Some people don't like the interior, the cheap ikea chairs and the newspaper covered walls, I don't care that much and prefer understatement to posh tackiness and i'm more concerned with food taste and value.
Anyways we arrived 1.30 p.m. and were told that the lunch set was sold out (they make only 15 portions and they will stop the RMB50 promo from now on). The menu had main 5 dishes listed and the one we wanted to order instead of the lunch menu wasn't available either.
Ok, we were ready to move lunch to another place, but the waiter said he could make us a deal, but he didn't tell us what dishes were actually available (although we specifically asked that twice) and what the concrete deal would be. But we agreed despite better instincts and what could possibly go wrong?
We started with a mushroom croquette appetizer: the outside could've have been much more crunchy, but the surprise was inside: a fluid mushroom paste.
Strange i don't think that's how croquettes are supposed to be but it wasn't too bad since it was almost flavorless and we were hungry.
Next up couscous a vegan mini portion with two bites of broccoli and cauliflower. Taste was actually ok, but there wasn't much to bite this dish.
Clams came all very small and almost nothing to eat there, each one had half a dozen miniclams but we all didn't like the taste of it and the sauce didn't help much nor did the old dry cheapo bread that came with it.
More than half an hour in we had three little dishes: not filling, and not matching at all.
We were still hungry and kind of in the mood to leave and get a real bite somewhere else.
Once again the waiter the asked us if we wanted some meat, and we were thinking it's part of the deal so of course said yes. So we got 3 steaks on 3 mushroom slices and a drop of gravy and jam nothing else with it. I'm not into steaks that much, but thought it was ok, after all the first thing that was somehow done well and actually somthing to bite. After that no dessert, but we got a shot of free porto which was probably the best part (and free).
Then came the bill 135 kuai each. Mind you the dinner set is 120, lunch 50. We were surprised but after all the culinary and service disappointment and waiting for 1 hour for the last dish to arrive just wanted to settle the bill and not argue for another hour (to be fair the waiter said we wouldn't have to pay the clams if we wouldn't like it but didn't prepare us to pay 270% of the lunch fare or 10 kuai for a WATER in a stinky glass).
I really wished for an edition to the very low standard no thrills Chengdu Western food monotony and so it's doubly disappointing to see a hyped up place to actually miss so hard. The food was either flavorless or nothing special (steak was ok, but 85 kuai for that? and if you serve me blindly please kindly let me know how much the damage will be) in any case nothing that would remind you of Spain or Spanish tapas.
Verdict: bad service, underwhelming food & selection, overpriced. Sorry, i'm not coming back again.