Reserve your Valentine’s table at Costa del Sol

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February
12

It’s not too late to reserve your Valentine’s table at Costa del Sol! Eat your heart out this year with our hand-selected menu favorites and Valentine’s Day specials. Our menu includes:

SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP

Crema de langosta
Creamy lobster bisque with a touch of Spanish brandy and topped with creme fraiche

Caldo Gallego
Hearty Galician-style soup of ham, sausage, potatoes, white beans, and collard greens

APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS

Entremeses
Serrano ham, Manchego cheese, Spanish lberico sausage, piquillo peppers, Manzanilla olives, and fire roasted artichokes

Ceviche
Shrimp and salmon ceviche with Spanish butter beans, avocado, mango, pineapple and a lime vinaigrette

Camarones al pimentón
Shrimp sautéed with garlic filets, virgin olive oil, smoked paprika, and white wine

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

Vieiras sobre risotto de fresas
Grilled scallops with strawberry risotto and mango, cucumber, and tomato

Calamares a la plancha
Grilled squid with Spanish paprika, olive oil, and crispy garlic

Ensalada Cosa del Sol
Field greens with Serrano ham, heart of palm, asparagus, artichoke hearts, and vine ripe cherry tomatoes with a vinaigrette with olives and capers

PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRE

Atun a la puttanesca
Grilled tuna with a puttanesca sauce of tomatoes, Manzanilla olives, capers, and anchovies

Salmon con salsa de membrillo
Quince glazed salmon over spinach risotto

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

Chuletas de cordero
Grilled lamb chops with pearl onions and rosemary scented port demi-glace

Costilla de buey braseada
Braised boneless beef short rib with wild mushrooms and creamy rice

Pollo en Pepitoria
Sautéed chicken breast filets with sliced almonds, garlic, tomato, Serrano ham, saffron, Fino sherry, and grated egg

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

Special San Valentine Paella Marinera
Our special Valentine seafood paella with made with clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, and fish cooked in saffron rice, garnished with head-on prawns

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

Save the Date for the Winter Taste of Hartford

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January
13

Save the date for the Winter Taste of Hartford! The fun starts at Costa del Sol on Tuesday January 22nd and goes through Sunday, February 3rd!

The 2019 Winter Taste of Hartford

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January
13

The Winter Taste of Hartford is back at Costa del sol starting Tuesday, January 22nd through Sunday, February 3rd. We’re featuring our fantastic $30.19 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 de ajo
Andalusian-style garlic chicken soup with saffron and a hint of Fino sherry

Croquetas de camaron y bacon
Shrimp and bacon croquettes

Ensalada de lechuga verde y radiccio
Salad of mixed artisan greens and radicchio with blood oranges, dried cranberries, red onion, goat cheese, Marcona almonds and dressed with a white balsamic vinaigrette

Piquillo relleno con mousse de bacalao
Fire roasted piquillo pepper stuffed with salted cod fish mousse

Entrée

Salmón a la plancha con salsa de naranja
Grilled salmon with a blood Orange glaze over sautéed baby spinach

Bistec a la plancha
New York strip steak with a mushroom green peppercorn brandy sauce and crispy shallots

Codillo de cerdo
Pork shank Osso bucco with an amontillado sherry demi-glace and herbed smashed red potatoes

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.

Please note, price does not include tax or gratuity

Specials for the Week January 4th through January 10th

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January
4

We’re starting the year off right with a brand new batch of specials! Escape the cold and try our creamy lobster bisque. See all our specials below.

SOPA DEL DIA – SOUP

Crema de langosta
Lobster bisque garnished with crème fraiche foam, 8.00

APERITIVOS – APPETIZERS

Vieras a la plancha
Grilled scallops over strawberry risotto and topped with mango vinaigrette, 14.00

PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE

Pez espada a la plancha con mojo picon
Grilled swordfish with mojo picon, a popular parsley, cilantro, garlic, and olive oil sauce from the Canary Islands, 26.00

Holiday Gift Guide

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December
3

Tis the season for holiday parties, events, and gift swaps. Gift your friends and family something delicious this season!

We carry Spanish delicacies, such as paprika, saffron, short-grain rice, chorizo, vinegars, oils, chocolates, and so much more! We have everything you need to put together a memorable hostess gift or gift basket for every budget.

Create Your Own Paella Basket
Gift everything they’ll need to make their own paella at home! We can put together a unique basket that has a traditional paella pan, short-grain rice, saffron, paprika, chorizo, and even our recipe.

A Taste of Spain Basket
We can create a custom “Taste of Spain” gift basket that has select spices, vinegars, and oils!

Chorizo & Spanish Meat Basket
We can put together a selection of Serrano ham, chorizo, morcillas (blood sausage), and so much more!

