP

Crema de langosta

Creamy lobster bisque with a touch of Spanish Brandy and topped with crème fraiche, 8.00

APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS

Vieiras sobre risotto de fresas

Grilled scallops with strawberry risotto ​and mango passion fruit vinaigrette​​, 13.00

Ensalada de salmón ahumado

Smoked salmon salad with baby arugula, fennel, black olives, grape tomatoes, and red onions with an Asian pear citrus vinaigrette, 12.00

PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE

Halibut a la plancha

Grilled halibut over yellow pepper saffron coulis, ​​​​​​29.00

Solomillo mar y montana

Grilled beef tenderloin with marinated jumbo shrimp and bordelaise sauce​​​, 31.00

Chuletas de corder

Wild Islandic lamb chops with rosemary scented Port reduction demi glace​​​, 29.00

Valentine’s Day at Costa del Sol – Full Menu

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February
12

Valentine’s Day is on Wednesday, February 14th! Eat your heart out this year with our hand-selected menu favorites and Valentine’s Day specials! Have you made your reservation yet? Call (860) 296-1714 

Here’s our full menu:

SOPA  DEL  DIA  –  SOUP
 
Crema de langosta
Creamy lobster bisque with a touch of Spanish Brandy and topped with crème fraiche, 9.50
 
Caldo Gallego
Hearty Galician style soup of ham, sausage, potatoes, white beans and collard greens, 8.00
 

APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS
 
Entremeses
Serrano ham, Manchego cheese, Spanish Iberico sausage, piquillo peppers, Manzanilla olives, and fire roasted artichokes 16.00
 
Ceviche
Shrimp and salmon ceviche with Asian pear, tomato, cucumber, onion, and citrus vinaigrette, 14.00
 
Camarones al pimentón
Shrimp sautéed with garlic filets, virgin olive oil, smoked paprika and white wine, 15.00
 
Pulpo a la Gallega
Galician style octopus with paprika, sea salt and extra virgin olive oil, 15.00
 
Vieiras sobre risotto de fresas
Grilled scallops with strawberry risotto and mango passion fruit vinaigrette, 16.00
 
Ensalada de salmón ahumado
Smoked salmon salad with artisan lettuce, avocado, grape tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion with a lemon dill caper vinaigrette, 13.00
 

PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE
 
Halibut a la plancha
Grilled halibut over yellow pepper saffron coulis, 29.00
 
Salmón con salsa de membrillo
Quince glazed salmon over spinach risotto, 25.00
 
Codillo de cerdo
Pork shank Osso buco with Amontillado sherry au jus and herbed mashed red potatoes, 28.00
 
Bistec a la pimienta verde
Black Angus New York Strip with green peppercorn brandy sauce, 28.00
 
Solomillo mar y montana
Grilled beef tenderloin with marinated jumbo shrimp and bordelaise sauce, 32.00
 
Pollo en Pepitoria
Sautéed chicken breast filets with sliced almonds, garlic, tomato, Serrano ham, saffron, Fino sherry, and grated egg, 25.00
 
Special San Valentine Paella de la Casa
Clams, mussels, shrimp, chicken, and sausage cooked in saffron rice garnished with jumbo head-on prawns (minimum for two) (for 2), 54.00
 
Special San Valentine Paella Marinera
Clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, and fish cooked in saffron rice garnished with jumbo head-on prawns (minimum for two) (for 2), 62.00
 

SPECIAL DRINKS
 
Valentine Passion Fruit Martini, 10.00
 
Cava (champagne) sangria
By the glass: 8.00   –   By the pitcher: 28.00

Valentine’s Day at Costa del Sol

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February
10

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Eat your heart out this year with our hand-selected menu favorites and Valentine’s Day specials. Here’s a sample of what to expect:

Lobster Bisque
Lobster bisque with a brandy scented crème fraiche foam

Entremeses
A Charcutier dish of assorted Spanish cured meats and cheeses

Special San Valentine Paella de la Casa
Our special Valentine paella with made with clams, mussels, shrimp, chicken, and sausage cooked in saffron rice, garnished with head-on prawns

Solomillo mar y montaña
Grilled tenderloin with jumbo shrimp and a bordelaise sauce

Make this Valentine’s Day memorable, please call to reserve your table (860) 296-1714.

