Paige’s Picks

After hearing rumors of a Spanish restaurant located in Kaisersluatern, I took my husband on a quiet Friday night to discover for myself if it was true.

Tamarillo, a restaurant and Tapas bar, is located in a gorgeous 150-year-old building in the middle of Kaiserslautern.

The romantic style of the architecture really stands out from the simple surroundings of the city park.

We walked through the curling iron gates and into the warm welcome of the restaurant foyer. Flamenco music resonated in the rounded rooms and brought back good memories of my many trips to Spain.

I drank a glass of a Rioja along with my starter of gazpacho. The gazpacho was alive with powerful lemon, tomato, parsley and onion; it was so smooth and delicious. It was good on a cold day, and it would be even better to eat on a warm summer day.
My husband sunk his teeth into a tiny dish of octopus studded with rock salt. I really liked the fresh, chewy texture; it was salty and strong. We then moved on to
our main dishes.  My chicken was nicely baked and covered in a soy sauce flavored gravy. I liked my golden potatoes flavored with rosemary.

My husband saw a dish with his favorite Manchego cheese on the menu and had to have it. Rich cheese, hot and delicious, was wrapped around fresh chunks of veggies; it was our favorite dish.

I couldn’t resist ordering crème catalana, which is toasted raw sugar over rich custard with fruit on the side. We enjoyed our coffee as the perfect end to a good meal.

The restaurant and Tapas bar is located at Pirmasenser Str. 59 and is open at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and at 10 a.m. Sundays and holidays.

So check it out; you won’t be dissapointed.