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The Early Word on Coral Gable's Spanish Hotspot Bulla

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Bulla Gastrobar.
Bulla Gastrobar.
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Last December when restaurant owner Carlos Centurion announced he was converting his classy Spanish restaurant Por Fin into a tapas restaurant, the Coral Gables community was confused. But now, with a little more than a month under its belt, Bulla Gastrobar locals seem to have embraced the place's new youthful appearance and tasty Catalan cuisine. Here's the early word on Bulla Gastrobar:

The Good News: On Yelp, a reviewer has a great time: "Service was very good with the staff demonstrating knowledge of both food and wine. Bulla needs some work on dish execution. The food could be as exciting as the rest of the restaurant with some changes in the kitchen." [Yelp]

The Great News: Remezcla digs the flavors: "The new and improved restaurant will be debuting its menu this week, which is split into three sections. The largest section, "tapas y raciones," features about two dozen dishes with the classics — like patatas bravas — as well as some new creations, including Huevos Bulla, a combination reminiscent of the previous iterations's hit Huevos Estrellados: homemade potato chips, a fried egg, Serrano ham, potato foam, and truffle oil. YUM. There are also plenty of meats and seafoods to choose from, including succulent looking Cochinillo." [Remezcla]

The Bad News: One Yelp isn't pleased with the pace of his meal: "30 min after ordering (let me add I had the munchiez big time) the patatas bravas came out nice and cold, and the potatoe chip, egg and jamon serrano concoction thing was a mess. I mention that the patatas bravas were cold and they literally microwaved them and brought them back out." [Yelp]

The Atmosphere News: Short Order gives us a peek at the decor: "The interior is warmed with raw-wood tabletops, chalkboard-painted walls with some dishes' names written in sweeping script, and a communal table next to an enlarged bar with a cheese and charcuterie display. Hovering overhead is a back-lit blocky mosaic intended to make the bar the focal point of the room." [Short Order]

The Service News: A Yelp reviewer praises the staff: "In regards to service, you would expect kinks in a restaurant that is newly opened. They have been open only for two weeks, but they have it together. The combination of their good food and their service will have us going back again and again." ?[Yelp]

The Experience News: A commenter recaps his visit: "Been there twice with the wife and friends. Delicately prepared tapas. Great service and atmosphere. Highly recommend it." [ Commenter]

The Tasty News: One Yelper raves: "The food was brought out quickly, and we literally inhaled the food within 15 minutes. The Patatas Bravas are, without a doubt, the best I have had in Miami, and the closest I've found to what I used to eat in Madrid. Needless to say, my mouth is STILL watering thinking about them. The rest of the food was equally exceptional. The Embutidos were very fresh, as was the cheese. I am not a big fan of eggy tortillas, and the tortilla had, in my opinion, the perfect balance of potato and egg." [Yelp]

The Sandwich News: Miami Curated shares about her meal: "I had a sandwich of Jamon Serrano with Spanish cheese, tomato, pesto and olive oil on Galician bread. It was outstanding? Friends went there two weeks ago and have been back three times, raving about the food. Go there. You won't be disappointed." [Miami Curated]
— Ashley Mason

· All Bulla Gastrobar Coverage [~EMIA~]
· Bulla Gastrobar [Official Website]

Bulla Gastrobar

2500 Ponce de Leon, , FL 33134 (786) 810-6215 Visit Website

Bulla Gastrobar

2500 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134