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf

Our Valentine’s Day specials and hand-selected menu will only be available on Wednesday, February 14th. We will have Valentine’s Day inspired specials on the weekend.

Specials for the Week February 9 through February 15th

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February
9

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Have you made your reservations yet? Celebrating early? This week we have some amazing specials. Try our grilled mahi-mahi  with ceviche style sauce of red onions, green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, mango, and citrus vinaigrette over Cuban black beans and rice! See all our specials below:

 
SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP
 
Caldereta
Galician style chowder with monk fish, clams, smoked bacon, leeks and potatoes, 8.00    
 
APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS
 
Tosta con Jamon y vegetales asados
Flat bread with roasted zucchini, squash, caramelized red onions, mushrooms, Serrano ham, and Fontina cheese, 12.00
 
Atún a la guindilla
Tuna pieces sautéed in virgin olive oil, garlic, guindilla pepper, and white wine, 12.00
 
Navajas a la plancha
Grilled razor clams dressed with champagne herb vinaigrette, 13.00
{Arrives on Saturday}
 
PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE
 
Mahi-mahi con salsa estilo ceviche
Grilled mahi-mahi  with ceviche style sauce of red onions, green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, mango, and citrus vinaigrette over Cuban black beans and rice, 25.00
 
New York bistec con pimienta verde
Grilled Certified Black Angus New York strip steak with green peppercorn
brandy sauce, 27.00 

Taste of Hartford is Back!

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January
21

The Winter Taste of Hartford is back at Costa del Sol starting Tuesday, January 23rd and goes through Sunday, February 4th. We’re featuring our fantastic $30.18 fixed price menu, in addition to our regular menu. Choose an appetizer or soup, an entrée, and a dessert. Our fixed price menu includes:

Appetizer or Soup

Sopa Castellana
Classic Castilian style bread soup made with beef and chicken broth, diced Serrano ham, bacon, chorizo, and egg

Empanadilla
Spanish savory turnover filled with salted cod fish and raisins

Tosta de Jamón y queso Fontina
Flat bread with Serrano ham, Fontina cheese, fire roasted artichokes, roasted red peppers, baby arugula and drizzled with fig balsamic glaze

Atún a la guindilla
Tuna pieces sautéed in virgin olive oil, garlic, shallots, guindilla pepper, and white wine

Ensalada del invierno
Mixed greens, radicchio, blood oranges, roasted beets, goat cheese, Marcona almonds and dressed with citrus vinaigrette


Entrée
Rape con alubias
Grilled monk fish medallions over a cannellini bean ragout and drizzled with paprika oil

Codillo de cerdo
Pork shank Osso buco with Amontillado sherry demi-glace and herbed mashed red potatoes

Bistec a la plancha
Grilled Certified Black Angus New York strip steak with a green peppercorn brandy sauce and crispy shallots

Linguini con camarones
Shrimp sautéed with sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, black olives, basil, and tossed with linguini

Paella de la casa
House paella with mussels, clams, shrimp, chorizo, and chicken cooked in saffron rice (minimum for 2)


Dessert
Flan
Spanish caramel custard

Arroz con leche
Creamy rice pudding

Call for reservations! The Taste of Hartford only runs for 2 weeks and space is limited so please call us at 860-296-1714 to make reservations.

Specials for the Week January 19th through the 25th

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January
19

The work week is over – – – it’s time to start the weekend! This week we have a delicious selection of specials. Come in and try our grilled mahi-mahi with salt encrusted wrinkled potatoes and mojo picón, a classic sauce from the Canary Islands made with cilantro, cumin, green pepper, garlic and extra virgin olive oil! See all our specials below:
 
SOPA  DEL  DIA  –  SOUP
 
Sopa de ajo
Andalusian garlic soup with a touch of Fino sherry and topped with a garlic herb crouton, 7.00    
 
 
APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS
 
Tosta con Jamon y vegetales asados
Flat bread with roasted zucchini, squash, caramelized onions Serrano ham, and Fontina cheese, 12.00
 
Ensalada de bonito
Spanish conserved tuna salad with celery, diced red onions, herbs, and a touch of mayonnaise over mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onion, black olives, and red wine vinaigrette, 12.00
 
 
PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE
 
Mahi-mahi con mojo picón
Grilled mahi-mahi with salt encrusted wrinkled potatoes and mojo picón, a classic sauce from the Canary Islands made with cilantro, cumin, green pepper, garlic and extra virgin olive oil, 25.00
 
Bistec a la plancha con salsa churrasco
Grilled herb marinated flap steak with churrasco sauce, a popular Galician marinade and grilling sauce, 26.00

Specials for the week – January 12th through January 18th

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January
12

TGIF! Start the weekend with our new specials. This week we have a flat bread with roasted eggplant, red onion, yellow pepper, roasted chicken, and Fontina cheese. See all our specials below. 

