Old Town Happy Hour – Tapas•papa•frita
Unless you have been living under a rock you know we love Old Town and personally we think it has the best places for Happy Hour in town (Ok we admit, we might be a little biased here)! So we are always up for showing off our town and what better way to do it then by promoting Happy Hour every Thursday at 5pm. You can check Facebook and Twitter to find out where we will be next time, or just sign up for our newsletter at right. Here are the results of our recommendations; we will of course be updating this weekly so stay tuned! See the lengths we are willing to go for you to bring you these updates! I swear it’s a tough job!
Thursday, May 17
In our efforts to bring you the best places to go for Happy Hour in Old Town we take a departure and spice things up a bit with a Latin flair. To be honest Tapas•papa•frita isn’t your typical Happy Hour, while they do have drink specials for Happy Hour (this week was $1 red or white sangria) they didn’t have special HH pricing on the food when we were there. That being said, the whole idea of Tapas is small plates of food, meant to be shared and share we did! All the Tapas are reasonably priced and offer a complexity of exotic taste missing in many HH. If you want something different, this is your place!
Enough with the fluff, lets talk about the food! TPF has an amazing selection of tapas and frankly they all were excellent so I really think you can’t go wrong selecting anything off the menu. The menu features three main categories of tapas; meats, seafood and vegetable/cheese with about 15 choices per section so if you are in a small group, be prepared for some tough decisions! Schmooze was fortunate enough to have a bevy of friends along so we really got to sample a large cross section of the menu.
Here is a sampling of some of the Tapas we tried, all were scrumptious and none of them made it completely around the table, they were that good! A stand out dish was the Pollo a la Cazadora - Garlic chicken casserole with potatoes and carrots. Very tasty indeed!
Another favorite was the Gambas al Pil-Pil – Sautéed gulf shrimp, garlic, guindilla pepper, white wine. Light, tasty and perfect for the summer. This goes well with the white sangria and at $1 a glass, you can’t beat it!
Okay for the life of me I can’t remember what this was but it was good! Blame it on to much Sangria!
Remember when your mom used to scold you for not eating vegetables? Don’t worry, you will have plenty of great dishes to choose from here also from the Vegetales y Quesos (vegetables and cheeses). We would strongly recommend the Pastel a la Porrusalda, a leek tart in a puff pastry shell and the hands on favorite of everyone at the table.
Did I mention the bread? Yes, yes I did. Danger Will Robinson. Yes it’s that good, so be careful don’t fill up on it before the meal. We went through three baskets of bread and were in a carb-induced coma before we ever started eating. The bread also comes with a great dipping sauce, which is fabulous and probably has 1000 calories a taste, which is why I am glad I didn’t ask what it was. Just enjoy it, calories, smalories.
Tapaspapafrita is located off Stetson, on Southbridge, alongside the canal in the area near Cowboy Ciao and the across from the Herb Box.
7144 Stetson Drive
Old Town Scottsdale