Don’t forget, we can pair it with your favorite Spanish cheeses and crackers for the perfect “out of the basket” appetizer.

Spanish Cheese Basket
Have a cheese lover on your list? Give the gift of Spanish cheese! Choose from our gourmet selection of tetilla, manchego, mahon, … our selection is always changing and growing.

Sweet Ending Gift Basket
Sensational sweets from Spain. In addition to Spanish chocolate, we carry a wide variety of turron, delicate and creamy almond wafer cookies, sweet olive oil tortas, and fig almond cakes.

Gift the Experience of Dinner
Not sure what to do? Give the gift of dinner at Costa del Sol. Sometimes the best gifts are experience gifts – – – treat your friends and family to a night out!

Now through December 31st, buy a $100 gift card and in return we’ll give you a $20 bonus card. Learn more about our holiday gift cards here >


Stop in our deli, or call (860) 296-1714 to arrange your custom basket or purchase a gift card. Gift cards can also be purchased online, click here to buy your gift card >

Costa del Sol Holiday Gift Cards and Bonus Card

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December
2

Bonus CardGift your friends and loved ones a Costa del Sol gift card. Now through December 31st, 2018 buy a $100 gift card and in return we’ll give you a $20 bonus card for you to use.* There’s no better gift than a present that gives twice! Stop in or click here to buy online.

*Bonus cards are valid January 1st through March 31st (2019). Limit one per table, cannot be combined with any other offers, no cash back, and is not redeemable on the day you purchase your gift card. 

Specials for the Week: November 30 – December 6

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November
30

It’s starting to feel like Christmas with the cold weather (we saw snow flurries today!), tree lighting in Wethersfield coming up on Thursday, and endless Hallmark Movies! Tis the season and we’re fully engaged in it with our Winter specials. Does it get more Winter comfort food than braised boneless beef short rib served with roasted garlic mashed potato and cauliflower!?! 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

Pincho moruno
Spanish marinated pork skewers with saffron almond raisin couscous, 12.00


PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE

Salmon a la plancha
Grilled steelhead salmon over braised red cabbage, 26.00

Costilla de buey braseada
Braised boneless beef short rib with roasted garlic mashed potato and cauliflower, 26.00


SPECIAL PAELLA

Fideua
Thin noodle paella with chicken, sausage, shrimp, artichokes and aioli (For Two), 42.00

Specials for the Week: November 23rd through the 29th

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November
24

We hope that everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for all of your support throughout the year. We’re heading into the Christmas season with a brand-new batch of 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

Tosta de Jamón, Tomate, y alcachofa
Flat bread topped with fontina cheese, roasted grape tomatoes, artichokes, baby arugula, and a balsamic reduction, 11.00


PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE

Trucha a la Navarra
Serrano ham and white asparagus stuffed Idaho rainbow trout, 27.00

Bistec con salsa de churrasco
Grilled herb and garlic marinated flank steak with salsa churrasco, a Galician grilling sauce of herbs, Garlic, tomato, olive oil, and a splash of sherry vinegar, 26.00


SPECIAL PAELLA

Fideua
Thin noodle paella with chicken, sausage, shrimp, artichokes and aioli, (For Two), 42.00

Thanksgiving is on Thursday – – – Are you ready?

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November
18

Yikes, Thanksgiving is on Thursday! Are you still stressing out about what to serve? It’s not too late to order paella or a beautifully assembled charcuterie platter. You can get all your menu favorites ready to go!

We’re closed on Thanksgiving but open on Wednesday for pick-ups so call early in the week to place your orders, (860) 296-1714.

Also, don’t forget to stop in and check out our deli with all your favorite Spanish specialty cheeses, meats, spices, vinegars, oils, and so much more.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family! After Thanksgiving, we will re-open for Friday dinner.

Specials for the Week – November 16 through November 22

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November
16

We’re starting to get our fist glimpse of Winter after Wednesday’s snow storm. It just reminds us that the holidays are around the corner – – – first Thanksgiving next week and then Christmas. It’s not too late to order your menu favorites and paella for Thanksgiving – – – – we’re closed the day of Thanksgiving but open on Wednesday for pickups. Here’s this week’s 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

Almejas rellenas
Spanish style “stuffies”, chorizo, clam meat, onions, peppers and a hint of smoked hot paprika 12.00


PLATO PRINCIPAL – ENTRÉE

Trucha a la Navarra
Serrano ham and white asparagus stuffed trout, 27.00

Bistec con salsa de churrasco
Grilled herb and garlic marinated flank steak with salsa churrasco, a Galician grilling sauce of herbs, garlic, tomato, olive oil, and a splash of sherry vinegar, 26.00


SPECIAL PAELLA

Fideua
Thin noodle paella with chicken, sausage, shrimp, artichokes, and aioli (For Two), 42.00