 

SOPA  DEL  DIA  –  SOUP
 
Fabada
Asturian style hearty white bean soup with chorizo, morcilla, Serrano ham, and smoked Spanish paprika, 7.00              
 
 
APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS
 
Tosta de vegetales asados y pollo
Flat bread with roasted eggplant, red onion, yellow pepper, roasted chicken, and Fontina cheese, 12.00
 
Ensalada con camarón y quinua
Mixed greens salad with grilled shrimp, red quinoa, blood oranges, red onion, tomato, and walnuts, dressed with a citrus vinaigrette, 12.00
 
 
PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE
 
Mahi-mahi a la plancha
Grilled Mahi-mahi with mango tropical salsa and Cuban style rice, 25.00
 
Bistec a la plancha con salsa churrasco
Grilled herb marinated Flap steak with churrasco sauce (a popular Galician grilling marinade and sauce), 26.00 

Taste of Hartford Returns January 23rd to Costa del Sol

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January
10

Save the date! The Winter Taste of Hartford is back at Costa del Sol starting Tuesday, January 23rd and goes through Sunday, February 4th. We’re featuring our fantastic $30.18 fixed price menu, in addition to our regular menu. Choose an appetizer or soup, an entrée, and a dessert. Our fixed price menu includes:

Appetizer or Soup

Sopa Castellana
Classic Castilian style bread soup made with beef and chicken broth, diced Serrano ham, bacon, chorizo, and egg

Empanadilla
Spanish savory turnover filled with salted cod fish and raisins

Tosta de Jamón y queso Fontina
Flat bread with Serrano ham, Fontina cheese, fire roasted artichokes, roasted red peppers, baby arugula and drizzled with fig balsamic glaze

Atún a la guindilla
Tuna pieces sautéed in virgin olive oil, garlic, shallots, guindilla pepper, and white wine

Ensalada del invierno
Mixed greens, radicchio, blood oranges, roasted beets, goat cheese, Marcona almonds and dressed with citrus vinaigrette


Entrée
Rape con alubias
Grilled monk fish medallions over a cannellini bean ragout and drizzled with paprika oil

Codillo de cerdo
Pork shank Osso buco with Amontillado sherry demi-glace and herbed mashed red potatoes

Bistec a la plancha
Grilled Certified Black Angus New York strip steak with a green peppercorn brandy sauce and crispy shallots

Linguini con camarones
Shrimp sautéed with sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, black olives, basil, and tossed with linguini

Paella de la casa
House paella with mussels, clams, shrimp, chorizo, and chicken cooked in saffron rice (minimum for 2)


Dessert
Flan
Spanish caramel custard

Arroz con leche
Creamy rice pudding

Call for reservations! The Taste of Hartford only runs for 2 weeks and space is limited so please call us at 860-296-1714 to make reservations.

Specials for the week – January 5th through 11th

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January
5

It’s going to be a cold weekend! Warm up with one of our specials and a glass of wine – – – this week we have braised lamb shank over farro Swiss Chard and red onion sauté. See all our specials below: 

SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP
 
Fabada
Asturian style hearty white bean soup with chorizo, morcilla, Serrano ham, and smoked Spanish paprika, 7.00
 

 
APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS
 
Albondigas de cordero
Lamb meatballs with saffron risotto and tzatziki, 11.00
 
Ensalada de arrugula y falda
Baby arugula salad with grilled marinated skirt steak, blood oranges, fennel, red onion, tomato, and dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette, 12.00
 


 
PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE
 
Mahi-mahi a la plancha
Grilled Mahi-mahi with mango tropical salsa and Cuban style rice, 25.00
 
Codillo de cordero
Braised lamb shank over farro Swiss Chard and red onion sauté, 27.00