02/28/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I took my wife there for her B-day expecting good Spanish food. What a disaster!!. We have had Paella in a number of places, including Barcelona Spain, and the Iberia Paella Tipica was terrible. It was overcooked to the point that rice had been almost fried, the scallops they used were bay scallops cooked like erasers, the shrimp were overcooked, the pieces of chicken were actually burnt. We waited 45-50 minutes for it and on top of all the overcooking it was salty. My wife actually told the waiter (in Spanish) that is was terrible and he told us that he had other complaints from other customers. I reluctantly paid the bill and the rediculous 19% service charge. It was my wife's B-day and I did not want to have a big dispute in the rest. figuring I will call the owner the next day and explain. Any reasonable owner would understand. I called and got the owner Jose Luis who was just rude and wanted to blame us for not sending it back. I explained that we had a after dinner appt. and we were not going to re-order and wait.
I asked for my money back for the pallea. He refused and wanted to give me some sort of gift certificate. He would not say for how much. I told him after that food no thank you. How can this restaurant even exist on the Penninsula. All it can be is the deception of calling it Authentic Spanish Food when it is cooked terribe and the service does not constitute 19%. This is just a owner trying to take customers money. The tapas were not even available on the dinner menu other than 6 which were not bar type tapas. This place is bad, just do not go. You'll be sorry.