Specials for the week March 24 – March 30

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March
24

It’s finally starting to feel like spring and we’re celebrating the start of the weekend with a brand new batch of specials! This week we’re featuring a delicious baby arugula salad with Serrano ham, mango, grape tomato, beets, goat cheese, and an herb Champagne vinaigrette, or try our grilled tuna with a puttanesca style sauce of tomato, Manzanilla olives, anchovies, capers, and garlic! See all our specials below:

SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP

Caldereta
Galician style chowder with clams, monk fish, potatoes, Applewood bacon, and leeks | 8.00  

APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS

Empanadillas de de carne y cerdo
Spanish savory turnovers filled with beef, pork, onion and peppers accompanied with tomato and spice remoulade | 11.00  

Ensalada de arugula con jamón, mango, y remolacha
Baby arugula salad with Serrano ham, mango, grape tomato, beets, goat cheese, and an herb Champagne vinaigrette | 12.00  

PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE

Atun a la plancha
Grilled tuna with a puttanesca style sauce of tomato, Manzanilla olives, anchovies, capers, and garlic | 26.00  

Bistec con churrasco
Grilled bavette steak with churrascó sauce, a popular Spanish grilling sauce of herbs, spices and a touch of aged sherry vinegar | 27.00

Specials for the week: March 17th – 23rd

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March
17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We are very proud of our Celtic roots. In fact, a Celtic tribe, known as the Gallaeci, settled in an area north of the Douro River now called Galicia (Spain), where our family originates. It is considered the seventh of the original Celtic nations! Just like in Ireland, bagpipes are a traditional folk musical instrument in Galicia. We’re playing Spanish Galician Celtic music throughout the restaurant this weekend. So, get your green ready and save room for our mint chocolate chip martini. Come in for dinner and try our Galician style chowder with clams, monk fish, potatoes, Applewood bacon, and leeks – – – perfect for a festive dinner tonight! See all our specials for the week:

SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP

Caldereta
Galician style chowder with clams, monk fish, potatoes, Applewood bacon, and leeks | 8.00  

APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS

Tosta Mediterránea
Flat bread with Fontina cheese, roasted colored peppers, baby arugula, Serrano ham, fire grilled marinated artichokes, and topped with Balsamic reduction drizzle | 12.00  

Vieiras a la Gallega
Traditional Galician style scallops with a saffron onion and diced Serrano ham confit served in a scallop shell | 12.00  

Ensalada de arrúgala con camarón
Baby arugula and grilled marinated shrimp salad with avocado, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, and tomato beet cabernet vinaigrette | 12.00  

PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE

Mahi-mahi a la plancha
Grilled Mahi-mahi with tropical salsa of mango, colored peppers, red onion, jalapeno, cucumber, and tomato over Cuban style rice | 26.00  

Bistec a la plancha
Grilled Certified Black Angus New York sirloin strip with shitake mushroom green peppercorn brandy sauce | 27.00

Specials for the Week: March 10-16

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March
10

The Hartford St. Patrick’s Day parade is this weekend and to celebrate we’ll have Spanish Galician Celtic music throughout the restaurant on Saturday (we open at 5)! 

In fact, did you know that we have Celtic roots? A Celtic tribe, known as the Gallaeci, settled in an area north of the Douro River now called Galicia (Spain), where our family originates. It is considered the seventh of the original Celtic nations. So come in and try our traditional Galician style scallops with a saffron onion and diced Serrano ham confit served in a scallop shell! See all our specials below:

SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP

Fabada
Hardy Asturias white bean stew with chorizo and morcilla | 7.00  

APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS

Tosta Mediterránea
Flat bread with Fontina cheese, roasted colored peppers, baby arugula, fire grilled marinated artichokes, Serrano ham, and a Balsamic reduction drizzle | 12.00  

Vieiras a la Gallega
Galician style scallops with a saffron onion and diced Serrano ham confit served in a scallop shell | 12.00  

Ensalada de arrúgala con camarón
Baby arugula and grilled marinated shrimp salad with blood oranges, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, Marcona almonds, and a tomato champagne vinaigrette | 12.00  

PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE

Mahi-mahi a la plancha
Grilled Mahi-mahi with a tropical salsa of mango, colored peppers, red onion, jalapeno, cucumber, and tomato, served over Cuban style rice | 26.00  

Bistec a la plancha
Grilled Certified Black Angus New York Sirloin strip with shitake mushroom green peppercorn brandy sauce | 27.00

Thank you for your support during the Winter Taste of Hartford

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March
6

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of our customers, friends, and family for coming out to the Winter Taste of Hartford over the past two weeks. It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces and meet some new ones! We are passionate about our love of great food and the city of Hartford! We are proud to participate in the Taste of Hartford, and be a part of the Connecticut food scene year after year.

