Had late lunch at restaurant Sevilla which serves also Sokos hotel Presidentti customers. One can find Sevilla also in St. Petersburg where there are Sokos hotels. Sevilla tries to be Spanish restaurant with wide tapas selection, Spanish name and menu which is also in Spanish. Having dined there couple of times tapas portions have been quite well prepared and tasty as there were this time. Location; 50 meters from shopping center Kamppi.
Ordered 4 tapas portions which we shared. CHILI MARINATED SHRIMPS AND AIOLI Gambas peladas y macerados en salsa picante con alioli, SELECTION OF SPANISH CHEESES Selección de quesos españoles i.e. Cabrales blue cheese Mahón and Manchego cheese, figs and fig balsami, LAMB MEATBALLS AND CHORIZO Albóndigas de cordero y chorizo GARLIC BREAD Pan de ajo. Shrimps were good but aioli needed more taste. Would have ordered something else instead of cheeses as they were quite modest. One meatball with chorizo was OK and garlic bread with whole cloves of garlic was almost better than in Spain.
For main course 2x PEPPER CHICKEN Pollo a la pimienta i.e. Succulent wing-boned chicken breast, creamy brandy pepper sauce, Spanish-style baked vegetables and French fries. Chicken was OK but pepper sauce could have included more pepper in order to be enough spicy.
Restaurant Sevilla is easy place to go and have something to eat if one likes Spanish flavours.
REVIEW: FOOD 3-/5 – SERVICE 3+/5 – Overall grade 3+/5
By the way, when visiting Sevilla about year ago, ordered speciality of the house. Had to send it back to the kitchen because chicken was so dry and chewy. Better luck next time :)