175 Brunswick St,Fitzroy, VictoriaTelephone: 03 9417 1567
For years now De Los Santos has been serving up some of the city’s best Paella, or so I was led to believe. It’s true that they’ve been serving Paella and other traditional Spanish food for years, but as far as it being some of the best, I didn’t find that the case.
To start we were served up some Sourdough Bread. I never knew that it was possible for Sourdough to actually be too sour. It was sour to the point that it was almost bitter.
We ordered the Seafood Paella for two for mains. There was lots of shellfish on top of the Paella and about 3 prawns as well. The Mussels really didn’t seem all that fresh and it would have been great if the prawns could have been de-veined, prior to cooking. The rice was gluggy and overall wasn’t a great meal.
The restaurant was hot and stuffy. Admittedly it was about 28c on a warm summer’s night outside, but in a busy restaurant with only one small air-conditioner it was quite uncomfortable.
Maybe some of the other meals on the menu might have been better, because the place was quite busy, but if you’re looking for some good Spanish Paella, try around the corner on Johnson St, you’re pretty sure to do better than here.