La Vara

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9 / 10

15 expert reviews

“Tapas-style restaurant that blends Moorish, Jewish, and Spanish influences with terrific results.”

– Michelin Guide

"Alexandra Raij (El Quinto Pino and Txikito in Chelsea) is behind this smallest of tapas joints in Cobble Hill." Full review
Time Out
"The menu explores the ancient legacy of pre-Inquisition Jewish and Moorish cultures (circa 15th century) on Spanish cuisine." Full review
New York Magazine
Critic's Pick
"At La Vara they turn their attention to the intertwining influences of Moorish and Jewish recipes on classic Spanish cuisine." Full review
Tasting Table
"Four visits have confirmed that nearly every item on this menu of Spanish food influenced by the country's Moorish and Jewish legacies is outstandingly delicious." Full review
The Infatuation
"Chefs Alex Raij and Eder Montero decided to do something different by exploring the influences that the Jews and Moors had on Spanish food on Spanish food over the centuries." Full review
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