The Taste of Hartford might be over, but that doesn’t mean that the fun ends; there is always something special on the menu and new events coming up. Keep an eye on our blog, social media posts, and/or events calendar on our website to be in the know!

If you didn’t see it on our Facebook page, our restaurant and food photos were featured in a USA Today slideshow (starting on slide 19!). Click here to see it.

We hope to see you soon!
Thank you from everyone at Costa del Sol

Specials of the Week – February 17 – 23

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February
17

We have a lot going on next week! The Winter Taste of Hartford is back on Tuesday (have you checked out our menu?) and we have a brand new batch of specials. Add a glass of sangria (or a pitcher, we won’t judge!) and you really can’t go wrong! Here’s the specials for the week:

SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP

Fabada
Hardy Asturias white bean stew with chorizo and morcilla | 7.00    

APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS  

Tosta de pate de mejillón escabechado
Marinated Chatham wild mussel pate accompanied by herbed olive oil brushed crostini and dill mayonnaise | 12.00  

Ensalada de pato confitado
Duck confit salad with watercress, walnuts, dried cranberries, cherry tomatoes, herbed croutons, mango, passion fruit vinaigrette, and accompanied by a raspberry cranberry chutney | 13.00    

PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE  

Atún a la plancha
Grilled tuna with a lemon, caper, and shallot white wine seafood sauce | 26.00  

Bistec a la plancha
Grilled Certified Black Angus New York strip with a pink peppercorn brandy sauce | 27.00

 

The winter Taste of Hartford is back!

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February
14

The Taste of Hartford is back from February 21st to March 5th! You get an appetizer or soup, entree, and dessert for $30.17. Our fixed price menu includes:

Appetizer or Soup Choices:

Sopa de ajo
Andalucian style garlic soup with saffron and a touch of Fino sherry topped with herb garlic crouton

Pastel de tortilla de patatas
Layered Spanish potato and onion omelet with ham and Fontilla cheese over tomato coulis

Empanadilla
Spanish savory turnover filled with beef, pork, onions, peppers, and mushrooms

Pastelito de salmón
Salmon cake with grilled mango chutney

Ensalada de Naranja, remolacha, y queso
Mixed green salad with blood orange, beets, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, sliced almonds crumbled goat cheese and vermouth vinaigrette

Entrée Choices:

Rape a la plancha
Grilled monk fish over butter bean ragout and drizzled with paprika oil

Codillo de cerdo
Pork shank Osso buco with shallot Amontillado sherry au jus and herbed mashed red potatoes

Bistec a la plancha
Grilled Certified Black Angus New York strip steak Basque style with sautéed fire roasted red peppers and garlic fillets

Linguini con camarones en salsa verde
Shrimp sautéed with garlic parsley seafood sauce tossed with linguini

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

Dessert Choices:

Flan
Spanish caramel custard

Arroz con leche
Creamy rice pudding

Don’t let this pass by you! Call to make a reservation: 860-296-1714, or stop in to book your table and shop in our gourmet deli. We have all your favorite Spanish specialty cheeses, meats, spices, vinegars, and oils!

Valentine’s Menu

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February
13

Eat your heart out this year with our hand-selected menu favorites and Valentine’s Day specials! 

VALENTINE’S MENU 2017
Recommended special drinks

Valentine Passion Fruit Martini | 10.00

Cava (champagne) sangria
By the glass: 8.00 By the pitcher: 28.00

SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP

Crema de langosta
Creamy lobster bisque with a touch of Spanish Brandy and topped with crème fraiche | 9.50

Gallego
Hearty Galician style soup of ham, sausage, potatoes, white beans and collard greens | 8.00

APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS

Jamón Ibérico
A plate of Spain’s most prized cured ham, acorn feed and cured over 18 months | 18.00

Entremeses
Serrano ham, Manchego cheese, Spanish sausage, piquillo peppers, Manzanilla olives, marinated artichokes, and white asparagus | 16.00

Camarones al ajo
Shrimp sautéed with garlic, shallots, virgin olive oil, and white wine | 15.00

Pulpo a la Gallega
Galician style octopus with paprika, sea salt and extra virgin olive oil | 15.00

Tosta de pate de mejillón escabechado
Crostini of “pickled “ wild mussel pate accompanied by dill mayonnaise | 14.00

Ensalada de pato confitado
Duck confit salad with watercress, walnuts, dried cranberries cherry tomatoes, herbed croutons, mango passion fruit vinaigrette and accompanied by raspberry cranberry chutney | 13.00

PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE

Atún a la plancha
Grilled tuna with Putanesca style sauce of manzanilla olives, anchovies, tomatoes, capers, and white wine | 27.00

Bacalao a la plancha
House-cured salted codfish with onion and red pepper confit over sautéed baby spinach | 26.00

Linguini con camarones
Shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, artichokes, apple wood smoked bacon and basil tossed with linguini | 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 rosa
Grilled Black Angus New York Strip with pink peppercorn brandy sauce | 28.00

Solomillo con salsa Valdeón
Grilled beef tenderloin with Spanish Valdeon blue cheese sauce | 32.00

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) | 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) | 62.00

February 10th through February 16th Specials

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February
10

Are you still digging out from yesterday’s storm? Don’t let cabin fever get the best of you…step out, have a glass of wine, and try one of our specials. This week we have grilled swordfish with a lemon, garlic, caper, and white wine sauce and grilled Certified Black Angus New York strip with a shitake mushroom sauce. See our full list of specials below:

SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP

Fabada
Hardy Asturias white bean stew with chorizo and morcilla | 7.00    

APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS

Tosta de carne asada
Sauté of shredded beef, pork and wild mushrooms on toasted boule bread topped with baby arugula and melted San Simon smoked cheese | 12.00  

Ensalada de gambas y naranja sangrienta
Grilled herb marinated shrimp over baby arugula greens with blood orange, tomato, goat cheese crumbles, red onion, raisins, and vermouth wine vinegar | 14.00  

Piquillo relleno de bacalao y espinacas
Piquillo peppers stuffed with salted cod fish and spinach atop of a savory oyster mushroom fried custard and yellow pepper coulis | 13.00    

PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE

Pez espada a la plancha
Grilled swordfish with a lemon, garlic, caper, and white wine sauce | 26.00  

Bistec a la plancha
Grilled Certified Black Angus New York strip with a shitake mushroom sauce | 27.00

Are you celebrating an early Valentine’s Day at home this weekend? Most of our desserts are available to-go! Call 860-296-1714 to order. Don’t worry, you can take all the credit; your secret is safe with us!

 

February 3rd to the 9th Specials

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February
3

In addition to being Super Bowl this weekend, we’ve released a new week of specials. Come in and try our sauté of shredded beef, pork, and wild mushrooms on toasted boule bread topped with baby arugula and melted San Simon smoked cheese or our Grilled double-cut pork chop with balsamic glazed shallots! See our full menu of specials below.

Also, do something different this year for the Super Bowl and add some Spanish flavor to your buffet. Paella and wings totally go together! Call to find out what menu favorites are available to-go: 860-296-1714.

SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP

Sopa de cebolla almendrada
Very classic Spanish onion soup made with chicken almond stock and topped with a Manchego cheese crouton | 7.00

 

APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS

Tosta de carne hasada
Sauté of shredded beef, pork, and wild mushrooms on toasted boule bread topped with baby arugula and melted San Simon smoked cheese | 12.00

Ensalada de gambas y naranja sangrienta
Grilled herb marinated shrimp over artisan mixed greens with blood orange, tomato, Manchego cheese, and vermouth wine vinegar | 14.00

Piquillo relleno de bacalao y espinacas
Piquillo peppers stuffed with salted cod fish and spinach atop of a savory oyster mushroom fried custard and yellow pepper coulis | 13.00

 

PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE

Rape sobre ragout de alubias
Roasted monk fish over butter bean ragout and sautéed spinach | 26.00

Chuleta de cerdo a la plancha
Grilled double-cut pork chop with balsamic glazed shallots | 25.00

 

Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Call to reserve your table 860-296-1714. “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf

Reserve your Valentine’s Day table

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January
29

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:

Tabla Iberica
Serrano ham, Palacios cured sausage, Manchego cheese, and a hand-selected seasonal cheese

Special San Valentine Paella de la Casa
Clams, mussels, shrimp, chicken, and sausage cooked in saffron rice, garnished with jumbo head-on prawns

Codillo de cerdo
Pork shank Osso buco with Amontillado sherry au jus and herbed red potatoes

Make this Valentine’s Day memorable, call to reserve your table 860-296-1714.
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf

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Also don’t forget to save the date! Taste of Hartford is back from February 20th to March 5th. We’ll share our special $30.17 fixed price menu next month but it’s never too early to plan ahead! Call to make a reservation 860-296-1714, or stop in to book your table and shop in our gourmet deli. We have all your favorite Spanish specialty cheeses, meats, spices, vinegars, and oils!