73 Liverpool St. just past the cinema strip on George St., near Town Hall Phone
Cuisine Type: Spanish Transportation:
CityRail: Town Hall Prices: Main courses A$16.50-$19 (U.S.$11.55-$13.30);
tapas A$5-$9 (U.S.$3.50-$6.30) Hours: Daily noon-3pm; Mon-Sat 6-11 pm, Sun
6-10pm. Credit Cards: AE, BC, DC, JCB, MC, V
Sydney's Spanish quarter, based on
Liverpool Street (a 10-minute walk from Town Hall station and just past Sydney's main
cinema strip) offers some great restaurants, of which Capitan Torres is my favorite.
Downstairs is a tapas bar with traditional stools, Spanish serving staff, and lots of
authentic dark oak. Upstairs on two floors is a fabulous restaurant with heavy wooden
tables and chairs and an atmosphere thick with sangria and regional food. The garlic
prawns are incredible, and the whole snapper a memorable experience. The tapas are better,
though, at Asturiana (02/9264 1010), another Spanish restaurant a couple of doors down on
the same street.
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