As you step into Bocadito’s pleasantly lit interior, the first thing you’ll notice is the buzz of convivial laughter and animated conversation. It’s always a reassuring sign to enter a restaurant and realise that everybody is genuinely enjoying themselves. Indeed, this Latin American-style venue makes for a perfect evening out, and thanks to its relaxed and unhurried atmosphere, you can easily imagine yourself in the heart of Cuba or in a Spanish bodega.
Bocadito’s menu is varied and interesting. We tried a selection of delicious starters to share, which included salt cod bunuelos with spicy piquillo dip, and great Padron peppers in crispy batter. With so much to try, we eventually settled on the agave-glazed pork belly with crispy crackling, spiced sweet potato and black bean, and the red snapper Veracruz with sesame corn crust and olive and caper salsa for our main courses. The piquant fl avours in each dish were a sensory delight, and everything was delivered to the table with panache by enthusiastic staff with ready smiles.
Although we visited for an evening meal, make sure you check out the tempting brunch menu, which features the likes of huevos rancheros, churros con chocolate and chipotle bacon and egg muffin until 4pm at the weekend. Don’t miss out on the special offers available throughout the week, which allow diners to tuck into some of the best tapas outside of Spain for astonishingly good prices.