Summary: Spanish tapas with a secret garden.
La Vara, nestled in the heart of a bustling borough, offers an authentic Spanish tapas experience with a serene garden oasis. This cozy spot serves a variety of traditional dishes with Moorish and Jewish influences, including their signature fried chickpeas, anchovies, cured olives, and sardines. The menu, crafted with a playful spirit, features highlights such as salmorejo, salt cod carpaccio, and crispy suckling pig. Guests can enjoy their meals under the shade of trees in the quiet garden or within the stylish, narrow interior. The beverage list complements the food with an array of Spanish wines by the glass, draft beers, sangria, and cocktails. For dessert, the orange blossom-scented date and walnut tart with lemon curd and sweet cream stands out, offering a unique finish to an exquisite culinary journey. La Vara celebrates the concept of "cocina casera," elevating home cooking to new heights and attracting not just locals but food enthusiasts from all over.