Castilla in Bellevue, WA
Castilla is a sophisticated Spanish restaurant in downtown Bellevue. It has a big menu with a range of traditional Spanish dishes and some interesting modern twists. The menu includes pinchos, small snacks to accompany drinks; tapas, hot or cold small dishes to go with drinks or to put together to make a light meal; empanadas; and full-size entrees.
We started with a round of white sangria with tapas of lamb chops with potatoes and a plate of artichoke fritters.. Some of us wanted a full dinner, so a vegetarian paella was ordered. The food was great! The paella was packed with brussels sprouts, fava beans, artichoke, broccoli and more. For dessert, we had a round of Amontillado sherry.
The menu is very appealing, because it is so easy to get a wide sample of food through tapas, pinchos, empanadas and other small plates. It is a great place to learn about Iberian cuisine. They even offer a flight of sherries. The cheese plates also looked wonderful. It is a place I would go back any time. It is bright and very spacious and has a hip vibe.Where the hams hang out
lamb with potatoe tapas