TAIWAN FUN MAGAZINE, September 2007.

Gusto Tapas Beer Bar


Gusto Tapas Beer Bar


Gusto Tapas Beer Bar

23, Alley 5, Lane 107, FuXing S Rd, Sec 1
(near corner of DaAn Rd); (02) 2731-3267
Hours:11:30 am-10 pm, Fri & Sat 11:30 am-12 am

Everything here, from the authentic dishes, the tiny garden, the red brick and stone walls to the murals and archways conjures up the ambiance of Spain. Their tapas is displayed in a glass cabinet on a white bar, evoking the feel of a local Spanish watering hole. Cathy, after ten years of running her restaurant in Taichung, has brought her friendly and inviting nature to Taipei. She imports the newest, trendiest Spanish-style ingredients and frequently visits Spain to bring back the hippest tapas ideas she finds on Paseo de Gracia. As in Spain, there is a table menu with photos, descriptions and a number used to identify the dish when ordering. --By Josie Wu, translated by Ann Lee

A. Comb Barbecue with Beef, Chicken, Seafood and Mushrooms (NT$320). This attractive dish contains a selection of poultry, seafood (fish, shrimp and scallops), along with a unique dipping sauce. Ask the staff how to enjoy it the Spanish way.

B.There are currently 41 items on the menu, every dish made in small batches which often sell out. After 9:30 p.m., whatever is left is served at a 50 % discount. If you want to get your hands on something authentic, try the Spanish Comb Olive (NT$80).