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I bought a Groupon voucher for Sol Tasca - $20 for $40 worth of food.I had a hard time making booking on Friday nights, as apparently they were fully booked.So, I made a reservation on a Wednesday night. A night they promised had a live band performance. We made our way there at about 630pm, and the place was COMPLETELY deserted. The Starbucks beside was full and a stark contrast to Sol Tasca.So, anyway, feeling a little awkward, cos the restaurant had a open concept, ie all walking passers-by c
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I bought a Groupon voucher for Sol Tasca - $20 for $40 worth of food.
I had a hard time making booking on Friday nights, as apparently they were fully booked.

So, I made a reservation on a Wednesday night. A night they promised had a live band performance. We made our way there at about 630pm, and the place was COMPLETELY deserted. The Starbucks beside was full and a stark contrast to Sol Tasca.

So, anyway, feeling a little awkward, cos the restaurant had a open concept, ie all walking passers-by could see us, we picked a high stool table near the middle.

Prior to buying the Groupon, I had a look at the online menu and prices seemed reasonable at $28-30 for a paella and we'll have enought for more tapas. Upon reaching the actual venue, they jacked up the prices so much that it was $32-35 for paella, $8 and above for the tapas! Not only that, the tapas were so so so tiny.

The White wine Parsley mussels ($22) were too miserable. Resembling more like cockles, with a way too salty sauce. Having been to Spain in the early part of the year, this place saddens me. Unlike the fleshy juicy shellfish I was expecting, what was presented before us was nothing more than a metal plate of shrivelled mussels.

Deep-fried calamari ($10) was had like 10 pieces?

Lucky for them, Salted cod croquette ($10) was at least hot and Olive, Anchovy and Brie on toast ($8) was pretty authentic.

Still, portion is lousy; nothing to speak of for ambience. Over-zealous waitresses clearing your plates as there were no others in the restaurant for the entire stay.

We maxed out our Groupon voucher and left for dinner elsewhere.
I will never return.
(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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